How Small Is Too Small Of A Tank? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by Rtessy, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    I'm going to have to move out my two nerites and two rabbit snails for a little while while I dose my tank with fenbendazole. The only thing I have available is a 1.8 gallon bowl, is it possible to move the in there for two weeks or so? How frequently should I do water changes? The rabbits are 1/2-3/4", still very small. I say it's the only container available because it's the only cycled one I have, and I know these guys do not handle ammonia or nitrite
  2. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    cycled bowl? Ok never heard of anyone having a cycled bowl! Can you put a filter, heater and lid on it? If not theres a issue. Honestly a rubber maid container would work better. Has a lid ( make holes in it ), can attach heater if big enough and sometimes filters can be attached.

  3. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    The bowl already has a sponge filter and heater, it's cbeen constantly at 78 degrees, and I do have a small lid on it. I didn't know it was that uncommon, lol. I fishless cycled it back in January and had been keeping some ghost shrimp in it, but they weren't very healthy from the start, and I recently lost the last one. I've been keeping it cycled with fish food and an unfortunate pond snail infestation. Will this work, do you think? I have an abubias and some dwarf hairgrass in it as well, those seem to be doing well.
  4. -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    I think it'll work :)
  5. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    well then there you go! That should work great
  6. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    It will work fine.
  7. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Great, thank you all! I was just worried about the bioload in a small container, how often do you think I'll need to do water changes? Or should I just monitor the nitrates really closely and make sure there's no ammonia/nitrite spike?
  8. CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    My snails are messy! Like once or twice a week id say. %25 water changes.
  9. RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Oh, well that's a lot easier than I was expecting. Thanks!

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