Question will a drop in bioload harm my tank?


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scotty b

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

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

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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.
 

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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 ?
 

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HAH have fun picking out every snail (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.
 

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ive picked out 214 of them and i feel there are still some hiding in the tank
 

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I have some that magically teleported from one tank to another
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?
 

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ive picked out 214 of them and i feel there are still some hiding in the tank
I can't believe you bothered to count them

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

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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
 

scotty b

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

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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.
 

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

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

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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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