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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm new to this hobby and on my way of setting up a 10Gallon planted tank. So far what I have: Waterbox Cube 10 (10 Gallon / 41 Liter tank) Ada Amazona version 2 Aqua soil as substrate Hardscape with rocks and some aquarium safe wood branches I ordered some aqua plants and I plan to plant...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    These guys came in with some plants. Don’t have any fish yet. Are they pests? Will pearl Danio’s or Chili Rasboas eat them or their eggs? thanks!
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I have been trying to raise my calcium and kh levels in my 55g fish, snail, and planted tank. I have actually tried a bunch of things. I was doing water changes every two weeks. I have now changed it to once a week to try and help replenish the calcium mostly for snails and plants are doing...
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Recently, I’ve seen a lot of posts on YouTube and other platforms about how to get rid of things such as planarias pond snails, scuds, you name it. So why are these creatures hated? Are they destructive to the tank or is it just a aesthetic thing(The look of a bunch of snails crawling by...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello, I'm having an issue with my tank at the moment. I'm about to buy some copper test strips but before I do I figured I'd make a post to maybe ask if there are other things I should be testing in my water. I have a fully cycled tank with Japanese rice fish and a bunch of amano and cherry...
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Perhaps a bit of an odd question, but has anyone tried to selectively breed bladder snails or know anything about their genetics? Since they're a pest snail there's not a whole lot of information on breeding them (plenty of getting rid of them though) and I'm pretty curious about doing some...
  7. Fish
    My 40g tall tank is starting to settle in nicely. The initial diatom bloom has gone, and algae is now starting to settle down as the tank is balancing out. But, I have snails which came in with one of the plant orders (I won't mention the vendor, but I'm a little irritated about that). Anyway...
  8. Algae
    Hi everyone! Recently I’ve notice some weird black particles sitting on the rocks and plants in my tank and I’m not 100% sure what they are. They aren’t growing on / attached to anything because if I swirl the water they come off and float around. I don’t have any animals other than two bladder...
  9. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I would like to add some type of snail to my shrimp tank. Ive done a good amount of research on my own but i think it would be useful tog get some opinions of people who have seen the tank. I attached a picture of my shrimp tank, it is heavily carpeted with hygrophilia polysperma, i know they...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So yesterday I was on a run and found these plants in a creek near my house that were totally infested with snails(pictured). I have a new walstad tank (pictured) with soil substrate, 13 watt lights, and hovers around 75-80 degrees. I want originally was going to add Malaysian trumpet snails...
  11. WTB/RAOK
    snails are gone.
  12. Equipment
    Snails, parasites, diseases--there are plenty of reasons to try and keep each tank contained from other tanks. I recently discovered hydra in 3 of my 4 nano tanks; the last remaining one is least maintenance due to the shrimp breeding colony that lives there, but you can understand why I...
  13. Fish
    Today I received an online order of 10 assassin snails (to be distributed among our various tanks to help with pest snail problems), and a dozen rummynose tetras. Without thinking I tossed both snails and tetras into our 55 g QT tank. Now my husband and I are scratching our heads and wondering...
  14. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello. As the title suggests I just came home to 6 dead glowlight tetras and 2 very discolored pearl gouramis after introducing some malaysian trumpet snails. They were introduced directly from transport to the tank a couple of hours ago. I immediately picked the snails out and quarantined them...
  15. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I added a gold inca snail several months ago to my 55 gal. tank that is pretty heavily planted. All was well until 4 days ago when I saw him up near the water line - and since then he hasn't moved more than 2 inches either way. 4 days! That can't be normal. No eggs. Occasional pooping. I...
  16. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    For the past couple of weeks my Olive Nerite snails have been unable to keep their grip when climbing vertically. They might make it an inch or so, then just fall onto their shells. Normally I keep them in a separate container that I clean daily with algae wafers for them to eat, while waiting...
  17. WTB/RAOK
    I'll ship at least 15 snails in every request (plus a few more) of all sizes. Just pay $10 shipping. PM me if interested.
  18. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    first timer here on the forum. hope i'm posting on the right page. I have a dirt planted 5 gallons tank that I set up 6 days ago. it has a heater but no filtration. I am planning to put shrimp and snails in a couple days. Today, I spotted this little guy. I've read online that they're basically...
  19. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I may be way off the mark here, but I wanted to ask anyway. Are these tropical, freshwater snails vulnerable to water acidification like marine gastropods? For instance, were I to intentionally lower pH thru tannins (it's RO/DI water so it's ~6.7 with my injection running during the day)...
  20. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I intend to get a Nerite snail for my 5 gallon nano planted aquarium. Should the tank have Seachem Prime added like you would when adding a fish? Or is it dangerous to snails?
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