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Old 07/05/2020, 06:18 PM   #1
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Question Moving Reef tank Turbo won't let go?

I emptied my reef tank to give to my nephew. Everything is out except
one giant turbo snail. It stuck itself at the top in a corner and won't move!
I just tried RO on it did nothing. Afraid of twisting or pulling to hard.
Any suggestions? He been in the tank for over 5 years and doesn't want to leave
even without water in it?.
Thank you!

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Old 07/18/2020, 04:16 PM   #2
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Get a fingernail or if you don't have one, edge of credit card, gently under his skirt and loosen him that way. Just getting a tiny bit loose will help de-cling him. I had to do that with a couple of monster snails, and they're fine.


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

Current Tank Info: 105g AquaVim wedge, chromis, royal gramma basslet, tailspot blenny, ocellaris clown, yellow watchman, chestnut turbo snails, bristleworms, couple of hermits.
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