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Re: snails and cycling

Keely writes:

> Would snails produce enough ammonia to start the
>  bacteria colony?

It would take a lot of small snails,  or a couple really big apple or 
viviparous snails.  Or just one dead apple snail <g>.  If the tank is 
moderately or heavily planted, the snails won't generate enough waste ammonia 
for even the plants, let alone a bacterial filter.

Bob Dixon
Cichlid Trader List Administrator