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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-09-2008, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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snails in my sump

i have a 60 gallon tank and im using a diy wet-dry filter on it and i notice now when i remove sponges in the sump that there are alot of little snails on them. this is not a planted tank.
there's alot of crushed coral and lava rocks in the sump and i was wondering if these snails will cause a problem or is an indication that there is one? when i get home i'll try to see if i can take some pics of some but they are so small, i almost thought they were grains of sand. fish seem ok, same setup i've had for a few years now.
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I think it's fairly normal. I know certain LFS's that use central filter systems (not a good idea, IMO) and keep loaches in the sump to eat snails.

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x2 not a problem unless they get inside some equipment (baby snails occasionally get into the impeller on my HOB and that's just not good... hopefully my new sponge prefilter will keep them out?)





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