Best glass cleaning snail

rtague

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Hi mr,
lol,I'm fed up cleaning green film algae off the glass,what snail takes care of this best?. Tank is running about 3 months,have some other cuc,nassarius for sand and some hermits,thanks.
 

xxxAngeloxxx

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if your tank as been running for 3 months it still probably not done cycling fulling. that's why you keep on getting green algea on the glass are you using tap water or rodi water?
 

homegrowncichlid

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I've got margarita, turban, turbo, cererith and those little snails with the half shells which I cant remember the name to, micro limpets, micro starfish and a blue tuxedo urchin. Nothing cleans glass to a clear finish better then the plastic scrapper. At most they clear tracks across the glass, and will prevent the algae from becoming opaque.
 

e.muehlbauer

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While turbo and trochus snails may be most efficient, I have found that the cheap, common Astrea's are the best snails in the long run. I haven't gotten Trocus to survive for any length of time. Turbo's rarely live more than a year (for me), and can be bulldozers. Astrea's live for many years, so their hardiness alone puts them at the top of the list.
 

DrMusik

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The orange cats eyes snails recently on sale at MA have been destroying my algae problem. I don't know if they still have them but I highly recommend them.
 
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