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  1. #41

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    Awesome to hear you're well on your way:) Like I said, I'll take 2 rabbits;)
    Coastie-to-be... hopefully.

  2. #42

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    Me neither. I'm curious to see how they react with other rabbit snails and their own tank.

    In other news, I've successfully bred Pond Snails in both tanks. lol I told you they were resilient creatures. They survive everything... and so far, the top snails survive very salty water (by freshwater standards, anyway).

    I just added another 5tsp of salt to the water. Going to test it again in about an hour to see how things are going.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    More pix!!!

  4. #44

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    Haha, there's nothing more to see yet - unless you want pics of pond snail babies. Well, I did add about 5 Frog Bit plants to the top tank. I'm not sure if it can survive in brackish water, but I figured I'd give it a shot. It's growing like crazy in my Beta tank... Started off with about 5 plants - now the entire top is covered with it. The same thing has happened to my Red Rooted floating plants, which I'm sure has a more scientific name than that.

    Anyway, I've added a total of about 18tsp of salt to the Nerite tank and I'm up to a reading of 1.003 density with the hydrometer. I'll probably add another 10+tsp tomorrow and see if that brings me up to 1.005-6. I've never done this before, so I don't know if adding another 18tsp (doubling it) would give me double the results. It makes sense that it'd work that way, like anything else, but we'll see. I figure 1.007-8 is the sweet spot, so I'll keep adding until I get it.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  5. #45

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    I just added another 8tsp tonight. I took a reading and it looks like I might be at a density of 1.006, but I'll wait another 30+min and check again, just to be sure.

    Unfortunately for the pond snails, it looks like they're not taking to the additional salt content.

    As soon as I figure out how much salt it takes to bring this sucker up to 1.007-8, it should be easier to replenish, when I do water changes. I imagine a 50% water change will take about 50% of the salt out, anyway. Starting with a 1.007-8 gives me a little leeway, since the recommended amount is between 1.005-1.010.

    I'll take a pic of the hydrometer reading, so you know what I'm talking about.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  6. #46

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    Checked again and it was only up to 1.005 (edging on 6). Added another 5tsp and my daily dose of ammonia. I'll check density again tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be up to 1.006 (edging on 7... at the least). lol Taking forever...

    I'll also have my 5 Orange Rabbit snails tomorrow, so I'll be acclimating and adding them around lunch time (if they arrive by then). I don't want to leave them outside (even though they're coming with a heat pack), since it's been freezing over the last couple of days. Hopefully they travel well.

    Until tomorrow!

    Edit: Oh, and Northerly, I'll take you up on that. Give me a few weeks/months and we'll see how things progress. =]
    Last edited by KevinVA; 01-24-2013 at 05:35 AM.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  7. #47

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    Well, I received my 5 Orange Rabbit snails today. Unfortunately the last 2 days decided to be freezing (and it snowed today), but hopefully they were okay. There was a heat pack in there, but I've read that heat packs + breather bags = bad. This was a breather bag, so... hopefully that doesn't pose an issue.

    I'm not sure how long it usually takes for younger Rabbit snails to come out of their shell (these are all about .5-.75" in length). The previous one I received was mature at about 2-3" long. I can't remember if you could see it's trap door... but on these new ones you most certainly cannot. It almost looks like they're not in the shell... but who knows.

    Does anyone know if younger snails even have trap doors yet? lol

    As for the Nerite tank? I've finally reached a density of 1.008! I've also scraped off several Horned Nerite Snail eggs from the Betta tank and added them to this one. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at doing so, so I have no idea if they're going to do anything.

    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

  8. #48

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    Scraping the eggs off probably would damage them too much. Is there no way to remove the entire decorations?

  9. #49

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    They're on the side of the tank - not a decoration. =/ I tried using a credit card, but they just float to the bottom of the tank and not stick to the card. ;/
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    Kevin, razor blade and a small cup to transport is what I have used on pretty much anything like this in the past. Brhino did the same for his corries.
    FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
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