will a drop in bioload harm my tank? Question

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by scotty b, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i am clearing out 200 1/2 grown mystery snails from my tank will the drop in bioload have a negative repercussions ?

  2. Matt BWell Known MemberMember

    I would say no. Unless you're planning to add 200 more in a couple weeks or more.

  3. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    :;du Thread moved to More FW topics (this is not an advanced topic).

    In answer to your question, it depends if you have plants. Reducing bio-load will reduce the overall nitrate level, and plants may suffer.

    Too, you may get some BB die-off if there is not enough food to sustain the population.

  4. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i plan to take out every ssnail then leave my stock alone

    *sorry i dident know ware to post

    i do have plants but most are root feeders will they be in shock

    i never get high nitrates so do i need to supplement something for plants ?
  5. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    HAH have fun picking out every snail :p (You'll never find them all.)

    It shouldn't bother root feeders as much, though they would appreciate a root tab if they don't have any.

    Plants don't need HIGH nitrates, they just need nitrates. 10-20ppm is usually recommended. Though that's more for plants that feed from the water column like java ferns.
  6. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    ive picked out 214 of them and i feel there are still some hiding in the tank :;laughing
  7. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    I have some that magically teleported from one tank to another :p
  8. AlanGreeneWell Known MemberMember

    Burger king keeps magically teleporting into my stomach, I just don't get it! Good luck with the snails friend, as a matter of interest where are these snails going now that they are out of the tank?
  9. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

  10. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    I can't believe you bothered to count them :giggle:

    I don't think you'll ever get rid of all of them.... snails have a magical quality, and they just appear from nowhere
  11. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    im bringing them by a few lfs in the morning to see if thell take them, if not ill dump them in a tank at petco and run away :;nin2
  12. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    I hope you're joking :;sh
  13. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember


    I got a good laugh out of that, but seriously though, that's frowned upon. :p
  14. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    lol yes it was a joke . im sure a few lfs would be happy to take them
  15. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    You can dump them in my tank :D
  16. ivonkoValued MemberMember

    i was going to say the same thing :) take some pics and i know i personally will want to take about 10-20 off your hands, and im sure at LEAST 10 other members would love to have some.
  17. kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

  18. scotty bWell Known MemberMember

    i dont think it would be good to ship in winter :-\ ? cn if you make it into denver you could have a few
  19. CichlidnutFishlore VIPMember

    That's a 3 hour drive. I don't think mystery snails are worth that to me. Thanks though.
  20. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    Per kinezumi's post - if you'd like to offer the snails to members, please use the Buy/Sell/Trade/Free forum - standard rules apply ;)

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