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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby Carylnz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:58 pm

Is it possible to remove the majority of shrimps while you deal with the snails?
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:55 pm

Dont have another tank to put the shrimp ion but if it was only for a litttle while i could put them in a bucket or something? only problem with getting them out is that i have loads of little baby shrimp that i probably could get out,, what do you suggest? thanks :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby Carylnz » Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:35 pm

I do not have these shrimps as they are illegal in my country (unfortunately) but I would have thought a bucket, perhaps with an airstone and heater, would be fine for a couple of days.
Would it matter if you were unable to save all the baby shrimp? They will spawn again.
I don't know whether you ought to use a product to kill the snails (or how long it remains in a concentration big enough to kill shrimp, even after water changes) or add assassin snails (we don't have them either) as I don't know how long each takes to work.
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby wilfy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:54 pm

i think i would risk, putting a couple of asassins in,i carnt think they would wipe out ur shrimps ,i would think the shrimp would be a lot quicker ,and able to get out of the way,its amasing how fast assys clear a tank of pest snails. i used a turky baister to ,lookes like a glass tube with a rubber ball shaped thing on the end ,suckes them up no prob.think its better to loose a couple of shrimp to assys than posibly, loosing all in a bucket,pluss no cemicals used ,got to be a bonus, and assys breed slow so no need to worry on that front. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby Carylnz » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:53 am

That was my thinking too but, as said, we don't have assassin snails here so I don't know how quick, or effective, they are.
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:47 pm

would assasin snails not also breed in my tank?

also my tank has a seperate section for filtering (1 large section sseperated into 3 which contain ceramic noodles and wool filtering ect) which has alot of tiiiinnnnyyy baby snails on (I think this is where the eggs are being layed, would the assys kill these also?


thanks soo much for your help :) Its really appriciated :)
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby wilfy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:31 am

iv had 2 assys in my tank for about 6 month now ,no sighn of baby assys,i was plaged with pest snails only see the odd 1 now and again,and i think iv only seen the assys about 3 times .but they realy did the job and are still doing it.give them a go. :D :D :D :D
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm

im going to go buy some tonight i thnk :) im att the end of my teather haha. thanks alot guys
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby Davy Jones » Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:56 pm

Think i'll be getting some of these too, these little snails are driving me mad! Everytime you remove one, two more appear!!! :evil:
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby wilfy » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:26 pm

just remember it takes a little time ,so give them a chance,i think ull like the results. :D :D :D :D
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:35 pm

bought assins didnt do much so i decided to buy some snail treatment a 3 day one. Moved all shrimp into another container on stuesday and started the treatment should have been done on friday, Snails are still alive. phoned lfs where i bought the treatment from and they were confused and tiold me to carry on putting 5 drops in tank until all are dead. do you agree? any advice as they are still alive and i have been treating tank for 6 days ? :S thanks
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:28 pm

anyone?
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby orange guppy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:37 pm

I don't know about snail treatments, but I can say assassin snails work, I accidentally got some, think they came in on a plant, I chucked a load of snails into the tank with them as I was going to just have snails in one tank, and after about a week I wondered where all of the other snails had gone, there were only 3 assassins in a 50 ltr tank, I googled what they were, mine bred but I think they have to be in a group to do that, so I now have about 8 (across 3 tanks and some tiny ones in one tank, but this is after months.
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby pandacory » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:20 am

1 question. When treating the tank did you remove the carbon filter pad from the filter?
Carbon filter media comes as either a pad/sponge or small charcoal looking lumps which goes in a net.
Carbon removes all traces of medication and makes them useless when used with the carbon in place.
Only assuming you didn't know about removing it.
Remove the carbon and try dosing again. When treatment has finished then put the carbon back in the filter to remove any residual medication..
Snail traps do work but use a lettuce leaf of slice of cucumber instead of potatoe.
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Re: over run with snails and tiny things on glass!

Postby IndianoAnnie » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:44 am

im not sure i have one my tank is an aua 1 so it has a built in filter section with three compartment, i was not aware it was supposed to be removed :/
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