Baby Banded Trochus Snails - Free to supporting members

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  1. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

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    I have a ton of baby trochus snails sucking up my alk. I don't know exactly how many, but there's gotta be at least 200. They're everywhere in the DT and sump and they're likely to starve soon enough with the amount that I have. They need to go.

    If you're interested in some free snails, here's what I'm going to do.

    Since I don't know exactly how many there are, I'm gonna give three members 20-25 snails to start. After that, if there's more I'll have a second round.

    - you must be a supporting member
    - if interested, please say so in this thread by midnight tonight
    - I will randomly draw three names if there are more than three people interested
    - pickup will be in Castro Valley
    - please bring your own container, bag, or bucket
     
  2. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

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    How big? I’d like a bunch. Feed to my not reef safe wrasses :)


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  3. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

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    Varies....None bigger than dime size. Some much smaller.
     
  4. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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    Huge waste to feed these to anything. Bar none the best all around algae grazer out there.
     
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  5. jorahx4

    jorahx4 Supporting Member

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    haha, was mostly a joke since my not reef safe wrasse tank has no clean up crew. would be ideal to graze but also possibility of the wrasses.
     
  6. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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    Get some Mexican turbos in there instead. Much bigger with tougher shells. ;)
     
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    Man, I wish I could take you up on your offer. Trochus are my favorite cuc snail.
     
  8. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

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    Shoot... can you hold it until end of the month? That’s if my name gets picked :p


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  9. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

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    I am interested but unsure of my schedule to come pick up.
     
  10. jepoy

    jepoy Supporting Member

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    I may be too late, sorry just read this, but I’d like to be in the drawing if possible.


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  11. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Add me to the draw list plz.
     
  12. Coral2Coral

    Coral2Coral Supporting Member

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    Same here! Hoping it's not too late. Thanks.
     
  13. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

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    I sat down and actually counted at least a hundred just on the glass last night, so I'm assuming there's probably at least that amount everywhere else.

    So......you're all winners!

    @ashburn2k Are you going to CFM, I might just drop the rest of the snails off there. Trying to get rid of these guys because they keep making me adjust my calcium reactor drip rate every 2-3 days.

    I'll be around this most of the day today and pretty much all weekend. PM for pickup details.
     
  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

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    Not able to make it to CFM, I will just pick up whatever’s left over in Aug 1st.


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  15. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

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    You're welcome to take 20-25...
     
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  16. NelsonCh

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    can you bring some for me at cfm?


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  17. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

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    I will share the love at CFM with whatever snails I have left by then.
     
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  18. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

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    Thank you @RandyC for the lil' giants, as well as the tank tour.
     
  19. Coral2Coral

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    Thank you Randy for the snails! And it was great chating with you, beautiful system you got going there.
     
  20. RandyC

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    Here is what I was able to collect in under 10 minutes. I'll probably go hunting some more after the lights are out. These will be at CFM tomorrow, first come, first serve. I will portion them out and I fully expect people to be fair and only take one container so that everyone can feel the snail love. Hopefully the BAR volunteers won't mind me leaving these at the table.

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