Assassin Snail In Cycling Tank?

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I am in the middle of a fishless cycle of a 75 gallon planted tank (nitrites just appeared a day ago).

I already have an outbreak of snails that hitched a ride on my plants. I planned on eventually adding a couple assassin snails to my tank, and I'm wondering if I can do that now or if I should wait until the cycle completes. I know snails are tough little creatures in general (the current snails seem fine), so I'm wondering if it would be ok for the assassins.

Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!
 

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redman77 said:
I am in the middle of a fishless cycle of a 75 gallon planted tank (nitrites just appeared a day ago).

I already have an outbreak of snails that hitched a ride on my plants. I planned on eventually adding a couple assassin snails to my tank, and I'm wondering if I can do that now or if I should wait until the cycle completes. I know snails are tough little creatures in general (the current snails seem fine), so I'm wondering if it would be ok for the assassins.

Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!
I'd wait rather than risk losing snails I paid money for lol!
 
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I'd wait rather than risk losing snails I paid money for lol!
Yeah, I think I'm just impatient to put something in the tank. If there is a chance it could hurt them I won't do it. I'm hoping someone with experience pops in and says "totally fine go for it!"
 

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I'd wait until my cycle is finished. The assassin snails will have no issue taking care of the problem even if you wait a while.
 

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Yeah, I think I'm just impatient to put something in the tank. If there is a chance it could hurt them I won't do it. I'm hoping someone with experience pops in and says "totally fine go for it!"
Lol, I don't think anyone with credible experience would tell you to put any living critter in a cycling tank.
 
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Lol, I don't think anyone with credible experience would tell you to put any living critter in a cycling tank.
You're probably right, but just know you crushed my dreams
 

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You're probably right, but just know you crushed my dreams
I know it’s hard to wait but you’re doing the right thing! Your dreams would be more crushed if you bought snails or fish only to have them die because the tank wasn’t ready. Stay strong my friend!
 
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I know it’s hard to wait but you’re doing the right thing! Your dreams would be more crushed if you bought snails or fish only to have them die because the tank wasn’t ready. Stay strong my friend!
Thanks, I will! Now to obsess over which kind of corys to get once the cycle is complete
 

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You're probably right, but just know you crushed my dreams
Oooh, I'm so sorry! But ya don't want to chance it!
 

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