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post #1 of 13 Old 07-22-2011, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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i just bought a saltwater reef tank and found these on one of the live rocks
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-22-2011, 08:12 PM
Form of Aiptasia. Get rid of them.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-22-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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how do you get rid of them ??? is there an easy way?
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-22-2011, 08:37 PM
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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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post #5 of 13 Old 07-22-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks so much
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-23-2011, 02:00 AM
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Aptasia X works well too and also peppermint shrimp will eat them.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-23-2011, 02:07 AM
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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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post #8 of 13 Old 07-23-2011, 02:15 AM
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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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post #9 of 13 Old 07-23-2011, 02:38 AM
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Hmm.. so in a FOWLR tank they would be ok though?
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-23-2011, 04:01 AM
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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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