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Old 11-20-2003, 10:23 PM   #1
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Need snails bad!!

Need to order some snails, my new MH lights are growing algae like crazy(new RO unti should be here soon)!! Currently have 5 bumble bees and 8 margaritta snails. LFS usually only has big turbo snails, margaritta, astrea, and sometimes cerith so I'll probably order from etropica, or somewhere else that has cheap shipping or cheap enough snails to make up for shippingl etropical has has

astrea
bumble bee(not good cleaners from what I hear)
cerith
nassarius
queen conch
Jumbo mexican

I know I should have a good mix but how many of each or how many total, I don't want to starve them tank is 110G with about 150lbs of rock most being LR.

BTW tired of little mean hermit crabs eating snails and I don't want a ton of extra empty shells laying everywhere so I guess I'll just stick w/ snails

btw probally grap a couple serpent or brittle stars and a couple emerald crabs as well.
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Old 11-20-2003, 10:34 PM   #2
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Not sure if this is a good deal or not, just found it on ebay while I was wishing I had the money to buy all kinds of stuff.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46308

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This doesn't look too bad either cerith, bubmle bee and nessarius for $.50 each
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46308

And reeftopia has a huge selection as well http://www.reeftopia.com/Crabs_and_Snails218.html

Too many decisions
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Check that site out VERY good deals on snails and inverts! HTH
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They have good prices as well, just don't know how many of each kind or how many total to get??
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Old 11-22-2003, 03:26 AM   #6
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just don't know how many of each kind or how many total to get??
How many is relative to need and the amount of natural food that will be provided for them. It is best to err on the side of caution and buy less than recommended. It's much easier to add later on than to have a bunch of empty shells

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astrea skip this one and opt for a trochus and/or true turbo's 10 total
bumble bee(not good cleaners from what I hear) Will not benefit much and may prey on the other snails x0
cerith excellent for all areas x15
nassarius great for all types of sandbeds used for detritus and uneaten foods x15
queen conch great for the sandbed x1
Jumbo mexican not familiar with these unless they are a type of turban sp.
I would also suggest some nerite or margarita snails if available, up to 15 of one type or mixed.

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