Snails - What do they add to bioload?

Treefork

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Ok, my Mystery Snails are good cleaners/scroungers overall gluttons. Just curious, what do they add to my tanks bioload? Do they create as much or more waste as fish? Just thinking about it and was curious.
 

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I had a large blue apple (mystery) snail and it produced a lot of waste . My nitrates have dropped a good 3-5ppm on a regular basis since it's been gone. Not scientific, just what I've noticed.
 

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I have an infestation of Ramshorn snail... before ammonia was around 0... then after they reproduced and the babies grew the ammonia spiked causing me worry... I have plucked out over 100 snails since then and have noticed a large lowering in ammonia... Luckily I have a decent amount of plants to quickly curb the ammonia spike... But ya IME I think they have a heavy bioload...
 

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I have a mystery snail the size of a half dollar. He makes a lot of poo but my tank is clean and the perameters are in good shape. But I only keep one per tank so they don't reproduce.
 

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