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  1. #1

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

    Default getting ready for some snail deaths!


    0 Not allowed!
    so i finaly found some alum, i never thought to look at my local grocery store. now for my evil plans (muahahahahahaha) some time this week/weekend, im going to catch as many shrimps as i can, and move them to a 5gbucket with the filter. (this includes the oto i have) they will be in this for a day, 2 at most. then i will remove what ever plants i want to keep and treat them with the alum. this leaves the tank bare except the snails, gravel, and heater. so the next question would be, hows the best way to kill off all the snails and still keep it safe for shrimp. i cant use copper, nor can i treat the whole tank with alumn. but wait theres one thing thats generally over looked. HEAT, i will crank the heater to its highest and cook all the snails in the tank. im shooting for 100+ for about 4-7 hrs. then back unplug the heater for a few hrs. do a giant pwc with gravac and boom, snail free tank all ready for the shrimpys !!!!! i cant wait.
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

  2. #2

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    Watch out for the potentially massive ammonia spike to follow.

    Liters to Gallons conversion calculator

    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
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    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


  3. #3

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    thats why im doing a massive pwc with gravacing. im hoping to reduces that to as little as possible. and im also adding extra colonized biomax from my 55g. im just so sick of these ramhorn snails!
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

  4. #4

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    0 Not allowed!
    Assassins love ramshorns.

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    "Keeping fish for any period of time doesn't make you experienced if you're doing it wrong. What does, is acknowledging those mistakes and learning from them." ~Aeonflame
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    your argument is invalid." ~Mommy1


  5. #5

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    Merry Christmas! - Lab_Rat thank you for the birthday wishes - mommy1 Happy One Year AC Anniversary! - Rue For being understanding, thank you - Cliff (closest I could find to a catfish) Thanks for the nomination! - sheamurai 
    Thank you for the MOTM nomination - mommy1 I think you deserve a random gift. Yes, I think you do. - PhillipOrigami For being a fellow MA native! - Lolita Happy Birthday to you. - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    It's a Christmas Bunny, Merry Christmas. - gadget228 I've not seen anyone with an umbrella here. You seem to have an odd collection of gifts...so here's my contribution. :-) - ~firefly~ "genocidex;1139790]stupid question... but would i be able to use lawn clovers in a tank?  lol"  REALLY - Strider199 crayfish! - Brhino thanks for sharing - sheamurai 
    For filling out my school! :) - Flyby Stardancer silly rabbit... - sheamurai They say one of these a day keeps doctors away.... - Trillianne Day Two... - Trillianne Thanks for the frogbit very much :) - Greentoads41 
    World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - genocidex 

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    I bought a load from lh and their shells disolved because we have such soft water. The shrimps get their calcium from kuttle fish bone and high calcium foods. I dont like messing with water chemistry but i might end up adding a calcium additives but the shrimp seem to be doing ok
    KING OF THE GOLD BARBS RAWR!!!!
    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
    I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!

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    0 Not allowed!
    i get scared whenever using chemicals or heavy metal to treat a snail problem, who knows what adverse effects it will have short or long term.

    currently i drop a couple pieces of zuchinni in the tank for my shrimp, nerites and pleco and in the morning the rinds are covered with ramshorns and MTS i remove the rinds and send them on their way to their new home in the toilet where im sure they grow to be 5 feet tall and show up in the tabloids.

    i had a 55 tank once that was infested with ramshorns and pond snails and i didnt have any other inverts in it so i treated with copper and it killed em all, soon after i had to break the tank down and downsize it into a 20 gallon, i took all the gravel out and kept it in a bag for a few weeks, when i set the tank up the gravel was dry and a few days in after cycling the new tank a few ramshorns appeared, i was astonished, dudes are tough buggers.

    since then i have come to accept and appreciate my colony of Ramshorns as persistent survivors, i sleep better at night now.

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