Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
I sympathize with your pain. I got pond snails on my plants and their population exploded before I had any fish in the tank. At first I thought they were helping me out by eating algae off of my plants, until I finally realized the truth. And since the plants were weakened, algae was gaining the upper hand.
Lucky for me, I had planned to get loaches for my tank and they have taken care of the problem. My plants are in good health so the algae is almost gone and the water quality is vastly improved. I tried the cucumber trick but had little luck. If I was lucky I would get 10 baby snails but that was a drop in the bucket to how many were in the tank.