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Re: [APD] Snails
For those that believe for every n-step process there is a
process that accomplishes the same results with n+1 steps,
then please note:
Aquatronics, the company that makes Lime-it, doesn't
advertize it for killing snails and snail eggs. They sell
another product for that purpose called Snail-a-cide, which
contains copper sulfate as its key active ingredient. If
you use copper sulfate, then you had best follow up with
some kind of copper-removing rinse. Aquatronics just
happens to sell one of those too, called Cop-a-way, which
apparently chelates the copper, so water rinsing after
using the Cop-a-way is also in order.
--- "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com> wrote:
> You can soak in Lime-it (hydrated lime):
> And maybe here:
> And let's not forget George Booth's quick snail summary
> which mentions potassium permangenate and also alum, and
> even gives mixing ratios and soaking times.
> Re potassium permangenate, it helps to wear purple
> -- see why, and some cautions about its effect on some
> plants by looking here:
> Hydrated Lime (kalkwasser) is probably the safest way to
> Scott H.
> --- The Dragon Hunter <dragon_hunter at dragons-realm.net>
> > I thought I'd ask. Getting ready to plant another tank
> > and was wondering if
> > yall had any suggestions to avoid an accidental
> > infestation of snails when
> > my plants arrive? IS there anything I can do to make
> > sure that there are no
> > viable snail eggs hitching a ride on the plants?
> > I know a lot of people like them, but I personally
> > care for them.
> > Almost have a black mystery snail outbreak under
> > in a 20 gallon tank
> > and dread having to deal with a similar outbreak in my
> > gallon hex.
> > Thanks in advance!
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The AGA's Sixth Annual International Aquascaping Contest is opening soon.
The webpage for 2005 entries well be ready in a few days. So, start planning, planting and pruning and dosing, doctoring, hosing and posing. Going exotic? Then round up those rare plants now. Need some inspiration? View prior-year entries and winners here: http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org
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