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Old 09-26-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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PLEASE HELP! TONS of POOP

I have a 10 gallon planted tank.

In it I have 5 Long Finned Zebra Danios, 3 Spotted Cories, ~8-10 Ghost Shrimp and a growing number of small snails that hitched a ride on my plants (Seems to be a mix of Pond and Ramshorn.

I have a sand bottom and it is always covered in poop. I can literally vacum everyday and by the next morning it is like I have not even touched it!

Who is the culprit? Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 09-26-2015, 04:44 PM   #2
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I would guess the snail population. Try to minimize feeding and it will wean their numbers down. Hand remove any you can.


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i use to have the same problem when i swap from gravel to sand,and is not a nice sight lol,but after i bought some malaysian trumpet snail i just vacum once a week when i do the water change...


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What do the Malaysian Trumpet Snails do?
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i use to have the same problem when i swap from gravel to sand,and is not a nice sight lol,but after i bought some malaysian trumpet snail i just vacum once a week when i do the water change...


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It's just the way sand works

Instead of getting trapped in the gravel it sits on top so you don't miss any during cleaning


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Thanks, that was kind of my thought. I have began reducing the amount of feeding.
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What do the Malaysian Trumpet Snails do?

here is some information about MTS.
http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Bug,%20S...%20Trumpet.htm


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