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Old 01-07-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Burning aiptasia with butane torch lighter !

Tonight, I'll burn aiptasia from a frag of zoa with butane torch lighter. There's no zoa on the part I want to burn...

Anybody did that ? Also, I think about putting some crazy glue over the aiptasia... I tried aiptasia-x, very usefull on big ones, but on thoses that are 2-3mm big... I tried 3 times and not worked, they still look at me saying "hahaha you won't get us, and we'll contaminate all your tank"...

They just frustrate me
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Hey -

Thought about a Filefish? I was going crazy with aiptasia, until picked one up. Mine is also semi reef safe. Just be careful with what you purchase and keep him/her fed once a day. Avoid xenias - or anything that resembles aiptasia,

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Old 01-07-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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20g setup... I'll go to the LFS buy 2 peppermint shrimps, and try my burning tricks... I'll give you news :p

Just wish the fumes aren't toxic... I'll wear sun glasses so the zoa don't spit in my eyes...
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Just wish the fumes aren't toxic... I'll wear sun glasses so the zoa don't spit in my eyes...[/QUOTE]

I would do any burning outside just to be safe
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:10 PM   #5
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According to your advice, I have a great powerfull fan that pushes air outdoor on the kitchen. Thank's for the warning.

We call this a blower fan ? I speak french
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Yes use the fan, Better safe than sorry
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Burning aiptasia with butane torch lighter !

I've used a creme brûlée torch to great effect to remove algae from rocks I want to keep in the tank, I've found that my tang and foxface go nuts for the burned algae where before they wouldn't touch it.
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20g setup... I'll go to the LFS buy 2 peppermint shrimps, and try my burning tricks... I'll give you news :p Just wish the fumes aren't toxic... I'll wear sun glasses so the zoa don't spit in my eyes...
there was a thread on here awhile back and someone has mentioned that the owner of their LFS had boiled a piece of LR and was hospitalized for 2 months because he did not notice their was a zoa on it... IMO if your going to pull it out to burn it why not just scrape it off
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A quick blast with a torch works well, no big deal.
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I did it !!!! It worked ! It's hard to see with sunglasses... I just wanted to be sure not being squirted by a zoa.
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