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Old 04-11-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Lost a turbo today

Well when i woke up this morning and walked by the tank i noticed my turbo snail was on the intake side of one of my PH's well i unplugged the PH and the turbo fell to the bottom of the tank dead of course. My question is should i leave him for the hermits and emerald to clean up or take him out? I have put notches in the intake tube of the power head so that maybe next time a snail gets up there it wont suck him outa his shell, but we will see.
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They make a sponge like material that goes over the intake so as not to k,ill inverts that happen to make it to the intake. Maybe your LFS has some.
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I'd take him out, once they start rotting, they make your water smell terrible for days.
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Krypt's right. Your tank will smell pretty awful if you don't take him out. However, if you choose to let him become food for the tank, a couple water changes should reduce the smell.
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The way I look at it is: if you can see that an inhabitant is dead...take it out. Your CUC comes into play when you can't find it or it's behind your LR.
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