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Old 01-10-2014, 12:42 PM   #1
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Anyone use the Aip-Taser?

So I had aiptasia under control for a while with lemon juice. (Worked great!) but now somehow they ended up in the sand bed and when cleaning I guess they are just spreading everywhere. I can't get them under control. I ordered the Aip-Taser and it should be getting here today. Anyone use it? I was debating between that and the majano wand but the Aip-Taser had more reviews. If anyone has an first hand experience let me know. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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So I bought it and it only seems to work if the aiptasia doesn't retract which it mostly always does. Would anyone suggest peppermint shrimp if I have a marine beta and blue throat trigger? I have a cleaner shrimp in the tank with no problems but he was there first. Do you think the peppermint shrimp will just be an expensive meal?
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I had about 8-12 aiptasia heads all over the tank. They were on a smaller side. So I put two peppermints and they cleaned it up pretty well. I used Aiptasia X before. It was temporary relief as regrowth was always an issue. So peppermint shrimp definitely worked for me. Give it a try. I got mines for $4.99 each but i know they could sell for up to $9 per shrimp. It's worth a try.
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Yeah I've used aiptasia-x, kalk paste, lemon juice (worked the best) but they would always come back. I just need to FIND peppermint shrimp. None of the stores around me ever have them and I don't wanna order them.
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I have used all the above and found surprisingly that for some reason Joes Juice works great for me.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:24 PM   #6
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If ypu use the zapper make sure you melt every last piece of the aipastia. I used it for a few days recently, borrowed one from a friend. It helped alot but they did come back for the most part. Just get ALL of stem and the head and you might be ok.
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So I bought it and it only seems to work if the aiptasia doesn't retract which it mostly always does. Would anyone suggest peppermint shrimp if I have a marine beta and blue throat trigger? I have a cleaner shrimp in the tank with no problems but he was there first. Do you think the peppermint shrimp will just be an expensive meal?

Even the blue jaw will probably eat all the invertebrates eventually. It's just a matter of time IMO. Triggers were born to eat inverts. The cleaner shrimp may last the longest. If you add shrimp, do it at night when the trigger is asleep.
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At night is when my beta is active. Lol. I doubt I can do the shrimp. I'll try the joes juice.
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I`m sorry the aip taser didn't work. I was hoping you had a good review on it.
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Well I've only been trying it one way. I'm gonna try stabbing them at the base of the foot or in the stem. I've been going into the mouth and shocking all the way as I push the needle into the rock. I'm gonna keep at it.
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