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Old 09-27-2006, 12:29 AM   #1
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Anybody else not like to keep Turbos?

No matter what I do my Turbos move stuff around in my tank. Now that I have corals, I am not combfortable with this. Just wondering if anybody else has had this issue or what they did?
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The mexican turbos are a very large snail. They can move things. I have not had it happen but a couple of times over several years. They do a very nice job cleaning..you might want to re evaluate how you are seating your corals in the rock. If that doesnt find a solution for you, there are much smaller ones out there to choose from.
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I believe I have the Regular turbos, and have never had a problem with them moving things around. Hara Is correct, they do a wonderful job at cleaning, and last longer than any snail i've bought.
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I would not take them out of your tank......they do much more good than any harm.....try glueing your corals down!
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I've used superglue gel. Also, pumbler's putty works great to permantly 'stick' something in or on rocks and crevices.
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This is what type snails I use. Smaller and good algea eaters. I do agree with others that you shore up your corals to make sure that they are not easy to move.
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Yeah, I have turbos too. You buy them small, about half an inch or so, and a few years later you have these rather large inch-to-two inch snails that are very strong and can pull stuff down in your tank.

I guess it is a trade off of sorts - these things are efficient, long-lived snails and do a great job, but they can get rather large and knock stuff all over the place. Not as bad as a cowrie, but almost as bad.

I still have them in my tank, but it is something you should be aware of I guess before you buy them.

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I really liked them alot. The guy at the LFS gave me 4 ceriths for them. They have a no return after 72 hrs but I am there alot.

I am waiting for an order from Dr Fosters and I did order underwater epoxy. After I secure the LR I will buy 2 again. They were great cleaners and real cool to watch especially at night.

Lesson learned #1,022 Secure Coral and small LR with epoxy...
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Make sure you have all the rock in and you reef is how you want it before you start glueing!
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yeah, that is why I did not want to glue them. I have a bunch of small pieces all stacked against the glass. They are not going to fall but a turbo could easily knock a few off the top or onto my corals.

I ordered the epoxy for securing corals originally, not small pieces of LR. I figured eventually I will want to have a new look, although ever since one destroyed the shape I just can't get it right!
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