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Old 09-23-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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Getting rid of brown star polyps.

Any suggestions on getting rid of these? I'm assuming they are brown star polyps. They came in as hitchhikers on the acro colony below.



I keep super gluing over the rock this acro is on, but these buggers keep coming back. They are worse than aptasia!!

The acro colony is starting to brown out a bit, as I have it on the sand bed because I don't want these things taking hold on the rock in the new setup I have moved things over to.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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Also, for what it is worth, I slathered the base rock in gel super glue about a week ago. So this is one weeks worth of growth for them
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okay, upon further reading and googling, I don't think these are like GSP (or brown) in this case.

Instead of leaving the "carpet" like GSP, it is little roots with a few stalks coming off of them. I hope that makes sense.

I pulled the colony out and put epoxy putty on the rock this evening. Will wait a day or so to see if any of these little buggers start trying to poke their heads out. I hope not.
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I used to have a million of these things that came as hitchhikers and took over my tank. As my corals grew they eventually beat them out for real estate and I don't have very many anymore. Other than that just keep killing them, I hate those things


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Do you know what they are?

I think it is ironic, some might keep them, but in a largely SPS tank, I the only softy I want in there is the leather toadstool that was the first coral my wife and I got. She'd kill me if I got rid of it!
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Yeah my tank is mostly sps as well...I feel your pain. I believe they're clove polyps of sorts


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Thanks, appreciate it!
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