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Old 07-12-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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How to get rid of xenia

I purchased a coral that had a few stalks of some xenia on it. This stuff is like a weed!! I've actually taken scissors to it and it comes back! This is what has happened to the 3 tiny stalks of xenia......It's covering up several of my other corals and I just ordered another clam that I want to put on this lr and the stinking xenia will cover it up too. How do I get rid of this weed?



I can't pull the rock out of the tank (my derasa clam has attached himself to the rock). I just cut back these xenia 2 weeks ago. I thought I did a good enough job that they wouldn't come back.....WRONG

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Old 07-12-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Are you sure that xenia? It looks like http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...671&pcatid=671

I have a few polyps of the same stuff you have pictured and it's not like the xenia I have.....
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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Ugh! I'd be happy just to get rid of it! I've even thought of just getting rid of the liverock that it's growing on just to get rid of it....but the rock is huge.

I might just end up pruning it regularly unless someone here has a solution.

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You could cut it off and frag it and sell it to your LFS. There are alot of folks that want that stuff. I agree it`s like a weed. It will take over the tank if you let it.
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Last week I purchased a frag of (Clavularia sp.) which is what is in the link that Ziggy left. Mine have a very bright green center. Since the day after I bought it I have been concerned about it taking over my tank and growing over sps etc. The LFS told me that it is way slower grower than xenia. I hope somebody has a solution for Msbeanctr, I may be in the same situation soon. As for now it is only 3-heads and I put it on a small rock on my sand bed not touching other rocks.
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I would cut it back as far as you can and then take a real stiff bristled brush to what is left. siphon out what your taking off as you go. Make sure that there is no tissue left or it will just grow back again. The brush should help to tear it off your LR
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I would cut it back as far as you can and then take a real stiff bristled brush to what is left. siphon out what your taking off as you go. Make sure that there is no tissue left or it will just grow back again. The brush should help to tear it off your LR
This is a good idea but one thing I would change is to take the rock out of the tank and do it in a bucket of tank water so you can just throw the water out. Might kind of throw the tank into a small cycle if left in the tank but it is a good idea Pat.
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This is a good idea but one thing I would change is to take the rock out of the tank and do it in a bucket of tank water so you can just throw the water out. Might kind of throw the tank into a small cycle if left in the tank but it is a good idea Pat.
Yeah i only suggested that because i thought she said her clam was attached to the rock. Melosu is right though if there is any way to take it out or even put it in another container temporaily that would be a good idea. When i cut back my xenia is puts out a bunch of nasty stuff that you wouldn't want leeching back into your water.
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I can't pull the rock out of the tank (my derasa clam has attached himself to the rock).
You was right Pat I did not see that. Regular pruning might be the answer.
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