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Old 07-22-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
 
what is this

i just bought a saltwater reef tank and found these on one of the live rocks
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
 
Form of Aiptasia. Get rid of them.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:13 PM   #3
 
how do you get rid of them ??? is there an easy way?
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:37 PM   #4
 
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how do you get rid of them ??? is there an easy way?
Get some Lemon Juice. Get a syringe and fill it, inject a small amount directly into the center mouth. That'll do it.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
 
ok thanks so much
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:00 AM   #6
 
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Aptasia X works well too and also peppermint shrimp will eat them.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:07 AM   #7
 
I've been gathering information for alittle bit in preperation for when I eventually get a saltwater tank but have never seen these guys before. Why are they so bad?
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:15 AM   #8
 
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They will spread fast and sting your corals. They are kind of pretty but not worth it
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:38 AM   #9
 
Hmm.. so in a FOWLR tank they would be ok though?
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:01 AM   #10
 
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Some say that they might actually be beneficial in a FOWLR as extra filters however in a fowlr with messy eaters will cause aiptasia to spread even faster and get out of control. It just depends on if you want to constantly maintain the population.
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