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Old 04-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Ten Turbo Snails

Just added ten turbo snails to my 27 gallon cube
Hope they keep my glass nice and clean ^_^

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:23 AM   #2
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10 turbos may be a lot for that tank. Maybe its just me but it looks like some might be astrea snails
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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What should i use to supplement them?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:34 AM   #4
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Honestly I'm not sure, hopefully someone with more experience will chime in soon. But I had 4 turbos in my 24g and ended up getting rid of 2 because they bulldoze through everything, such as new frags.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #5
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But they do clean up a lot! Are you sure they are turbo snails though?
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:34 AM   #6
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Definitely some of those look like astrea snails. Turbos can get very large too. I think 10 may be a lot if they were all turbos.
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I have 3 large turbos ( a little larger than a golfball) and they keep around 80% of the algae in my 47g tank mowed. I could probably do one more, but three do fine, and actually rearrange anything that's not tied down.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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A turbo snail getting a piggy back ride on another snail
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:12 PM   #9
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Try to supplement with algae such as seaweed of flakes, or pellets. Unfortunately, I don't have that many in my 220 because (I'm not a fan of them knocking frags everywhere) I have plenty of other members of my CUC that are smaller and get the job done.
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Oh yes- and +1 on them being astreas. Astreas are cone shaped whereas turbos are spherical.
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I woke up to one frag in the sandbed -_____-
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:15 PM   #12
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I woke up to one frag in the sandbed -_____-
Astreas can do it as well- just not as often that I've noticed. It's time to buy coral affix. The stuff works great. In fact- better than any other glue or clay that i have used. Secure your drags once you find their happy spot!
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Is that epoxy?
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Yep. Here's a link...

http://www.thereefshop.com.au/index....oducts_id=1793
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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You can get it cheaper by just getting super glue gel at Home Depot. Coral-Affix is more because it has a picture of a coral on the bottle.
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Lol
Will any super glue gel be good?
I dont wanna kill my reef inhabitants
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Yep any will do, just make sure its gel. I've used a couple different brand and they all worked great. Just put a big glob on and hurry and stick it in place. You may have to kinda twist or rub it into the rock to break the thin outer layer of glue that cures when it hits the water. Then hold it on for a second and your good!
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What is better
Epoxy or Gel glue?
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What is better
Epoxy or Gel glue?
I believe it's personal preference IMO. I've use both and live the epoxy a lot better. I can roll it into a ball and just press down where ever I want to place it. Just harder to get off. It's like cement. Wasn't impressed with the coral glues or other type of gel glues. That's just me...
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Can't say, I've always used gel super glue. I'd imagine epoxy would work good though because its pretty thick and dries rock hard
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