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    Default DIY Snail Trap

    My 3ft tank is being over-run with pesky trumpet snails....

    So I decided to make my very own snail trap.... Total Cost $0.00

    I used a strawberry container (after I ate the strawberries of course )

    Poked a few more holes in it around each side (thickness of a pen).

    Put a few stones in it to weigh it down & added some algae wafers...

    Hey presto.... DIY Snail Trap

    I have only stumbled across two minor problems with it so far.... it also catches baby mystery snails and kuhli loaches

    Other than that it's working pretty well







    The Pesky Trumpet Snail


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    After 3x Nightly Hauls - Anyone want to play count the snails??
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    very effective trap only problem is i don't eat strawberries!
    He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy!

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    Thanks sthn75 for sharing. Now I know what to use to catch kuhli loaches in planted aquarium. I always had difficulty in catching them.

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    Thats a good catch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJay View Post
    very effective trap only problem is i don't eat strawberries!
    You buy the strawberries we'll eat them and leave you the punnet

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    That is a good trap, bloody snails.

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    Top job McGuyver, oops, I mean Sthn
    I cant think of anything cooler..Oh wait, a T-Rex eating a terradactyl while fighting a giant robot made of ninjas, surrounded by cheer-leaders, a dance squad, and lazers. That would be cooler.

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    Thanks everyone Sometimes I think it takes a deperate situtation to come up with a darn good idea

    Another good thing about it is that if fish or shrimp do get in it & can't seem to get out, it's easy enough to open the lid while it's still inside the tank. Which gives the fish & shrimp an easy & quick way out before you pull the container out of the tank to get rid of the snails.

    By the way.... If anyone wants any trumpet snails at the moment, I'm giving them away by the bucket load ... Just send me a PM
    Last edited by Sthn75; 12-01-09 at 07:31 PM.
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    Pretty cool idea.
    I like how effective it is
    Cheers,
    MrFish

    25cm Cube

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    Simple, effective & cheap!

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    Do you put some food inside?

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    Yeah, usually algae wafers or something like that.
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    Great idea - I'm not sure what snails we have...I don't really care...I do know they LOVE zucchini - I'm going to use your idea with some zucchini (hope our two 'well fed' kuhli's stay out). Thanks.

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    Great idea, will put it into practice today

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    Yeah I reckon zuchini would be the go'er.

    Thats an excellent trap, I will have to make one next time my snails get out of control.

    Mark.

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