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Old 06-14-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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best way to get rid of aptasia so it doesnt kill my corals

i was thinking getting 2-3 hermit crabs

what about pepperment shrimp?

problem is my tank is 4 days old. i bought it from another guy and set it up so i dont believe it is cycled even though it has live rock and live sand and some biological additive ive been putting in it,.
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I have used pepperments in two tanks, works wonders, inexpensive, serve other purposes, and hey....the kids love them! I would not thow anything in a 4 day old tank however. Might want to wait it out until testing shows your tank is ready.

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i was thinking getting 2-3 hermit crabs

what about pepperment shrimp?

problem is my tank is 4 days old. i bought it from another guy and set it up so i dont believe it is cycled even though it has live rock and live sand and some biological additive ive been putting in it,.
I had a problem with Aptasia so I bought 8 peppermint shrimps (make sure it is the true perppermint and not the camel type). Within a few weeks 90% of Aptasia are now gone. At this time I only have two shrimps left but boy, these guys are getting pretty big! If the outbreak starts again, I am going to order about 10 more in my 125 gallon tank. DP
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The pep shrimp are hit or miss, and if you don't think your tank is cycled, the ammonia may kill them (I would suggest a liquid test kit) to get us some readings.
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The pep shrimp are hit or miss, and if you don't think your tank is cycled, the ammonia may kill them (I would suggest a liquid test kit) to get us some readings.
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That's why I order a bunch of them incase some don't work out. These guys are pretty tame so they don't do any harm to my tentants at all. DP
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i was thinking getting 2-3 hermit crabs

what about pepperment shrimp?

problem is my tank is 4 days old. i bought it from another guy and set it up so i dont believe it is cycled even though it has live rock and live sand and some biological additive ive been putting in it,.
How big is the tank? DP
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I found one in my tank and i used blue vet Aptasia killer. it works well it was dead in 1 day. it came with a needle less syringe and you dont need to inject the substance into the varmint it coats it and kills it.. i believe the LFS guy told me is was just high calcium or something..
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Yup... another vote for the Blue Vet stuff. Just make sure your pumps/powerheads are off when you apply it. All it is is kalkwasser paste... you can make it yourself. Do a search here on "kalk paste" and you should find the details.
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peppermint shrimp and camel shrimp are the best way to go. i buy pieces with aptasia specifically for them and they love it.
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