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 #6829  by Algae In Space
 22 Feb 2019 17:53
Also have a look at this crazy algae ball. It has grown a massive afro!
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 #6830  by opae ula related
 22 Feb 2019 21:38
Algae In Space wrote:Also have a look at this crazy algae ball. It has grown a massive afro!
Ha. Needs a haircut.
 #6833  by Algae In Space
 22 Feb 2019 23:13
Yeah I guess the two of them will grow together! Maybe already have. Crazy algae balls. What are you doing!
 #6834  by Vorteil
 23 Feb 2019 02:20
[usermention=242][color=#148FCF]@Algae In Space[/color][/usermention]

You are either me, my twin brother, or ... You are going through everything that I had in the past. Hair algae & MTS. At first the smaller MTS I had didn't produce too many babies just a few here and there. Nothing crazy. Then I decided to stich a bunch of adult MTS in my tanks. Babies exploded all over the place. This was not what I wanted. Big regrets with tiny white specs all over the tanks. Great looking snails but reproduce too much. My fault to a degree too.


Now here's a tub of snails
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 #6835  by opae ula related
 23 Feb 2019 05:47
Vorteil wrote:@Algae In Space

You are either me, my twin brother, or ... You are going through everything that I had in the past. Hair algae & MTS. At first the smaller MTS I had didn't produce too many babies just a few here and there. Nothing crazy. Then I decided to stich a bunch of adult MTS in my tanks. Babies exploded all over the place. This was not what I wanted. Big regrets with tiny white specs all over the tanks. Great looking snails but reproduce too much. My fault to a degree too.


Now here's a tub of snails
Damn!!! Your first photo! I was able to get rid of them in my opae ula tank and I dump them in my small betta tanks and they reproduce but not like yours. :)
 #6836  by Algae In Space
 23 Feb 2019 08:24
My god it's the exodus! They will consume the entire cosmos!!! Just think about it. It's exponential growth :lol:

Insane how many? But they are so cute. What are you feeding them in their tub?
 #6837  by Algae In Space
 23 Feb 2019 13:27
Now here is something to consider.

Single threads of "hair algae" and "algae balls" look very similar. I am not so sure if the "hair algae" is hair algae at all. Couldn't it be that it is just algae from the algae balls growing on top of a rock? Just thinking out loud...
 #6838  by Arnold
 23 Feb 2019 15:22
My white MTS also are starting to populate, there are a lot of babies, they are doing a fantastic work cleaning the substrate its funny how they dig themselves in the sand. The Marimo balls need a haircut, I also have that stringy algae that grows on the cladophora its a pain to get rid off :ow:
 #6841  by Algae In Space
 23 Feb 2019 18:06
Arnold wrote: 23 Feb 2019 15:22 My white MTS also are starting to populate, there are a lot of babies, they are doing a fantastic work cleaning the substrate its funny how they dig themselves in the sand. The Marimo balls need a haircut, I also have that stringy algae that grows on the cladophora its a pain to get rid off :ow:

Good to hear that the snails are doing well! Well I'll see what I will do with the algae... I'm not sure yet.
 #6842  by Vorteil
 24 Feb 2019 03:57
The snails in the tub are what I pulled from another container. I pulled all the snails from all my tanks. I let the walls of my tanks just build up with algae. When I added adult snails they went to eating all the algae and over time just started breeding like crazy. Just too many snails so I now prefer not to have any in my tanks. Just a few nerites in one tank. The only thing is if you have sand and the MTS like to burrow in it you never know when they die in there.
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