What surface can snails NOT walk on?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Vincerama2, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    I'd like to isolate some frag racks from wandering snails ... is there any type of surface they will not venture to cross? Like spiky or something? Thanks!

  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I've seen video of them walking along a samurai sword...blade edge!
  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Copper barriers work a little bit on garden snails.
    But I am thinking that is less than helpful in a reef aquarium.

    Consider suspending the frag rack from up above, outside of the water.
    Snails cannot swim, so if frag rack mounting point is outside the water, it is difficult to get there.
    Possibly mounted on fishing line. But an acrylic bracket on edge of tank, down into the water might work.
  4. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    ^ this. monofilament line.

  5. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    It may not be attractive but certainly functional!
  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    If you can dangle your frags from above, I recall doing that for a bit way back when after a BAR meeting talked about doing it, then you could dangle your frag rack from above in the same fashion.
  7. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    Wow, the dangling is pretty cool idea!

    Dangling frag rack is a good idea, or at least bridged from the sides.

    I really like mexican turbos, but they are the bulldozers of the reef world! And they are heavy so with a wimpy magnetic frag rack, they tend to bring it down off the glass!

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