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Old 12-30-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Apastasia questions.

I have a odd question here . I would like to seed my currently cycling tank for two reasons one coraline algae and two to give it a boost since I went with all base rock.My established tank has Apastasia real bad.I left my fishes clam shell in their and I have a lot of purple on there but no Apastasia. Can the shell possibly infest my new tank even though I can see any? Also same kind of question if I put my biowheel from my current tank in my sump could that transfer it as well? thanks
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:06 AM   #2
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Im not sure but I think you could transfer it. If any piece of aiptasia is broken off (can be very tiny) there is a chance it will turn into its own and then spread.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I found some on cheato I got my my Lfs. So I'm keeping a very watchful eye on the dt for the next few days.I really hope it doesnt spread.
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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I'm a huge fan of apitasia x . It took about 6 months of zapping all the new ones I found but I'm now aphasia free for almost a month now
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just kill them as you see them like reefanman did. don't let them get out of hand and you'll be fine. aptasia spores could be on anything- coralline scrapings, your next frag, etc.
are you switching tanks because of the aptasia?
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No not switching because of it. I'm going from a 75 to a 180 gallon. The 75 gallon got out of hand when I moved house and the Apastasia spread like a wild fire.
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ahh. still, i'd take my time and kill the aptasia and eventually use the rock. perhaps in the sump or even the display once you are sure you got a handle on them.
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I was going to let it all dry out then use it as base rock. I have alot of smaller pieces that are perfect for the sump. But since you mention it maybe I will keep some alive in a bucket and kill them all off.
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