View Full Version : Mystery Snails: Big Ammonia Machines???

06-03-2007, 10:45 PM
The 25l tank is having the most issues as far as water quality goes. I've been doing a 50% change weekly and I always have low levels of nitrites...

I think it's the snails...

I'm down to 5...the one that jumped yesterday didn't survive the night...I'll see if that makes any difference to the water quality.

I can't blame it on Mr. Plakat...so it must be the snails...

06-03-2007, 10:58 PM
25 liters is about 5.5 gallons right?

EDIT: Nevermind, forgot about the calculator. Its 6.605 gallons. Depending on how big your snails are, you could be alittle over stocked.

06-03-2007, 11:02 PM
...about 6.6 gallons I calculated...

06-03-2007, 11:04 PM
Yes, overstocked! Didn't think snails would be so dirty!

06-03-2007, 11:34 PM
I have one in a 25g and my ammonia is always at 0, and the substrate is never dirty...

06-03-2007, 11:45 PM
...yes, you have 1/5 of the snails, and 4X the water volume that I do...don't imagine your one guy would have much of an impact...

...but it's their gregarious nature I'm enjoying so much...

I suppose I'd just better keep up on more frequent water changes...

06-04-2007, 01:20 AM
rep, more water changes.Your tank is 6.6G since 25/4=about 6.6

06-04-2007, 06:33 PM
you could always take 2 or 3 and put them in other tanks?

06-04-2007, 10:40 PM
I could do that...and might if the water quality stays below par...

...but then I'd lose all the fun of watching 'their herd' activities!

LOL...it's a no-win sitution for me!