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I am not necessarily looking for the MTS to help clean algae.  I was more intending to use
them to burrow into my gravel and make sure that it was not getting compacted.  I hope
that the ramshorns that I have get going on the algae.  I seem to have tons of it -- you
can get some clue on the kind of problem I am having by checking out a post I made a
couple weeks ago called Algae Wars.  My recently acquired flag fish seem to be making some
headway but I am still pulling stuff out by the handful each evening.

Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:

> Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 09:58:19 -0600
> From: "Joe Mica" <joem at cajunnet_com>
> Subject: RE: MTS
> Don't underestimate the ability of those lousy ramshorn snails to clean your
> tank.  I have a 29 gal.  where the cleanup crew consists of, two albino
> corys three female guppies and a fair amount of ramshorn snails. Heavily
> planted with 2 wts per gal. next to a south window. Green algae on the sword
> and crypt leaves were a problem until I added ramshorn snails from an
> outside pond.  Problem solved. In a very short time they consumed every
> trace.  I had one large leaf (Cryptocoryne beckettii) that was covered with
> a thick mat, the snails seemed to avoid it.  I hand placed about ten of them
> on the leaf.  One day later the leaf was pristine.
> Just My Opinion (JMP)
> Joe Mica
> fishing guide in LA


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