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  1. #1

    Default External filter and snails

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    Hi just ripped down my tropical 75 gallon tropical tank and all new sub and plant dipped in Potassium permanganate but I have kept the external filter running in the old tank water to keep bacteria alive. the main reason for pulling tank down was snails would the snail eggs live in the filter should I rip the filter done and boil all media and cycle tank again or use old filter any help would be welcome dave

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    Yes, snail eggs and possibly snails could be in your filter media. If you have a zero snail tolerance then it might be best to throw out the old media and buy new and cycle the tank again.
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    Every time I clean my canister filters I find live snails inside. Those things get everywhere.


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    Thanks I will try to boil the media as it's only 3 months old and cost 50 it's cinterd glass and it's in a fx6 so it a lot of media thanks for your time and making my mind up

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