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Old 12-26-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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I`ve got a friend that I recently in the last year help to start a tank. He is having problems with aptisia overunning his tank. I `ve never had these so I need some advice on how to get rid of it. I`ve seen others talk about some stuff called Joe`s juice. It`s starting to grow between some of his corals. Any advice welcome. Thanks guys
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Joes Juice is great. It's safe for all corals, and will eliminate aiptasia right quickly. That, along with the addition of peppermint shrimp (great aiptasia eaters) is how I keep my tank free of them.

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Shrimp and hot water took care of mine.
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Hey Brian what do I do with the hot water. And I guess you say shrimp you mean peppermint also right.
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Get some water almost to a boil ... and then suck it up with an injector and try to inject it into the aptasia. Works like a charm for me!! You gotta be quick when you inject it so the aptaisa doesn't retract!
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Boiling water will not work around corals. So, when you are treating those, best to use the Joes Juice, IMHO. Good luck.
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Even though it says safe for corals, I have had joes juice melt some mushrooms, be careful that way too. My copperbanded butterfly took care of my aiptasia issues.
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Hey hara is the butterfly reef safe.
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