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Old 09-30-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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Nassarius Snail

I recently bought 300 (35.00 w/ shipping) Nassarius Snails from someone on ebay. I have 3 tanks 44 , 75 and a 20 gallon. How shuold I divide these critters up?
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3" Live sand and crushed coral
250 Skilter- supposed to work as a skimmer too

Tankmates: 1 Coral Beauty, Pair of False Perculas 8 blue hermits, 2 turbo snails, 100 Nassarius Snail, 1 elephant slug, 1 camal back shrimp, 1 Blood Shrimp.
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:00 AM   #2
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300 snails tahas a ton
i have no idea where u could put them cause i was going to say 1st put 1/2 of them in the 75 then i realized thats 150snails

do u have sumps for these tanks taht they could possibly go in
it seems ur gonna get too many snails
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:03 AM   #3
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no I don't. I only have the 3 tanks. ?How many should there be per tank?
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250 Skilter- supposed to work as a skimmer too

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Old 10-01-2005, 12:24 AM   #4
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I would put 150 in the big tank, 100 in the medium tank and 50 in the small tank. I personally do not think it is too many snails.
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:29 AM   #5
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ok thats what I will do. I was a bit worried when Kohan Bros. said I was getting to many. I know its a lot of snails but the price was right and they were also guaranteed.
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3" Live sand and crushed coral
250 Skilter- supposed to work as a skimmer too

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Old 10-01-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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You will get more than 300, for sure. They always ship more, to make up for ones that die in shipment. I ordered 50 to split between my 29 gallon, and my friend's 10 gallon...and I got 106 snails in the bag. I don't think 300 is too many either though. You won't see them during the day anyways, they'll be snoozing.

Best of luck with the snails.
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So you've ordered from the same person?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:TB18:US:5
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3" Live sand and crushed coral
250 Skilter- supposed to work as a skimmer too

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Wow, great price! I might order from them. I'll be interested to hear how it works out.

I read their instructions for acclimation. Never heard of a procedure like that. It says to rinse them off with freshwater and then put them right into a container of your tank water. I would've thought that is the way to kill them.
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So you've ordered from the same person?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ME:B:TB18:US:5
No. I ordred from a seller called cm-marine. They were great, and shipped me double what I ordered! I think it's sorta standard for most places to ship more than ordered to make up for possible die offs. And if not, you just end up with extra snails.
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I thought the freshwater thing was a bit odd myself and have never rinsed any of my other snails in freshwater. I don't think I will be doing this.
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3" Live sand and crushed coral
250 Skilter- supposed to work as a skimmer too

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