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What Snails Can I get for my Tank?

I have a 75G tank with some plants. My water is soft and PH of tap is 6.8 and 6.6 in my tank.

Can I keep snails? I tend to overfeed, some there are left over food at the bottom of the tank.

I forgot to mention. I'm currently treating the fish with Super Ick Cure. Does this tank no longer safe for keeping snails as the med contains copper?

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Definitely don't add any snails until you've cycled the copper out of your tank. Afterwards, you could definitely do MTS. They can practically survive any conditions. Nerites, Ramshorn, pond snails, mystery snails, most of those will die after a while in soft water. Their shells need the minerals to help make them hard and grow.
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Definitely don't add any snails until you've cycled the copper out of your tank. Afterwards, you could definitely do MTS. They can practically survive any conditions. Nerites, Ramshorn, pond snails, mystery snails, most of those will die after a while in soft water. Their shells need the minerals to help make them hard and grow.
+1 cjstl said it all!
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MTS = Malaysian Trumpet Snail?

Do they eat plants?

Maybe wanting to keep snails in my tank isn't a good idea. I like other snails, the color and the shape of their shell. Sigh...
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Yes Malaysian trumpet snails and no they don't eat plants. they eat detritus(poop) and dead critters/plants

http://www.yamatogreen.com/MalaysianTrumpetSnails.htm
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Yes Malaysian trumpet snails and no they don't eat plants. they eat detritus(poop) and dead critters/plants

http://www.yamatogreen.com/MalaysianTrumpetSnails.htm
Wow, thanks for the link. I've never knew MTS is such valuable.

I first need to make sure there is no more mess in my tank.

How long should keep activated carbon in the filter in order to remove all chemicals in the water? I can definitely keep up with the water change. I have a 75g tank.
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