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    Snail Invasion

    I don't have any snails I want in this tank. I have some assassins in my 40 gallon I could transfer. My only concern is I have dwarf shrimp in the tank and read assassins will eat the shrimp fry, so I was hesitant to add them. And I'm way past vigilant and probably borderline obsessed with...
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    Hello!

    So I started with plants because I was having issues with my water being cloudy in my 40 gallon. I try hard not to use a bunch of chemicals unless I have to but water changes and a new HOB filter weren't cutting it, so I found a local guy who was starting a small store (previously only petsmart...
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    Snail Invasion

    I'm seriously considering putting the fish and shrimp in the tank i just cycled and then fighting the problem. I feel like every time I mess with the tank, I stress the poor shrimp. Hopefully by scraping the eggs and hand picking out the snails, I can get in control of these beasts! The last...
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    Snail Invasion

    I use a small coke bottle as a trap. My problem is my shrimp go in, then don't come out when I pick it up. So I end up twisting the bottle around trying to get the shrimp out and lose a good portion of the snails I catch. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️
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    Snail Invasion

    Substrate goes right with them. I hand picked out a bunch tonight. I have some shrimp kabobs that they love so I put two in the tank and they accumulated on them. Same idea as the vegetable. I'll just keep doing that and hopefully I can get them under control. If I can get the eggs before they...
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    Hello!

    I have two large, active dogs. I'd have to find some pretty sturdy stands to not worry. Currently my 10 gallons are in built in bookcases beside my fireplace and the 40 gallon is in an armoire that is very well built and tucked away in an alcove. But I appreciate the support on feeding my habit!!!🤣🤣
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    Hello!

    I'm officially out of space in my current home. So if I want more, I'll need a bigger house! Or at least one with better wall space!!🤣🤣
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    Snail Invasion

    I don't have any algea, none of my plants have dead areas- I keep them trimmed and tidy. I did a thorough cleaning when I first noticed the problem and it didn't reduce the snails, if anything I ended up with more. I'm not sure how else to control feeding - if I feed every other day, the snails...
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    Hello!

    Hello! I have had aquariums for 7ish years and 2 years ago I started planted tanks. I currently have 4 tanks - a 40 gallon with your typical petsmart fish (most are the original fish I had 7 years ago). A 10 gallon with a beta and some nitrile snails, a 10 gallon "nano" tank with shrimp and...
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    Snail Invasion

    Hello, I'm looking for advice on a snail explosion in a 10 gallon planted tank with dwarf shrimp and dwarf Rasboras. My background - I've kept aquariums for 7ish years, planted for the past 2 years. I currently have 4 tanks, all planted. A 40 gallon with mollies, Rasboras and tetras. It's my...
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