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Re: [APD] Damn snails


I agree about the overfeeding. I know someone in the NJAGC that manages his 
MTS population by controlling the amount of food he puts in the tank. I am 
pretty sure he doesn't have any loaches either. It works really well. He 
hardly has any there and the tank is set up for a few years already. It is a 
high tech CO2 tank with a lower pH, but I don't know the parameters re Total 
hardness and alkalinity.

I was able to get rid of MTS completely using Yoyo loaches 
http://www.loaches.com/species-index/botia-almorhae , but it took almost a 

Jerry Smith
Bloomingdale, NJ

>Message: 2
>Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2008 10:33:15 +0100
>From: Stuart Halliday <stuart at mytriops_com>
>Subject: Re: [APD] Damn snails
>To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

>I agree, in an ideal world you'd want some MTS in a planted tank.
>Personally I've got far too many MTS in my tank. So I'm just after reduce
>their number. They've bred to the point where they're a brown mass on the
>surface. My 4 Clown loaches and 3 dwarf chain loaches don't eat enough to
>keep the population in check.
>I also know I'm probably over feeding my animals which hasn't helped. :-)
>Stuart Halliday
>200 Million years in the making...

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