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Can Ramshorns or Pond snails dig up though sand if they get buried? Also what would be the best way to add sand, over another substrate, in an already flooded tank?

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Oh ya, they'll dig out. They'll live in a bag of substrate for 4 months too. lol. Dumped a tank before, let the substrate sit for 4 months, my roomie wanted to setup a tank, gave him the bag, he dumped it in, 10 mins later, ramshorns everywhere.
 

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Re: adding sand on top of existing substrate...

Just know that if sand is heavier than the substrate you've already got (I.E., Aquasoil, Fluval Shrimp Stratum, et al), it'll end up beneath your current substrate bed in no time flat. Same for substrates that are larger in grain than sand and allow for it to fall through the cracks (things like Eco-Complete, pea gravel, Akadama).
 

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I placed Osmocote plus in the substrate... obviously not deep enough and its leeching out in the water. I am hoping adding more substrate over will alleviate the problem.
 
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