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Old 08-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Dead Snail

My turbo snails like to hang out around the top of the tank. When I did a water change the other day, one was out of the water for about 15 minutes before he detached and fell to the bottom of the tank. It died a day or two later. Is it okay for snails to be out of the water during a water change? Could this be why it died? I'm testing 0 ammonia and nitrite and 0-5 ppm nitrate.

I'm also starting to notice what I think is cyanobacteria in the tank. It's particularly heavy in the area where the snail died. Could that have something to do with it?
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Exact thing thing happened to me the snail was sitting right on top of the rock, didn't notice him, he was out for about 10 minutes and by the time I had noticed him he was dead, going to have to be more careful from now on
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