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  • Removal of Hitchhikers!

    I have apparently found one of the best ways to remove hitch hikers from plants when you bring them home from the store...

    Throw them in a cycling tank and spike the ammonia.

    I feel bad for the little guys cause they are so very tiny, but I'd still rather not have a population explosion of snails my LFS didn't even know existed in their tanks.
    ~Erin
    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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    There are also several types of chemicals you can use to dip things in.
    -Jonathan

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    • #3
      I actually don't mind them for the most part, I figure it's all part of the process. I had just happened to notice the shells this morning and went aww

      Also, I've found that plants that go into my 29g don't usually need a snail dip remover...my GBR takes care of them for me, leaving me shells everywhere.
      ~Erin
      10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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      • #4
        Apparently the snails have yet to die. I now have a tiny colony of tiny snails, at least 10 of them that I can count. I'm just shocked they're still alive in that cycling soup!
        ~Erin
        10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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        • #5
          Its surprising but they take ammonia well but not nitrate.
          -Jim-

          Originally posted by Albert Einstein
          If the facts dont fit the theory, change the facts
          Originally posted by Theodore Geisel
          Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind donít matter and those who matter donít mind.

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