Excel will surely kill your mosses.
I've used Excel in tanks with mosses before without a problem.Excel will surely kill your mosses.
Yeah, but you're overdosing to kill snails, right? You might be able to get away with them at normal dose, but not when you start increasing it.I've used Excel in tanks with mosses before without a problem.
I'll start with the normal dose and see how it goes. The shrimp won't be here til next week at the earliest so I have time to experiment.Yeah, but you're overdosing to kill snails, right? You might be able to get away with them at normal dose, but not when you start increasing it.
I guess using "OD" was a poor choice of words (or initials, as the case may be). Raising the ammonia enough to kill things, like to 2ppm just for a few days. Then of course 100% WC and put some of the mysteries back in.High ammonia + excel will be harmful to your plants, though it may not fully kill them.
The ammonia will also send your tank into a cycling nightmare, which is not a good idea before your shrimp arrive.
But then she'd likely reinfect the tank with the very things she's trying to kill - limpets and snails.I'd remove the moss so you don't kill that.
She can wash out the moss into a bucket to remove most of them, or do a moss-safe dip.But then she'd likely reinfect the tank with the very things she's trying to kill - limpets and snails.
That never worked for me. And it's not that I have an overpopulation; I'll find one or two on the glass each time I look. These MRs came from my sponge pre-filters and live in my HOBs; I don't know where exactly the limpets came from but I suspect they came in on the mystery snails because I haven't had limpets in a long time. This tank was torn down and rebuilt completely except for the filters in early June.You can also manually take 'em out. Put in a piece of blanched cucumber and they'll swarm it.. take 'em out and then repeat till you have the population cut down.
They didn't attack my large nerites, but that was in a 75g tank so they may not have had much chance to come in contact with them.Will assassins attack big mystery snails?
I'm hesitant to move them because I often find little hitchhikers on them when they're cruising around the tank. They're ivories so I'd never see a limpet and I don't want limpets in any other tank if I can help it.Do you have another place you can put your mysteries while the assassins are in the tank?