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Old 07-13-2010, 08:40 PM   #11
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malaysian trumpet snails. a livebearing burrowing snail that aerates your sand
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do they reproduce like crazy? or if i get 1 will i forever have one
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If you overfeed, then kind of. Not as much as pond snails, but if there's food sitting around on the bottom of your tank, and nothing is eating it, they'll keep reproducing till your tank comes to an equilibrium. On the positive, you probably won't see them very often (maybe at night) because they'll be under the sand.
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Malaysian Trumpet Snails.

They burrow in your substrate relieving gas pockets and aerate your rooted plants.

Be warned: The are a great help to sand planted tank but they are livebearers. 5 can turn into 500 before you know it.
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On the positive, you probably won't see them very often (maybe at night) because they'll be under the sand.
Very true. I never see mine, except the babies who love my java moss.
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ok...i was going to say i have a dojo loach..i thought it was a bad idea but i guess he would keep them under control...how many should i get to start? will 1 be ok
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Malaysian trumpet snails. They stir up the sand and prevent it from going anaerobic.
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is there another way to go about doing this..besides using snails?
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Stir it around with a coat hanger when you do your PWCs.
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but what about where the plant is????
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