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Apple snails get big! I have had bad luck with those as I have soft water. I am by no means an expert, but that many snails will use up a lot of calcium, especially the apples. Whenever I notice a lot of small snails and not to many full-grown ones, I remove a bunch of them and add some crushed oyster shells, especially if snail shells start looking a little thin.

Your plant selection sounds solid! How heavy is your plant load? Is there tons of plants, or only a few? The cloudy water might be a bacteria bloom, which means to many snails. Are you sure your pump is not just kicking up detritus?

Hopefully people with more experience will chime in. I have always wondered how snails factor in to the fish load, you always hear 1" per gallon of fish, but how many snails per gallon?
 
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