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post #11 of 22 Old 05-18-2007, 11:40 AM
Now it sounds just like aiptasia. Its a pain to get rid of. They multiply very quick.
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post #12 of 22 Old 05-24-2007, 03:09 PM
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Here's a link.

here's a link that could help you out.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/in...a/aiptasia.htm
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post #14 of 22 Old 05-25-2007, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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They did look like that, although the ones in my tank had more tentacles. However, they have all dissapeared. I'm not sure how but they're gone. I have noticed about 3 polyps that have sprouted though, and I know that is aptaisia. I Think they look pretty cool, are they really bad pest?
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post #15 of 22 Old 05-25-2007, 02:29 PM
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They did look like that, although the ones in my tank had more tentacles. However, they have all dissapeared. I'm not sure how but they're gone. I have noticed about 3 polyps that have sprouted though, and I know that is aptaisia. I Think they look pretty cool, are they really bad pest?
Go ahead and let them grow if you think they are cool. They will over run everything. Take care of them now before it gets out of control.
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post #16 of 22 Old 05-25-2007, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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whats the best way to remove them?
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post #17 of 22 Old 05-25-2007, 04:38 PM
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i use kalkwasser made into a paste and then i put it over the aiptasia.it instantly dies and i leave the paste where it was until i floats away.months later.
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post #18 of 22 Old 05-25-2007, 04:53 PM
Yes I got it right.

The Kalk method works great. Want to save about $10? Go to Walmart and buy a 1lb can of Pickling Lime over in the canning section for $2.20. It is the exact same calcium hydroxide as any hobby Kalk.

If you don't have any predators you could add peppermint shrimp to naturally eat away the aptasia. Rabbit fish might, copperband butterfly fish will but are very hard to keep alive if not experienced.
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post #19 of 22 Old 05-25-2007, 05:09 PM
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the peppermint shrimp only eat the tiny ones so you still have to kill off the big ones an then let the shrimp finish off any babies.its best to kill them soon cause they will be inside your equipment and pipes and tubes where you can't get to them and you'll never get rip of them.i just used kalwasser to cover up some hydroids too.i could'nt find any other way
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post #20 of 22 Old 05-26-2007, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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So the kalk won't poison anything in the tank?
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