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Old 03-04-2003, 06:19 PM   #1
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ah crap



there are three of them on my largest rock. i don't have any kalk or anything. is there another method of getting rid of the ugly b*st*rds?
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Old 03-04-2003, 07:28 PM   #2
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i don't have any kalk or anything
Kalwasser is cheap. It's just calcium hydroxide aka pickling lime. Get it in the canning section of a grocery store. Around here Albertsons carried it. I King Soopers had it too. Maybe a natural food store would have it. Or get it online:
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http://www.kitchenkrafts.com/product.asp?product=FP0692
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Although it is not near as effective as using kalk. You could try filling a turkey baster with scalding hot water and shooting them. Also, some peppermint shrimp love to eat aiptasia.
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Hey Mike, I totally disagree, I used boiling water and it was INSTANTLY effective. Nothing ever showed up again.
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Thanks for the input Hara. So tyler, there ya go, sounds like the cheapest possible way to get rid of them, FREE!
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I have used baking soda and it works. Right after I squirt them with baking soda they start to "melt" away.
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i have tried the hot water method and that worked like a charm the only thing is occasionally they will suck deep down into a crevice and you think you got it but a few days later they're back. but after a couple of times they're gone. another method that works really well is getting a pepermint shrimp. mine will eat aptasia within a day or two. i had it really bad on my rock when i first got it and within just a few days it was gone once i added that little guy. just be carefull that you get a pepermint because i think there is a simalar shrimp that looks very close and some stores will even sell them as pepermints. i don't know the name maybe someone else can help me out in that department. but that's just my 2 cents.
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I believe I read somewhere that the true peppermint shrimp has a side to side rocking motion. He goes NUTS when the pontiac commercial comes on TV. :P
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i tried the hot water method. we'll see what happens. thanks everybody.
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The peppermint shrimp worked real well for us, it ate it on the second day.
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