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Old 03-04-2005, 05:01 PM   #1
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Turbo Snails

I have this 20 gallon tank that I am starting up and it has cycled and is growing the algae that snails and hermits eat(green film algae), the salinity is fine the nitrates are 5-10ppm, which is about where my other 20 gallon which is doing great is at, the only differences in the tank is that the mature tank has a cheap skimmer that everyone tells me really does not help, yet i keep putting turbo snails and margaritas in and they keep dieing, is there something maybe I am missing

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What kind of water, RO, Tap? Do you have LR, LS? How long has the tank been up?

55 gal
90+ lbs LR
70 lbs LS ( Aragonite Reef Sand Indo-Pacific Black)
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Fire goby
pair of Percula clowns
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10 Zebra Hermit Crab
15 Trochus Snails
15 Narcissus Snails

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I have a "cheap" skimmer and it skims as well as any I've seen. Nothing hi-tech about a skimmer - except the markup.

Have your snails come from the same lfs? Check PH too. marine critters sensitive to PH.
55 gallon
dual 175 MH w/ dual 32W PC Actinics
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Old 03-05-2005, 01:46 PM   #4
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What are the rest of your parameters? Ammonia and Nitrite? Have you checked for PO4?
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
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