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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Show off you snail tanks & bowls!

Anyone have a snail tank or bowl? Feel free to share. I am setting up mine today and planting it with extra plants...I'll take some photos as I go ;)

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 02:10 PM
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I'm going to do this soon. Right now my snail tank is my 2 gallon plant growout tank.
But I have this cool glass cube that holds a little less than a gallon and I will plant it and put some snails in it.


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I'm going to do this soon. Right now my snail tank is my 2 gallon plant growout tank.
But I have this cool glass cube that holds a little less than a gallon and I will plant it and put some snails in it.
in a <1gal tank, you're gonna want to plant it HEAVILY or be prepared for a lot of water changes...snails (i'm assuming you're using either apple/mystery snails or nerites) put out a LOT of doodie...way more than a betta, so an unfilterable tank like that will need a lot of plants to cancel out a snail's bioload.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 10:36 AM
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I would add the snails slowly, and prepare the tank with some stem plants. in a 1 gallon snail tank I might just leave the stems to float ^_^. once the plant is actively growing, add the snails one at a time with no more than 1 snail every few days.
As for pest snails though, i, myself dump them in all at once.They can survive through some pretty harsh environments
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I hope everything goes well! Though a side note; I wouldn't recommend any less than 2 gallons per snail. They tend to produce quite a bit of waste; and grow very very quickly. I keep two apple/mystery snails in my Betta tank (they get along very well; my Betta is very entertained by them) which is a 5.6 gallon tank. Even in my 5 gallon two snails and a fish seems to be pushing it. As long as you're doing frequent water changes though, all should be well ;)
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