Re: Apple snail shells

>I read that some list members add lime to their
>water for the snails. I am not really skilled in water chemistry. Does
>increase KH/GH? I prefer to run my tank at low KH/GH levels so I don't
need as
>much CO2 and my fish and plants seem to do better so increasing hardness
is not
>really an option.

Sorry, I didn't read the whole post before I cut and responded to half of

If you don't want to increase your GH and KH, don't add lime to your tank.
I consider it optional, and add it to my tank because I want a huge snail
population right now.

David W. Webb in balmy Dallas, TX