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Post Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:33 am
yoimbrian Level 3 Member
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I'm having trouble finding info on this. I just installed a water softener in my house, so my super calcium rich water is now gone. I know snails need calcium for their shells, is there a good supplement I can add or should I bypass my softener to get nice limestone rich Minnesota water? I'd prefer the supplement route...

It's a 90 gallon tank, 3 fancy goldfish, 2 bushy plecos, soon to be tire track eel, and a bunch of still alive until the eel is big enough escargot.

Post Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:11 pm
U'sfish Level 2 Member
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Location: Brooklyn Park
What i used in the past for my tylo snails was a veggies stick with calcium from Ken's fish food.

Post Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:25 am
juliec1 User avatar
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Location: St paul, MN
I have pieces of cuttlebone in my snail tank. They munch on it. Or you can place it in a filter and it will leach out calcium into your water. It does float so you have to weigh it down for a while. Does not pollute your water at all.


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