Malaysian Trumpets and a cycling tank?? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2018, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Malaysian Trumpets and a cycling tank??

Hey all!

I'm at the tail end of cycling a 3g shrimp bowl. Currently my biofilter is munching through 2-3ppm of ammonia in about 8-10 hours and cleaning up the resulting nitrite in another additional 14ish hours...so I'm close!

I ordered some MTS a bit hastily and they're arriving today. I won't be stocking shrimp for another week at least.

Will the snails be alright in a cycling tank? If I top off ammonia to 2ppm every other day to keep my bioload alive before adding shrimp will the snails be in harm?

The bowl is heavily planted, if that makes a difference.

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Oh yeah, they'll be fine. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
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In my experience, snails are indestructible. At least, MTS, Ramshorns, and pond snails are. I wouldn't worry at all.
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In my experience, snails are indestructible. At least, MTS, Ramshorns, and pond snails are. I wouldn't worry at all.
Awesome, thanks for the reassurance guys!

They are travelling from SC to FL in some rather inclement weather, so I suppose if they survive that they should be good.

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I usually dump a handful of trumpet snails in at the beginning of cycle because I think their stirring around and waste will help things along. They never seem to die from the ammonia and nitrite spikes and if they did, well, I always have more from other tanks to replace them. They're incredibly tough.
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