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Old 05-01-2006, 12:03 AM   #11
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the only thing i don't like about my turbos are how clumsy they are. I'm in the process of cementing all my lps down with aqua epoxy because the turbos keep knocking things over.
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Old 05-01-2006, 11:36 AM   #12
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Hold on. There are several types of turbo snails out thre. Most are good at eatign alage. Some however eat different types of alage and they come in a varity of sizes.

For a 50 gallon I think 5 turbo snails would work fine. I like the mexican turbo of a larger size cause I have seen these guys clear rock that was infested with green algae within a few days.

Trust me get less than you need and see what happens. If you get too many what happens is they clear up the alage and then start to starve to death.
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The appropiate thing to say is IMO and not trust me. It makes it sound like you are the only one right. Opinions are like armpits. We have two of them and they both stink.
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Make sure if you get hermits, get extra shells for them to grow into....
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:34 AM   #15
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Hold on. There are several types of turbo snails out thre. Most are good at eatign alage. Some however eat different types of alage and they come in a varity of sizes.

For a 50 gallon I think 5 turbo snails would work fine. I like the mexican turbo of a larger size cause I have seen these guys clear rock that was infested with green algae within a few days.

Trust me get less than you need and see what happens. If you get too many what happens is they clear up the alage and then start to starve to death.
all the turbo snails i have are mexican turbos. They knock stuff over all the time. IME, I would look for something smaller and less clumsy.
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My guys are pretty good and don't knock stuff over. Get smaller ones or a different type of turbo. Turbos are still great helpers i nthe war against alage.

And wehn I said "trust me" I really meant TRUST ME. What I was sayign was not just my opinion but a simple fact that it is better to purchase less livestock and see how things work out instead of purchasing too many things and then havign things die due to starvation.
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ok! btw my LR is infested by feather duster too so is that possible turbo snail kill my feather duster? I don't want to loose my feather duster
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Interesting question. I would think no and that feather dusters would be ok. But I am nto 100% sure
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