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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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How do you clean up snail poop?

Do you siphon it or turkey bast it or what? I'm noticing snail poop in my 5g now, and it's unsightly...this was after one day...it wasn't there yesterday.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 04:16 AM
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I use a siphon. And yes..snails are poop machines

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 03:46 AM
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Yeah just a gravel siphon you'd use for fish debris
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Do you spot clean as you see it or just wait til WC day? I guess that was my main concern that I didn't even bring up lol. Poo=ammonia, so I can't imagine id wanna leave all this poo in there all week. I siphoned it out already btw, wasn't sure if I should wait or not, so I did my WC early.

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If your tank is cycled i don't see a problem leaving it until water change day. When i had a biggish snail in a 3 gallon with my betta, i did a lot of spot cleaning. but in my established 5.5 and 29 i just leave it to break down for plants or suck it up on water change day
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I typically Vacuum/Syphon once a week or so unless it starts to get extremely unsightly, like right now in my 29g (we've had a major snail population explosion), then it is every 2-3 days until back under control....

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I have the same problem and I just siphon them up!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 01:50 PM
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I have snail poop all over my tank, except it isn't the round pellets you would usually see. Its poop is shaped like a C and it is everywhere. Any help as to why it is shaped this way and how to clean it out?
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