Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-08-2004, 07:35 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 40
advice on snails heh

I am in need of getting some more snails, prefferably ones who will like to clean the smooth sides of the acrylic aquarium. What does everyone use for this job? And do these snails flip themselves over, that would be an ideal snail, flips itself over and likes to clean the sides any suggestions?

Dave
__________________

__________________
~~~My setup~~~

40gal plexi aquarium, 2x96w PC's, Fluval 404 filter, Remora Pro Protein skimmer, 2xMaxiJet 600 PH, 30lbs LR, 140lbs Live Sand <Aragonite>, 1 Sailfin Tang, 2 Percula Clowns, 2 Neon Gobies, colony of green striped mushrooms.

Cleaners: 1 blue-legged Hermit, 5 assorted small crabs, 6 nassarius snails, 2 bumblebee snails and 5 Trochus snails.
Dvoros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Biggen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Panama City FL
Posts: 1,817
1. Banded Trochus (Trochus sp.) are awesome snails for cleaning just about everything. I just wish I could get them here.

2. Mexican Turbos ( Turbo fluctuosa) are also good, although these are more of your typical algae grazers and don't do much for the glass.

3. Margaritas (Margarites pupillus) is another great all around snail, but I had trouble keeping them alive. They seem to like cooler waters. I don't have any left.

4. Rounding out the bottom of the list are the Astreas (Astraea tecta). They are great little snails, but they can't turn themselves over when they fall on their back. IME, this is typically not a problem as I never see them fall. I may turn one or two over once a month.
__________________

__________________
Biggen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2004, 08:10 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 40
Awsome list Biggen, thanks

Dave
__________________
~~~My setup~~~

40gal plexi aquarium, 2x96w PC's, Fluval 404 filter, Remora Pro Protein skimmer, 2xMaxiJet 600 PH, 30lbs LR, 140lbs Live Sand <Aragonite>, 1 Sailfin Tang, 2 Percula Clowns, 2 Neon Gobies, colony of green striped mushrooms.

Cleaners: 1 blue-legged Hermit, 5 assorted small crabs, 6 nassarius snails, 2 bumblebee snails and 5 Trochus snails.
Dvoros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2004, 08:15 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 228
Try Apple Snails, I have them, but I dont have much algae so I cant realy tell If they do the job.
__________________
happyhillbilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2004, 08:21 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 601
Quote:
Originally Posted by happyhillbilly
Try Apple Snails, I have them, but I dont have much algae so I cant realy tell If they do the job.
He's looking for SW snails..
__________________
Corty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2004, 08:23 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 309
Well, apple snails won't do much for algae in a SW tank as they will dissolve. They're freshwater.

http://www.applesnail.net/content/main.htm

I have 'em in my FW tank and they don't really do much for the algae, anyway.
__________________
_____________
Rebecca
75-gallon SW tank with 29-gallon sump
Euroreef ES5-3
2x Maxijet powerheads
Mag drive 9 return
Coralife 4x65 Lunar Aqualight
120 lbs rock from liverocks.com
1 peppermint shrimp and 1 fire shrimp (very shy)
2 black Ocellaris, Squish and Smudge
3 chromis, too identical to name as yet, in QT
10-gallon tropical
29-gallon with two goldies, Carrot and Orangehead
blorkiemom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2004, 12:24 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,832
Send a message via Yahoo to quarryshark
Cerith snails also work on the glass. They are known for their sand sifting, but mine also work a lot on the glass. Also, no amount of snails are going to eliminate the need to scrape the glass pretty much weekly. They will help, but the scraping is still needed.
__________________

__________________
quarryshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
snail, snails

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed on snails... Darb21 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 05-02-2006 01:40 AM
Land Ho!! heh heh DARK Jak Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 04-05-2005 03:13 AM
We have a very tolerant cat...heh heh he Meredith Aquaria Off-Topic 24 03-29-2005 11:34 PM
This guy shed or dead? warning corpse or shell pic heh XXFirefighter Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 9 09-26-2004 02:12 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.