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  1. Default Ferts and Snails


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    I have mystery snails now and was looking at all the different ferst available. It seems that almost all of them have copper sulfate in them. Wouldn't that kill my snails? One said it was safe for all inhabitants but had copper in it. It's chelated but still...
    I don't want to do much in ferts but just thought I might perk up what I got. Should I just leave it to the fish?
    Define busy ~
    29 gal freashwater
    10 gal empty ~ someday Betta
    4 cats, 1 dog and 2 kids. (2yr-4yrs) Potty Training and one on the way

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    The amount of copper in liquid fertilizers is so small, your snails would not be affected. Something like Flourish comprehensive should be fine. Copper binds readily to other elements as well, so it is not available that long as free copper

    I follow the rule with all fertilizers and dose at half the recommended amount.

    Alternatively, if you just want to 'perk up' your plants, you can just use a carbon dioxide supplement. Seachem is great for that.

  3. #3

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    I've never had problems dosing ferts in my tanks with snails.
    75 gallon planted
    5 gallon planted betta
    Lack of planning on your part doesn't justify an emergency on my part.

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    Oh ok. I wondered about that if it was small enough amount. I'm a bit concerned since my one snail's shell is so thin currently. I guess best thing to do is if I use those then take her out for a bit to be certain she'll be ok. Maybe good time to do that is when I try repairing shell again. I was thinking of flourish comprehensive... I saw the co2 suppliment but didn't look at it to see what it did. lol
    Define busy ~
    29 gal freashwater
    10 gal empty ~ someday Betta
    4 cats, 1 dog and 2 kids. (2yr-4yrs) Potty Training and one on the way

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    I had exactly the same question. ought some "Plant Gro" with a bit of chelated copper in it, and wondered if it would kill my nerites.

    Thanks!

    Tom
    My computer beat me at chess, but it proved no match for me at kickboxing.

    www.whistlingbadger.com

  6. #6

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    +1 to Flourish Comprehensive - Never had an issue.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Good. I am trying the leaf zone from api and so far no problems
    Define busy ~
    29 gal freashwater
    10 gal empty ~ someday Betta
    4 cats, 1 dog and 2 kids. (2yr-4yrs) Potty Training and one on the way

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