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Old 05-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #11
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Excellent scaping! I just got a cardiff and want to transfer the rock from my old 29 gal, but most of the rock has those pesky Aiptasia on it. I've tried the Kalkwasser injections into their mouths. Worked on some, but is painstakingly tedious, and a good many never died. Then I tried giving the rock a fresh water bath for 10 min. That did kill off most of the coralline algae growth on it, but the aiptasia came back in about 3 weeks time!

I don't want to contaminate the new Cardiff! any other 1st hand experienced advice? I'm prob gonna do the Kalwasser injections again.... Sigh......
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:07 PM   #12
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Awesome job guys! Love your Naked Clown.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:26 AM   #13
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Excellent scaping! I just got a cardiff and want to transfer the rock from my old 29 gal, but most of the rock has those pesky Aiptasia on it. I've tried the Kalkwasser injections into their mouths. Worked on some, but is painstakingly tedious, and a good many never died. Then I tried giving the rock a fresh water bath for 10 min. That did kill off most of the coralline algae growth on it, but the aiptasia came back in about 3 weeks time!

I don't want to contaminate the new Cardiff! any other 1st hand experienced advice? I'm prob gonna do the Kalwasser injections again.... Sigh......

We haven't had too many aiptasia problems. When we do see one, I'll kalk it quick. We also have a couple peppermints which may or may not be helping. My only advice is to spot treat what you can and control the feedings so that there is less leftover for the pests to feed on. Congrats on the new tank. I've never really been an all in one fan, but this tank is slick and easy. The little skimmer with it is actually doing a good job.

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Thanks for the advice! I got 3 peppermints and 5 mexican red legged hermits today. Gonna mix up more Kalk tonit and goto town on 'em!

Can you post more pics of ur setup in back and the reefscape again?
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Be careful not to over due the Kalk treatment as it will raise your PH and you KH if over done.
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