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Old 10-27-2006, 01:25 PM   #1
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Turbo Snails are great!

Wed PM I added 12 large turbos to my setup. I was gone last night and came home this AM to do weekly PWC. I went to scrape my glass (usual routine) and there was hardly a spot to include the corners. 8)

A couple of swipes with my magna float took care of everything vs. razor blade.

I guess the only downside is I need to replinsh a couple time a year as the are prone to tip over an die is not monitored closely.
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Seems like they are doing the job.
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Snails die if they tip over? I did not know that....

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If they cant right themself or a crab attacks while in a vulnerable position.
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I keep a steady supply of turbos in my tank. They are great for all around cleaning
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I would keep more of them except they charge $7 per snail here, and they aren't even big ones!

I tried once, they all tipped over and were eaten by crabs.
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Yeah, I could not resist I added 3 more turbos and 3 coneheads all giants at $1.99/snail. So far no fatalities, but checking regularly for upside down snails.

On a side note we added Land hermit crabs to our pet zoo this weekend, so If I do lose a few I have something to do with the empty shells. 8)
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