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#1 Westie

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 10:42 PM

Is there a product that is good at killing pest snails? I have a tank which is overrun with gsa and snails. Will remove all the fish and as many shrimp as I can find, then I want to nuke the tank with a snails killer. Any suggestions?

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#2 Ageofaquariums

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:05 AM

Well copper sulphate at 1g per 1000L works dam well. We sell it under the blue planet brand "snail rid". But yea, no good for shrimp, so water change after treatment before adding them back in. SOme plants dont like it, found elodea to be very sensitive.



#3 Bostave

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 02:56 PM

I got some copper sulphate from bunnings. It kills all the visible snails straight away. However the ones in the sand/gravel survive and return even not doing a water change.
Blue planet is crap. I had some snails survive the whole bottle.

#4 Westie

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:34 PM

That's a bit harsh Ameya  :Rofl_3f: 

 

I'm planning to take all the plants out of the tank, and store them in water with a snail killer solution. 

I will also throw out all the aquarium soil/gravel, and completely clean the tank when empty to make sure I kill all the snails. 

Hoping that works, as I dislike the look at the moment. 

 

thanks for the advice gents



#5 Bostave

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 03:53 PM

Lol. Truth is harsh.

#6 Ageofaquariums

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:37 AM

Its the same chemical, brand means little in cases of chemistry. While some snails may be able to survive by sealing up and hiding in the gravel, most will not.



#7 Westie

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:50 PM

Good think the gravel will be going in the bin too. Bit of a waste, as its a whole bag of aquarium soil capped with black gravel but that's what I'm going to do to make sure I don't get any snails when I set the tank up again. 



#8 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:29 AM

remove fish , remove shrimp , remove plants , remove water .... throw in the bin...... start again and dont add anyone elses snail infested plants... i have some snail free stuff you can have......no charge.....     :P  :P  :P


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#9 Delapool

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:34 AM

Just a side note but I found using glut seemed to slowly decrease pond snail numbers.

Best product I have is a yoyo loach :)

#10 malawiman85

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 04:24 PM

Take fish out and throw an eeltail catfish or yoyo loach in there for a month with no other food and you will be snail free. Maybe bomb it with copper sulphate first if you want to speed up the process.

#11 Westie

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:17 PM

Plants are growing well, and I have some nice small Anubias plants in there I’d like to hang on to. Got no probs ditching the soil and getting new soil. I know where the snails come from too so won’t male that mistake again
I plan to do it once, and do it right. So snail killer in a bare bottom tank will prob be the way forward for me.

#12 bigjohnnofish

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 02:54 AM

I got nanna anubias you can have snail free but has bb algae.... easier to kill off than snails... got some assassins but not enough to share sorry....
I had snails in front pond but after adding bream.... not a snail in sight




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