I apologize if this is covered elsewhere in this forum but I'm wondering what the current thought is on this subject.

All three of my aquariums have a little algae in them. I don't mind scrubbing glass during water changes, but cleaning the artificial plants in my two smaller aquariums is something I'd just rather not do every week.

While my 50g/planted has a sand substrate, I kind of like the idea of having these snails aerating it nightly so I don't have to do it manually.

I realize that adding Malaysian Trumpet Snails would require a fair amount of culling once they begin to reproduce and, according to wiki, they can be intermediate hosts to (human) parasitical liver flukes (um...eww). I would be interested in learning from those who have introduced them to their aquariums.

Is it worth it?