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Re: snails

I found out, quite by accident, that if you reduce the Ca in the water, 
dramatically, that the snails shells will literally disolve, and the 
snails will die off.  Then you can raise the Ca back up to wherever 
you like it.

> A couple of Clown Loaches cleaned out the snails in my 55gal in just a
> couple of weeks.
> >Is there a simple, DIY method to get rid of snails -- besides crushing them
> >one by one (never seem to zap the last one) or tearing the tank down and
> >starting over? I've been keeping fish for years and never had a snail
> >infestation till now. They came with some plants I purchased from an