I don't think the chemistry will be the main cause but could be a contributor on the whole. The water parameters seem fine but the salinity is a little on the low side for snails. You would do better to raise that up to 1.025 over the next week or so. Acclimation more than anything will be what does in an invert like snails. Drip acclimation
over several hours is best. How where they introduced?
Originally Posted by e-cat
what should i use too raise my calcium so my alk
A powdered form of CaCl
would be the best suggestion as it will not be adding anything else that you otherwise do not need. Start off slowly and add daily until you reach a better level. If you get the Ca
up to about 450 ppm
, the alkalinity should fall but I would also suggest testing your mag levels. Excessively high magnesium can also be a contributor to uni-valve/bi-valve animal deaths but unless you are adding an Mg
supp, it's not very likely. Do you add strontium?
You could also do a series of water changes (10-15%) to bring the water chem back into balance. Just be sure to test a freshly mixed batch to be sure it is not the source of the high alk