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Old 04-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Ten Turbo Snails

Just added ten turbo snails to my 27 gallon cube
Hope they keep my glass nice and clean ^_^

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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10 turbos may be a lot for that tank. Maybe its just me but it looks like some might be astrea snails
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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What should i use to supplement them?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #4
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Honestly I'm not sure, hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon. But I had 4 turbos in my 24g and ended up getting rid of 2 because they bulldoze through everything, such as new frags.
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But they do clean up a lot! Are you sure they are turbo snails though?
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:34 AM   #6
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Definitely some of those look like astrea snails. Turbos can get very large too. I think 10 may be a lot if they were all turbos.
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I have 3 large turbos ( a little larger than a golfball) and they keep around 80% of the algae in my 47g tank mowed. I could probably do one more, but three do fine, and actually rearrange anything that's not tied down.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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A turbo snail getting a piggy back ride on another snail
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Try to supplement with algae such as seaweed of flakes, or pellets. Unfortunately, I don't have that many in my 220 because (I'm not a fan of them knocking frags everywhere) I have plenty of other members of my CUC that are smaller and get the job done.
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Oh yes- and +1 on them being astreas. Astreas are cone shaped whereas turbos are spherical.
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