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Old 05-17-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
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aiptasia anemones

I just inherited a 5year old reef tank filled with all types of lovly corals but there is alot of aiptasia anemones how can i get rid of them she (the previpos owner) was using joes juice but did no good is there a crab or fish that will eat this I used a raxor blade to get some of of lr cause i put some in my other tank that was no fun very hard to get them off please help I will have lots more ?s soon as i dont know how to use iodine and 2 part calcium additives but that is what she did everyday but she is gone and i dont know how much to put in and so one it is a 37g tank with about 8in of sand and a lot and i mean alot of live rock thanks Jester
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:55 AM   #2
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Aiptasia's are really hard to try and get rid of manually. I used to take a needle and inject them with ph down at the base and then into the head. An easier way to do it is to buy some peppermint shrimp. They'll get rid of them really fast and they wont harm your corals either. Since i bought one i haven't had any problems with aiptasia's since.
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I inject it with calcium from a syringe. Make sure you point it at its center before squirting it. Is probably stronger than joe juice, and cheaper. It always worked for me.
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I highly recommend Joe's Juice and have had a lot of success with it.
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Aiptasia's are really hard to try and get rid of manually. I used to take a needle and inject them with ph down at the base and then into the head. An easier way to do it is to buy some peppermint shrimp. They'll get rid of them really fast and they wont harm your corals either. Since i bought one i haven't had any problems with aiptasia's since.
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