Tiny Snails Constantly Getting in MP40s and Making Noise

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Anyone have any ideas to deal with this? I've been running these for over a year now with no problems but for about the last month or so I have tiny snails constantly getting inside the propeller assembly creating all sorts of noise. I'm currently having to disassemble the wet side daily to clean out the snails. I can't take this much longer. Any ideas?
 

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Same.... on my MP60s I have to take wet side out weekly to remove small snails. Pain in the butt.
 
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Same, with my Gyre 250s. Dang snails making snail babies!
 
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Do you guys find that this is a seasonal issue or is it constant once it starts?
 

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Do you guys find that this is a seasonal issue or is it constant once it starts?
More correlated with nutrients IMO. High nutrients= spike in population of tiny snails.
 

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OK, I'm cracked up by this as I too just had to disassemble one of my Gyre 250's that had two small snails lodged in it. My nitrate and phos have been at or around 0 for several months, but just noticed an explosion of snails recently. Just started my tank in august of 2018 so this is a first for me. How funny. Makes you wonder why now all of sudden. Must be something in the air;)
 

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OK, I'm cracked up by this as I too just had to disassemble one of my Gyre 250's that had two small snails lodged in it. My nitrate and phos have been at or around 0 for several months, but just noticed an explosion of snails recently. Just started my tank in august of 2018 so this is a first for me. How funny. Makes you wonder why now all of sudden. Must be something in the air;)
 

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OK, I'm cracked up by this as I too just had to disassemble one of my Gyre 250's that had two small snails lodged in it. My nitrate and phos have been at or around 0 for several months, but just noticed an explosion of snails recently. Just started my tank in august of 2018 so this is a first for me. How funny. Makes you wonder why now all of sudden. Must be something in the air;)
 

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yup, constant battle. about every other day when I wake up I have to disassemble one of my wet sides to remove snails...sometimes a dozen of the stupid things.
 

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Ya the trochus are like rabbits ..lol I bought 10 originally , with the lights out yesterday I counted 64. So time to give some to lfs and friends
 

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