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Re: [APD] Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 42, Issue 7
Small correction (I'm sure this was a temporary lapse) but snails are
Gastropods, squid, cuttles octopus are Cephalopds.
> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 18:25:44 -0800 (PST)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> Subject: Re: [APD] Planted Discus Tank using Natural methods?
> To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
> Animals eat; they poop. The waste breaks down and plants can use some of
> it. Animals can eat the plants or eat animals that eat the plants.
> Cephlapods, such as aquarium snails are included in this food chain. They
> eat; they poop. If they eat algae, that can be worth the snail poop,
> provided you otherwise have an algae problem.
> But in terms of overall wastes, snails don't reduce it; they have to eat
> and they add to it.
> If you get Disney's circle of life going in a small glass box of water,
> that's terrific. But it generally snails won't be the key piece to closing
> the circle, if you can close it at all.
> have plants, have fun,
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