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Old 04-03-2010, 06:00 AM   #1
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best way to get rid of aiptasia?

I got new live rock yesterday and noticed aiptasia on it...I've never dealt with it before and I have mushroom coral in the tank...not very far away, its not in its reach from what I can see. What is the best and safest way of geting rid of it??

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Old 04-03-2010, 06:02 AM   #2
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So far I have spotted 3 small heads of it
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I can only speak for myself and what worked, but I had some in my tank, and I got a peppermint shrimp and now they're gone Others can chime in about this, maybe for myself I was lucky and not all peppermint shrimp work equally. I've heard others talk about getting a syringe and putting drops directly on them to kill them. I can't remember if it was boiling water, or vinegar. Please wait for others to correct me on that last part before putting chemicals into the tank.
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There are a few ways to get rid of aiptasia; if you can remove the rock then remove the rock from the AQ and pour some boiling water on it or use a lighter and burn them off, if not...read this:Kalk treatment for Aiptasia - The Reef Tank
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i would use kalkwasser. mix it into a thick paste then draw it up in a syringe(without the metal tip). shut off all flow in the tank, and put a glob right in the mouth of each anemone. then when it closes up, put another glob on top of it. i've never had one live after that.
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Vinegar works quite well if you have a syringe.
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Agree with kalk. Instructions in my Sig.
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i used joe's juice...havent seen them since either
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