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Old 03-06-2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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Corals not opening

So it's been awhile now my corals really haven't been opening mainly my pulsating Xenia my zoanthids and my finger leather my perimeters are
Temp 83 ph 8.2 calcium 460ppm
Carbonate hardness 240ppm general hardness 180ppm phosphate 0ppm ammonia 0 nitrate 0 nitrite 0. Also discovered some aiptasia in my tank what all fish eat it except copperbands I haven't had good luck with them.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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Corals not opening

I believe peppermint shrimp eat aipstasia. I've never had it, but a lot of people say that Joes Juice and Aipstasia X work really well.
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Have there been any recent changes to the tank? When was your last water change?
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I rarely do any water changes at all but I found out the other day that one of my heaters died and dropped down to 60 but I didn't lose anybody. I've tried peppermint shrimp before but my cleaner shrimp tears them up.
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The heater issue may have compounded into it, but you should be doing water changes biweekly or weekly at best to remove unwanted nitrates/phosphates and bring back trace elements and other necessities for corals.
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I'd say lower your temp to 78 degrees.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:04 PM   #7
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True peppermint shrimps do the job. Aiptasia X for bigger aiptasia that peppermints don't eat.

I can withness it work, I have a peppermint shrimp and Aiptasia X. My peppermint love new frags, as they're often covered by mini aiptasias.
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Yea I'll throw some in my frag tank for sure I just don't know what to do about my main display sense there's some in there plus my cleaner shrimp and my baby snowflake eel would probably demolish the peppermint shrimp.
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Yea I'll throw some in my frag tank for sure I just don't know what to do about my main display sense there's some in there plus my cleaner shrimp and my baby snowflake eel would probably demolish the peppermint shrimp.
Aiptasia X for the bigger aiptasia in the main tank. You turn all equipement that make flow off, wait a minute, spot dose aiptasia X on aiptasia. It will work on some smalls, but less effective. Wait a 15 min before turning flow equipement ON.

This chemical is harmless except for aiptasia (and you), try to avoid spraying in on coral heads. My zoas survived well this product. But zoas are strongs corals IMO.
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83* is a little high
try to stay in 78*to 80* range
heater busted now your at 60* replace heater asap
no water changes you should always do water changes its a part of a healthy tank
as for Aiptasia you can do a few things
remove rock and burn it out
Aiptasia X
Joe's juice
white vinegar
lemon juice
as for inverts the only one I found to actually eat Aiptasia is the electric blue hermits but they can tear up a reef if not removed after they do the job they claim reef safe don't be fooled
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