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Old 01-23-2006, 08:50 PM   #11
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Heh... I've used the blow torch on yellowjackets (REALLY nasty bees/wasps for those of you lucky enough to live outside their range) but never heard of it for aipstasia.

However I HAVE used Joe's Juice, works great, just be sure it doesn't get stuck in the needle (you have to be sure to clean it when you're done or it turns into a brick). Got it at the LFS for oh, 6.50 I think. Well worth the bucks, there were a few aps I had to juice repeatedly, but after three times even the biggest of them was dead as a doornail.
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Old 01-23-2006, 08:55 PM   #12
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Well hot water is free and I never had to apply it more than once. I have also heard several success stories with Joes juice. I almost wish I had some aiptasia so I could get the blow torch.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:11 PM   #13
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no problem i can overnight some to you

but really is this a safe method of removing these things.(i dont know how to spell it but from the look of this topic not that many other pleople can either)
if it is im ready to do it.
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:11 PM   #14
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Hot water

When you used hot water did you squirt with a turkey baster ?
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:13 PM   #15
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when i did it with mine used a small baby serenge but they came back.
it did take care of a lot
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Old 01-23-2006, 09:27 PM   #16
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I used a standard turkey baster and Tank water. I got the water boiling and picked the pot up and carried it to the tank. Sucked it up in the baster and got right over the aiptasia and squirted them. I had none come back. They basically melted right then.
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Old 01-23-2006, 10:51 PM   #17
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Fighting with boiling water

Ah, very cool.

That was my next question. eg;, should I wait til I need to top off or should I take water from tank and boil and then do battle.

I'm going to give it a try.

Thanks,
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Gotta say.. in a hobby where it's key to keep things alive and thriving...
It's kinda fun to have something to go kill
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mybug: You could also use topoff water. I just got it out of the tank since it was easy. Trying to keep the water boiling is not a issue. I killed more after the water had set a while. Just get as close to them as possible when you "squirt". You will see them disintegrate instantly so you will know you are getting the job done. .
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:39 AM   #20
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boil them suckers!

I had one aptasia currently in my main tank; have not yet dealt with the new live rock. You guys are great! I shot hom away with boiling water in a turkey baster, and it just disintegrated in a million pieces. Woohoo! I just hope they stay away. Is it possible for me to dunk the live rock that I am getting in boiling water and hope it all does the same thing?
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