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For my new 120 gallon planted tank

I will be setting up a new 120 gallon tank, I have everything i need except the stand, should be anyday now.. Anyway, my main question is.

I wanna make sure that the tank (try anyway) doesn't get any snails of any kind. How should I treat all my plants that's going in there? Where do I find or get the solutions? TIA.
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Thats a question I'd like to know! I recently set-up a new shrimp tank with what I thought was snail-free plants. Two weeks later and I am now a snail breeder -- not by choice.

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You can have a fish that would eat the snails witch would eat all the snails or keep them at bay.

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ya yoyo loaches are realy good snail eaters
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There is No way to keep form getting them really.
people do dips and othere things but still get snails.
Best way is to get something that will eat them.
Dont over feed so the snails dont over populate. you could also pick them out if you do get them.
dwarf puffers everyone raves about being snail killers


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potassium permangenate dips work alright in killing snails/snail eggs
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There is No way to keep form getting them really.
people do dips and othere things but still get snails.
Best way is to get something that will eat them.
Dont over feed so the snails dont over populate. you could also pick them out if you do get them.
dwarf puffers everyone raves about being snail killers
Even if I do the dip? What about quarantine and then dip? What is the dipping solution and where do I get it?
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potassium permangenate dips work alright in killing snails/snail eggs
Where do I get that? Thanks.
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Found some.. Thanks.
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Check out Jake's info. He tell's you where to get it and how to do it. There's a few others here as well that have great info.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

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Check out Jake's info. He tell's you where to get it and how to do it. There's a few others here as well that have great info.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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I'm glad that you found that at Marine Depot. I didn't know that they carried it.

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I'm glad that you found that at Marine Depot. I didn't know that they carried it.
I went ahead and ordered a few bottles.. They also have the 4oz.

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also use a Qtank for two months
keep an eye out for snails.

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