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Old 01-30-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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I have 3 snails who love to uproot my plants. Any suggestions? In addition, I need to switch from gravel to sand. I do have full bio-life going at the moments
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:59 PM   #2
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I've never had that issue with snails before, but maybe you should try to put bigger rocks around the roots or something to block the snails? Also, I would NOT switch from gravel to sand. Maybe if you're a more experienced tank keeper you can do it, but from my personal experience it is not good having sand substrate (at least as a beginner). When I first set up my tank, I used sand and it completely ruined my tank. The water was never clear and I was told it would kill my fish to keep the sand because it clogs up their respiratory system. In the end, I had to do a complete water change and scrub the whole tank out. Once again, if you have experience with this don't let me stop you; I just had issues with sand.
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I never thought sand could kill my fish. I don't want that. I'll stick with rocks I have and try your suggestions. Thanks
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:27 AM   #4
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sand doesn't kill your fish!
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All my tanks have sand and I have never had a problem
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #6
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Yeah idk what kind of sand you were using but sand is actually a better choice for a substrate for lots of fish!
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Well, it was my first time having a tank so I didn't know what I was doing, but my sand never cleared up. Like I said in my first post, some people might be fine with sand, but I had a bad experience and all my fish did die.
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probably wrong types of sand.
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What kind of sand do u have
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