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Elrollo
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Favorite Fish: : Blue Acaras...first fish I ever breed still have a soft spot for them

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PostSubject: Cholla in shrimp tank?   Cholla in shrimp tank? Icon_minitime6/5/2011, 1:09 am

I am planning on setting up a shrimp tank have some CRS A-S coming next week and I decided to drop some cholla wood into it (boiled it first). Now my snails have exploded in one week I went from not too many to the gravel is moving...wait I do not have gravel in that tank. Seems like the cholla wood is easy food for the snails. It really is so bad it looks like I might have to go to plan b and tear down the tank with the cholla wood. Also water is always cloudy with zeros all across the test spectrum. Tank has been set up and cycled for almost 4 months now 30 breeder with eheim eco 60 and a sponge filter. Any one else have problems with cholla wood or use cholla wood I would be interested to hear what you have to say..

Thanks as always Elrollo
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tomany
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Location : South Alabama
Favorite Fish: : abn plecos right now. But it changes so much, I see a new fish and want to keep it, too. That's how I got so many tanks. I really want some rams and loaches now.

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PostSubject: Re: Cholla in shrimp tank?   Cholla in shrimp tank? Icon_minitime6/5/2011, 7:25 am

I've had it in all of my tanks that have plecos and shrimp (RCS). I too, boiled it, for a very short time. Mine was pretty then. I had no problems with it and the plecos and shrimps ate it up. I also have snails (pond, ramsom, assasin)in all my tanks and I did not see a snail explosion. I would have it now, if the price hadn't went up so high.
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Kasshan
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Location : Modesto, CA
Favorite Fish: : Kribensis

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PostSubject: Re: Cholla in shrimp tank?   Cholla in shrimp tank? Icon_minitime6/5/2011, 3:28 pm

i have the same problem. my tanks water perameters were perfect but i had a constant cloudiness to it. just cant seem to get it crystal clear. i figure its the consequence of having alot of driftwood, plants, and stuff that like that that is keeping the bacteria in suspension in the water column.
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Kasshan
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PostSubject: Re: Cholla in shrimp tank?   Cholla in shrimp tank? Icon_minitime8/30/2011, 6:16 pm

well i just let nature take its course and after 3 weeks of cloudiness. the tank water is crystal clear, with an ever so slight yellow tint likely due to the tannin from the driftwood
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Favorite Fish: : My Favorites are the Pleco's and Cory Cats . BUT , I have 44 running Tanks at this time . I keep 3 kinds of Shellies , several types of Pleco's ( mostly Ancistrus ), Cichlids , Crays , Angels , LB's , and some local species .

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PostSubject: Re: Cholla in shrimp tank?   Cholla in shrimp tank? Icon_minitime8/31/2011, 5:59 am

I have Cholla in a few tanks . Shrimps and Pleco's Love it . And , in my planted tanks , it is a great Ramshorn snail trap . Every morning when I turn the lights on , I take the Cholla out and shake it over the trash can .
And I have not ever had snail explosions or cloudy water from it .
Ray
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