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27.7g tank + Aquascaping (WIP)

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by rockarolla70, Oct 9, 2018.

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    Manual removal?

    Squirting peroxide at them?

    I wouldn't suggest getting more animals to take care of these.. assassin snails will also reproduce pretty easily as well, and the eggs are more difficult to see
     
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    I second the manual removal option. Keeping the feeding light--at this point, are there any other animals in there? If not, then manually removing them as you see them and crushing eggs should wipe them out pretty quickly. They only reproduce when there is a BUNCH of food available. That said, I happen to like snails and don't mind them in reasonable levels.
     
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    dougall & OrionGirl >> Firstly thanks for the suggestion. Secondly there are no other livestock in there. Livestock will be in only by next week.
     
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    Snails aren't necessarily the evil that a lot of people say they are, either. They can help keep things clean, and Malaysian Trumpet Snails will turn your substrate, much like earthworms in the garden. I think assassin snails are prettier than pond snails, and while they can definitely reproduce in your tank, they're not hermaphroditic so you'll have to have both sexes and they don't reproduce rapidly.
     
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    Agree on the snails. Most of my tanks have Malaysian trumpet snails. They're a good indicator of if you're feeding too much. If you see them everywhere you are putting too much food in the tank. The downside is they can jamb up the works in filter impellers. More so a problem with HOB style filters.
     
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    Prefilters are the easy answer to that, and they have the added benefit of being more surface area for biological filtration. I have, and will always have, them on all of my HOBs. Mine are a bit more DIY, because I don't buy a dedicated prefilter most of the time. I take an AC20 sponge, cut an X in it deep enough for the intake to fit in, and slide it up. Added benefit? I can buy a new filter for a new tank, take that sponge and either use it inside the media basket or as the prefilter, and have some biological filtration instantly.

    I still did daily water tests and changes on a just in case basis, but my betta is loving it.
     
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    I was wondering the if I have black ground (backdrop) will not bring down the brightness in the tank to some extent ??
     
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    Depends on what you want to be bright. Right now, the background is the brightest thing...if it were black, the interior items would be so they would stand out more. Shadow is just as important as light in terms of directing the gaze.
     

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