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Old 10-27-2013, 02:15 PM   #11
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Thread has been cleaned up, please keep posts on the topic of sand-sifting organisms that are suitable for the OPs tank.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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Lol I always get off topic so easily... Haha

Anyways, nerites are definitely your best option for snails, because they don't breed in freshwater so you won't have thousands later.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #13
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+1 on MTS. Yes they will breed like rabbits but their population should stabilize depending on the amount of food available (try not to over feed if possible).
I've observed Amano shrimp shifting the substrate but that was pretty much only at the surface. MTS get under the surface (I have EcoComplete and sometimes I see the substrate "move" as the tunnel underneath).
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #14
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+1 on MTS. Yes they will breed like rabbits but their population should stabilize depending on the amount of food available (try not to over feed if possible). I've observed Amano shrimp shifting the substrate but that was pretty much only at the surface. MTS get under the surface (I have EcoComplete and sometimes I see the substrate "move" as the tunnel underneath).
That is very true actually. If you don't feed as much they won't breed as much! So with that theory they'll keep breeding until all of the algae is gone/under control. Also ramshorn snails do the same except look a bit prettier IMO. Either way works. There's also plenty ways to remove the snails if they become out of hand.
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So how many snails do I need in a 38 gal?
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:31 AM   #16
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My first time buying mts I got 2 dozen for a dollar or so at an lfs. Since then there has been no shortage of snails in my tank! I intentionally over feed that tank because I use the mts as a treat for my Oscar. Whenever I see tons in the planted tank, I grab a handful and toss them in with the big boy.

As for neritites, not sure since I've never kept them.
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I bought 10/$1 at an LFS. 4-5 months later there are at least 100+. I have a planted tank so I don't vacuum the substrate so it was full of fish waste and other things that the snails dined on.
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Think I'm gonna give the MTS a try. Thank you everyone for your input
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:21 PM   #19
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Brown algae is typically from diatoms or silicates present in the sand.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #20
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A single fire mouth would be good. He or she could be your center piece fish and mine are always sifting my sand for food. you wouldn't want to add anything else through.
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