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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2014, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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added Ramshorn snails to my tank, should I change my regime

Hey guys,

I decided to add a bunch of Ramshorn snails to my tank.

I run two 13W 6500k lights, one 12W 5500k light and a paintball CO2 tank, 8 hours each day.

I use the recommended millimeters amounts of Seachem Nitrogen, Potassium, Phosphorus, Trace, Comprehensive, and Iron on a bi-weekly schedule.

What wound hurt/hinder breeding of the Ramshorns?

thanks for any help you can give!

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The CO2 will shorten the life of your snails, it lowers the pH so their shells will slowly dissolve.

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thanks duck! what's a good pH value to keep it at or above?

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no other thoughts?
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Basically once you have ramshorn snails you cant get rid of them. They are a "pest" snail but i love them in my tanks. Really no special care for them besides maybe a little extra food here and there.

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