Re: Stomata & Aquatic earthworms!
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Stomata & Aquatic earthworms!
From: lf at gimli_comlink.de (Lars Fenneberg)
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 1995 20:35:02 +0200 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <199506141939.PAA27788 at looney_actwin.com> from "stevensj at calshp_cals.wisc.edu" at Jun 14, 95 09:27:14 am
You, stevensj at calshp_cals.wisc.edu, said:
> > From: spush_h at atc-1s_hac.com
> > Date: Tue, 13 Jun 95 18:58:44 PDT
> > Subject: Re: substrate flow rate
> > Too bad we don't have aquatic earthworms! ;-)
> > - Steve (just a different email address)
> I've heard that you can get Malaysian burrowing snails which seem to do
> a similar job to earthworms.
These snails are great. I accidently introduced them with some
plants 5 years ago. It seems that there are a lot of them in my
tank but the great majority stays invisible in the gravel. I find
it amazing that they can get _into_ the gravel.
Maybe these snails are the reason why my tanks gravel lasted 5 years
(i completely cleaned it in January) without (R)UGF, heating
cables and gravel vacuuming (that was impossbile because the plants
grew all over), what so ever...
As I removed the gravel in January to clean it there were no black
spots, no H2S.
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