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This is an easy and effective snail trap for your aquarium. Simple, Fast, for little money. Snail trap in 1 min. using a plastic bottle and a balloon. What can you do if ...

inside the box ad put in aquarium for whole night and trap many snails.

This is an easy and very inexpensive, and quite effective DIY snail trap for your aquarium. I've noticed that the traps will not be as effective after each use.

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Universal trap for crabs, snails, bristle worms and other unwanted aquarium pests. My 6foot freshwater aquarium has had Malaysian Trumpet snails in it for some time. They never really bothered me as they turn over the sand and eat excess feed, detritus etc. BUT there are many hundreds of them now and the sand looks like it is moving because there are so many. I've tried cutting down how much I feed the fish but it doesn't stop them breeding. I've tried the following

1. Manual removal (picking them off the glass by hand)
2. Chemical removal (had to take out my bristlenose catfish as it kills them... too much effort)
3. Vacuuming them whilst cleaning the tank (removed to much sand in the process)

So after reading an article in TFH (Tropical Fish Hobbyist) Magazing on 'trapping' the snails I thought I'd give it a go. I know I'll never get rid of them all... but making a dent in the population would be nice.

To make the trap I used a cleaned out butter container. Put two river pebbles inside for weight along with some sinking fish pellets. I poked holes in the top being sure to have the pointy edges facing inside the container so they can't climb out. I filled the container up with aquarium water and placed it against the glass so the snails could climb up that if they didn't like the container edges.

Wish me luck!!!

This is an easy and effective snail trap for your aquarium

My 6foot freshwater aquarium has had Malaysian Trumpet snails in it for some time. They never really bothered me as they turn over the sand and eat excess feed, detritus etc. BUT there are many hundreds of them now and the sand looks like it is moving because there are so many. I've tried cutting down how much I feed the fish but it doesn't stop them breeding. I've tried the following

1. Manual removal (picking them off the glass by hand)
2. Chemical removal (had to take out my bristlenose catfish as it kills them... too much effort)
3. Vacuuming them whilst cleaning the tank (removed to much sand in the process)

So after reading an article in TFH (Tropical Fish Hobbyist) Magazing on 'trapping' the snails I thought I'd give it a go. I know I'll never get rid of them all... but making a dent in the population would be nice.

To make the trap I used a cleaned out butter container. Put two river pebbles inside for weight along with some sinking fish pellets. I poked holes in the top being sure to have the pointy edges facing inside the container so they can't climb out. I filled the container up with aquarium water and placed it against the glass so the snails could climb up that if they didn't like the container edges.

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