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Old 02-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #51
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What about these birghia snails? I was thinking about trying to get a coliny of them and see if they work. Anybody know where to get them online? I found one place, ReefTown.com, anyone know about them good/bad?
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berghia nudibranchs? i'm told they work.
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Berghia Nudibranchs Control Aiptasia - Best Natural Aiptasia Control

btw, if you have one or two that you can't get to, that's not a big deal. just don't let them get out of hand again like they are now. a treatment every couple months to keep them thinned out is all you need to do.
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a medium size raccoon butterfly and a good quantity of peppermint shrimp will work great. do not add any chemicals. That is what I used to treat my aquarium. Just make sure the shrimp are peppermint and no camels because they look the same and they don't do the work.
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do not add any chemicals? thousands of people use aptasia X, vinegar, lemon juice, kalkwasser paste with success, and now there is a problem with that? please enlighten us to why this is a bad thing.
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+1 to Mr. X. Nothing wrong with 'chemicals' such as the ones suggested (listed in his post). Now if you're talking about treatments for illnesses, that's a totally different subject. We're talking about killing a specific unwanted organism.
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Old 02-13-2011, 03:50 PM   #56
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Im going to keep going with the treatment. I hear the berghia eat only aiptasia, therefore when the aiptasia are all gone the berghia die as well. From the one site I saw the berghia are 10 bucks ea. For my tank and ammount of aiptasia, I need a coliny of 8+ berghia. Not sure if its going to be a waist of money.
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you are doing the right thing.
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Old 02-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #58
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the berghia they sell is so small that in a large tank they most of time can't find the Aiptasia fast enough and starve to death. As Mr X said you are doing the right thing.
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I have had a bad aptasia problem before in my smaller tank. The way i was able to keep up with them was to eliminate 20 of them right before i did my water change. I would kill them and then take out the water and remove as much of the aptasia x and the anemones that i had killed. I think killing five a day u might not be able to keep up with them. And dont worry so long as u dont get it on one of your corals u wont have a problem using it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:26 PM   #60
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The aiptasia X is working beautifly. Ive taken out about 60% of what was in my tank before treatment. I aimed for the biggest and ones most in sight, so with only 60% of them gone I really notice a diffrence.

I would have more like 90%, which is my goal because 100% is impossible if you ask me, but a few of my coral seem to react bad. Since using everyother day, treating between 6-10 depending on size, my bubble and a few acros dosnt seem to be doing quite as well. So I cut back a bit. Will be aiming for the rest tomrw, then everyother day past then.

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