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Old 02-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #31
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Finally got some treatment, Aiptasia X. Going to try tomrw I think. They seem to have stoped spreading as much, like there growth is controled. I added two pepperment shrimp a few weeks back and I think there eating the little ones. But the big ones keep getting bigger and arent going anywhere, and there everywhere! So hopefuly this stuff works.

Now the directions say that I should get as may as I can in one swoop. Whats left over if you get stuff anywhere is suposed do disinigrate and not harm any coral. Should I go for it and treat as many as possible at once, or stick with the 5-10 every few days plan?
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:48 PM   #32
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I'd err on the side of caution and not have too many things dying at one time in the tank.
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i agree. it can't hurt to be cautious. that aptasia x i hear is just kalkwasser. that can alter your ph if you use a lot.
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The size yours are from the pictures I've seen, I wouldn't do more than 5 a day. Just make sure you turn off all powerheads and pumps... you want NO flow in your tank when you treat them.
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Yea other people in different threads are buggin me out telling me to take coral out of my tank. But I wasnt worried because i knew that the aptasia x was pretty much the same thing as kalk wrasser.Previosly in this thread i was told to only do a certain amount a day and thats what I was going to do.But then someone saw the aptasia in a few pics that i posted in other threads and said a few things that got me worried. So just to make sure, doing only a few a day, will not harm my coral?
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There are crabs that eat those and some fish
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #37
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... So just to make sure, doing only a few a day, will not harm my coral?
Correct. As long as you don't get the stuff on any corals (which is why you want no flow), you're OK. If it's mostly kalk, it will kill anything it touches... it doesn't care.

The only reason you want to limit yourself to a few a day isn't because of toxins or anything... it's just a water quality issue. If you have too much of anything dieing, it's going to effect your water quality. Corals/anemones dieing off is no different than a fish dieing and staying in your tank to rot.
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Those things reproduce very fast. Like someone else said even when you think that you got them all there could still be a few on the undersides of the rocks. Good luck... Keep us posted on your progress.
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The Acreichthys tomentosus previously mentioned works wonders (I have 4 in a 550g that eliminated a major infestation in about 30 days) along with Chelmon rostratus and various Chaetodon species (striatus, capistratus, lunula, collare, etc.)
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