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Old 01-13-2021, 01:17 PM   #1
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Nerite snail question

Hello, Iíve had a nerite snail for 1.5 years in a heavily planted 10 gallon tank with driftwood. My other nerite snails shells are fine but my black racer has a part Of it thatís disintegrating. Will adding a small amount of tums help? Iím worried about it hurting the water quality. Will eggshells work better, I think they take awhile to break down? Will a high ph harm my better? Itís low 6 and then 7ish after water changes.
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:48 PM   #2
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Adding one TUMS is just fine. Professionals do it all the time. pH in the 7ish range is perfect.
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:46 AM   #3
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Will tums raise ph? I have peppermint tums, is flavored ok? I’m worried about hurting water quality but clearly water is to acidic for my nerite snail
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I think they prefer strawberry . What is the pH of your water now? I just float/sink a 1/3rd piece of cuttlebone in the tank. Lasts for months and months.
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My merited won’t eat it, they only eat algae or so Mach, it’s just to add for calcium in the water and raise ph. My ph is low 6.6 so I need to slowly get it up to 7. I just ordered cuttlebone on amazon so hopefully that does the trick
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