Snails in new tank

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i just set up my new 29 gallon tank and i found two snails in the tank i have no idea how they got their i have 3 peices of drift wood and a palm tree that was in my ten gallon tank that had some snails in it. I cleaned everything very good including the palm tree i put in my tank i washed it for like 10 min beiing sure their was no snails on the tree what do i do if i find more snails in the tank. it is still cycliing so i have no fish in it yet is there something i can put in tank to get rid of them incase their are more.
 

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They're amazingly stubborn critters. Salt and copper liquids (like coppersafe) can do in snails but i'm not sure of their effect on your driftwood, if any.
 

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My snails do not die if I put salt in their tank. The day after I put the salt in (and it was quite a lot of salt), I saw 2 eggsacs. Good luck getting rid of them, I think the coppersafe would be good.
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By putting in the coppersafe is that going to hurt my tank since it is cycling?
 

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How long has it been cycling. If not long simply take everything out and let it dry for a few days and then set it back up. If not try lettuce and cucumber at night, then take it out in the morning and snails should be on it.

I can not answer your questions sorry.
 
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I think i will try that i have looked in my tank and have removed only two so far i have not seen any more. i have removed the two that i have found. So hopefully no more will be found.
 

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jayfl234 said:
I think i will try that i have looked in my tank and have removed only two so far i have not seen any more. i have removed the two that i have found. So hopefully no more will be found.
cool, if they didn't get to lay any eggs, you may be fortunate and free of snails. we just got 6 plants at petsmart yesterday so we'll be keeping an eye on them for snails, but i feel safer with them than petco's plants. the plants tanks at this petsmart were very clean and well maintained with no signs of snails or eggs.
 
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I went to lfs and got my plants for my 10 gallon tank and you had a snail issue. When i turn my light off in my ten gallon tank at night i wait for them to come out and i dip them out. Amazing how once you see one you see tons.
 

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jayfl234 said:
I went to lfs and got my plants for my 10 gallon tank and you had a snail issue. When i turn my light off in my ten gallon tank at night i wait for them to come out and i dip them out. Amazing how once you see one you see tons.
The plants we got look snail free, they've been thoroughly examined but we'll maintain a lookout for them just in case. I've heard that leaving a slice of veggie in a shallow dish out overnight in the tank will draw the snails to it.
 
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