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Old 12-16-2013, 10:43 AM
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in an effort to eliminate snails from my tank its my plan to have no substrate in the tank has any tried a set up for fronts with out substrate? or any tips on getting rid of snails
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:35 PM
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through every thing away sand and other stuff in the tank take the tank ,heater,and filter and wash in bleach water and scrub them with green scrub pads , and then use prime water treatment on a towel and wipe it all down a couple times , let it all dry and air out a couple days ( do not reuse the filter media or sponge filters if you have them ) you are now setting up a new tank and starting over. even doing this is no guarantee there gone . if you have other tanks with snails do not use any thing from them in the cleaned tank including nets as you can move snail eggs in nets.

now saying this it is my last resort to do the above but it is also the only thing that worked for me . i tried salt and chemicals but none worked for me.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:52 PM
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Try some clown loaches they love snails. you will cut down on them and have nice clowns.
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tried both options in the past they are like cockroaches
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yes that for sure they are.
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Do you have plants? Do you know what's causing the snails? I use substrates and never had a snail problem but I don't have plant or anything that would have cause the infestation (snails on plants that are unknowing placed in your tank).
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:28 PM
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I remember reading on one of the forums that assassin snails work
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a group of assassin snails works well, but it would be a slower process.
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you can take a pop bottle weight it down with some pleco food in it and put it in the tank at bed time turn lights off ,
in the morning it will have snails in it , this will thin them out. but there are millions on snail eggs most likely in the tank system .
snail eggs can lay dormant for a long time .
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:23 AM
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I have the same problem in my tanks and got 2 larger sized Raphael catfish. They do a great job at eating the snails. They also eat the shell.
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