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Snails in the filter

Post by Sandman1969 on Thu Jan 08, 2015 4:38 pm

When you have snails and they make their way up into your filter & mix in with the pot scrubbers, what do you do?
Replacing the floss is easy enough. But I can't replace the scrubbers as that would cause problems.

Thoughts?

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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by vince0 on Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:29 pm

id leave them, they are just cleaning unneeded detritus from your filters.
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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by the clean guy on Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:01 pm

Don't give that a second thought I pitch out at least 20 every time I clean a filter
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Post by Sandman1969 on Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:19 am

But wouldn't that start another cycle? If I pitched 20, the filter would start over again.

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Post by CAAIndie on Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:14 am

Sandman1969 wrote:But wouldn't that start another cycle? If I pitched 20, the filter would start over again.

The beneficial bacteria create the cycle not the snails, the snails have no role in that beyond producing a bit of ammonia.

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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by Sandman1969 on Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:42 pm

Sorry, thought he meant he pitches 20 scrubbers.

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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by nyleveiam on Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:05 pm

Sandman, I followed the same logic you did... I'm thinking I just pick out the snails if they are just sitting there and pop them in one of my tanks with lots of assassins.
Then, I followed the REAL meaning of "pitching them!"
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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:26 pm

I never planned it that way, but I have pond snails in my biofilters. They just hang out there trying to look cool. They don't bother anything.

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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by the clean guy on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:27 pm

Sandman1969 wrote:Sorry, thought he meant he pitches 20 scrubbers.


Shocked Shocked Ha Ha how could I put twenty scrubbers in one filter What a Face
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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by Sandman1969 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:13 am

the dirt guy wrote:
Sandman1969 wrote:Sorry, thought he meant he pitches 20 scrubbers.


Shocked Shocked Ha Ha how could I put twenty scrubbers in one filter What a Face

Easily, if it's homemade like mine. I use a 10 gallon Rubbermaid plastic storage tote for my filter on the 130 gallon tank.

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Re: Snails in the filter

Post by Sbenson11 on Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:25 am

Sandman1969 wrote:Easily, if it's homemade like mine.

Yup,

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