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Old 02-19-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Silly snail question

Ok, this is probably a dumb question. I have nothing in my tank except for sand, LR, 3 turbo snails and 5 other snails (nassarius?). I've noticed what can best be described as "snail doody". What's the best way to get rid of that? Do I have to siphon it out or is there another creature that like's to feed on it?

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Most of the time you will have sand fauna that will take care of it for you, it they aren't keeping up, siphon it out.


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I assume it's the same in saltwater... I've noticed that freshwater snails are huge waste produces. It's actually amazing, lol. I kept a bunch in a vase and the poop built up *really* fast.
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How deep is your DSB. This will be a major factor in the in fauna population that would break down the "doody." If you think you may have a low population or variety, your lfs should be able to give you a scoop of reef rubble from their curing tank. That will help with population growth and diversity.


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