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PostPosted: Dec 23rd, '18, 02:31 
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i finally received the microscope.
these are the snails in the filters. they have passed through to the grow beds.
what are they? Should i try and control/ get rid of them? how?ImageImageImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: snails
PostPosted: Dec 23rd, '18, 06:28 
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:dontknow: aquatic snail of some sort. Pretty much impossible to get rid of from a system once they are there.

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+1 - aquatic snails

I wouldn't be very concerned about these unless they are causing damage to the plants in the grow beds. I've never had much trouble with aquatic snails eating grow bed plants, they seem to be a minor nuisance (occasionally they slow up the flow out of the fish tank in late summer because of their high numbers). The two Static Upflow Filters of my AP system currently have aquatic snails with no issues that I can see. Terrestrial snails are another story so not all snails are harmless.


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an aquarium owner advised me to get
Chromobotia macracanthus. fresh water tiger or clown fish, and a type of assasin snail.Image

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I have bluegill in my main tank and they eat any snails that they can get to so if you can find a fish that will take care of the aquatic snails that's probably a good thing. I'm not sure about the assassin snails, haven't needed any.


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