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Old 12-21-2022, 01:28 PM   #1
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Im new! check out my snail

Hey guys!! I’m new here and I am so happy to be! I have an apple snail named Sally, and a mystery snail named Arthur.
When we got the two we were told Sally was a mystery snail… fast forward 2 weeks later and she’s gone from Arthurs first size at about a 3/4 inch shell to about a 3 inch shell!
Arthur is always following Sally almost like she’s helping him get hang of things. We believe Arthur was a baby when we got him.

Well that’s my intro!
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How long has the tank been set up for?
I ask because the water looks milky cloudy and that is a sign the tank has a new filter. If it is a newly set up tank (less than 6 weeks old), reduce the feeding to 2-3 times a week and do a 75% water change every day to keep ammonia and nitrite levels low. When the filter has cycled (developed beneficial bacteria), you can feed once a day and do a water change once a week.
Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank.
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How long has the tank been set up for?
I ask because the water looks milky cloudy and that is a sign the tank has a new filter. If it is a newly set up tank (less than 6 weeks old), reduce the feeding to 2-3 times a week and do a 75% water change every day to keep ammonia and nitrite levels low. When the filter has cycled (developed beneficial bacteria), you can feed once a day and do a water change once a week.
Make sure any new water is free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank.
Its been about maybe 3-4 weeks? It is hard for me to do the water change like that only because we have a betta in there too and i was always told not to change their water too muchÖ(?) and wow 2-3 x a week?
We have a carbon insert as well in the filter should that be changed as well?
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Fish are fine with water changes as long as they get them regularly and the new water has a similar chemistry (pH, GH & KH) and temperature as the aquarium water, which it should have if you do them regularly. The new water also needs to be free of chlorine/ chloramine before it's added to the tank. As long as those requirements are met, you can change 90% of the water every day if you like. Although I normally save 90% water changes for major water quality issues (high ammonia, nitrite or nitrate) and poisoning.
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Lovely, sounds like the big one is gonna try and eat you our of house and home, lol!

Carbon lasts around a week. Give or take. And it's efficacy is diminished. It is usually used to help remove medicine or yellowed/ tannins. Although tannins are good for most fish.
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