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Old 09-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #11 
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Would have been. I don't care what the employees say anymore I keep plants separated until I am 100% sure lol. especially when snails are buggers to kill, destroy, and.... any other way of getting rid of them xD
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:34 PM   #12 
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The plants at the petsmart here are all in these four blockish tanks that have circulating water. No fish, but lots of nerites. The girl told me today I should rinse them out well before I put them in. I told her I plan to do that and QT them for a week. A free nerite wouldn't have been so bad, but uh, might have made one of my fat girls even fatter.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:38 PM   #13 
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That is strange. I have only bought live plants from tanks at my LFS (though I have bought the tubed plants from Petsmart in the past, and never had snails), I always see a ton of snails in the tanks so I make sure I rinse them really really good before putting them in my tank... so far, so good... ugh, what a pain though. Good luck sorting that out! :\
Yeah my local aquarists store has snails, and they act like it's no big deal at all. I commented on it and they're just like "yep, our plants have snails!". I got some pennywort from them anyway. What can I say, I'm a risktaker lol. Since my 10G has been cycled for a while now I can add some assassins if I have to and it shouldn't hurt the bioload too much.

They do make snail traps, but I've heard throwing in a piece of slightly wilted lettuce or other soft green veggie will make them congregate on it and you can pull them out bunches at a time. Other than that, assassins are apparently very effective.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:39 PM   #14 
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yah my petsmart and petco back in Inland Empire, CA always had the 4 block planted aquariums with such a nice variety with just a few tiny veggie fishies and dead plant eaters keeping them all green and sprucey. I wish I had that type of selection here. But luckily I found Aquatouch in Phoenix, Its like going to fish heaven. I'll have to video the store as a walkthrough. I mean they have like 6 open-ended aquariums that look so crystal-clear that it makes me want to have a waterfall set up with one of those in the entry way of my house someday.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:40 PM   #15 
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wow, quick post vanah. I didn't even get mine done and yours slipped in there. yah I'm definitly using it as an excuse for assassin snails.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:45 PM   #16 
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I plan on some apple snails for the big tank, just hope they aren't prolific breeders.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:45 PM   #17 
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Here, the pet store says to quarantine and rinse anyways, especially when they are new shipments as a "just in case". They know how bad it is to have snails xDD
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:48 PM   #18 
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I thought it would be a total terrible thing but after watching some youtube vids of assassin snail and reading a natural way to control them and a good way to cleanup the fish flake leftovers I'm not bothered. I'm just happy its in a tank that I can do that. I'd of been really upset in my established 10g. I do not want to change anything there.
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Old 09-24-2011, 07:49 PM   #19 
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Yeah I have a betta spawn tank, and I really want to choose the snails instead of having the "oh gosh, I didn't want 50'000 unknown snails!!!" I definitely want to be careful in that tank D:
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yah choosing snails way cool. I wanted nerites with the black/brown stripes, now assassins are about the same size and color. and the burrow like trumpets. Man, i wish I did sand now that I'd have a good couple of burrowers.
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