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Ideas for saltwater snails

Postby tsrebel on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:22 pm

I see that this part of the forum is sleeping, but I haven't found any other forum dedicated to saltwater snails, so I'll try to revive it.
I'm going to convert my 30 litre freshwater snail tank into saltwater and I'd like to get more ideas. It's going to be low-tech and low budget. I'll buy some live sand and one live rock. I have a red mangrove, now living in fresh water, that I'll slowly introduce to saltwater. I want a macroalgea (if I can get hold of one, they're not very common in Norwegian stores). I might add some mangrove mud.
I plan on keeping only snails in the tank.

How have you set up your saltwater snail tanks?
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Re: Ideas for saltwater snails

Postby pbgroupie on Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:45 pm

I'm not a saltwater specialist so I'll just say "Hi" and "Welcome to the forum family!" :wave:
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Re: Ideas for saltwater snails

Postby tsrebel on Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:06 am

Thanks!
It seems hard to find others going into saltwater just for the snails. I don't care if they are reefsafe, or how well they clean up. All I want is beautiful snails that don't kill each other survive the conditions, and if they breed I'll be very happy. There has to be others like me; who love snails for their own sake and are into saltwater?
In the mean time I'll just read some old stuff in here :)
I've decided to keep my aquarium quite cold, about 22 C, and grow a lot of different macroalgae and kelp.

The snails I want are:
Astraea sp. (if I can get some with star-shape)
Norrisia norrisi, red footed snail (if I manage to grow kelp or get hold of some in other ways)
Nerite sp.
Abalone (when I get some experience and maybe a larger tank)
Limpets
Conchs
Cowries
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