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This section is to discuss anything Opae ula shrimp and brackish water related. e.g Nerite snails, algae etc..
 #5467  by odin
 13 Oct 2018 22:27
Is it egg laying because of over population you are worried about? Nerites may lay eggs but they dont hatch in brackish water.
 #5471  by Vorteil
 15 Oct 2018 08:22
My tanks aren't pretty in some senses. I let the algae go wild.
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 #5472  by Algae In Space
 15 Oct 2018 09:43
No its because I don't want eggs in my tanks. No offense to you Mrs. Snail! I had a little cleaning session this weekend and am changing the tank a bit. Looks clean now :ninja: Let's see how long it'll last. Also I will try a new filter.
 #5479  by Vorteil
 16 Oct 2018 07:09
These are Malayasian Trumpet snails. Filter? Why would you want to run a filter?
 #5480  by Algae In Space
 16 Oct 2018 10:30
Vorteil, because I want relatively clear water. My water always has this slight haze. Would love to not use a filter but then the water would just get very hazy within the following days. I just turn it on for about 2h a day. I get it it's not necessary but to my eyes it is. And the snails and Opae Ula can't eat the floating things anyway. Some run a filter. Some don't. There seems to be a division. As most of the time I use the middle ground :happy:

About the snails: Ok. That's what I thought. I will get 2 more trumpet snails because I want black ones too :sidesmile:
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 #5487  by tzg
 18 Oct 2018 03:17
i love how vorteil's and algae in space's green algae grow wild, the opaes have abundance of food now. :smile:
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 #5503  by Vorteil
 22 Oct 2018 05:16
Is it the haze at the top of the tank that you don't like? Your water should be crystal clear. If it isn't you need to figure out what's causing it to be cloudy.
 #5504  by Vorteil
 22 Oct 2018 05:59
I'm not knocking your tank. If you want it clean and run filtration that's 100% up to you. I can understand that.