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Old 07-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #1
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Is it ok to have aptasias in a refugium?

JUst as the title says, is it?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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No they will spread!
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They can travel into the main display via the pump?
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Aiptasia is a sporing species. Meaning it will disperse eggs into the water column. Also, if one gets chopped up in the pump. The little pieces all become new aiptasia.
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Ok, thanks. I'm gonna post a pic tommorrow just to make sure it is one. And what can I use other than aptasia x to kill them
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They can travel into the main display via the pump?
Yes. They drop a piece and it floats until it finds a home and another one grows. Easily traveling through pumps. If they are in the tank or sump they will spread throughout.
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Ok, thanks. I'm gonna post a pic tommorrow just to make sure it is one. And what can I use other than aptasia x to kill them
Boiling water, lemon juice (both injected). If you can take the rock out. Blow torch. DO NOT PULL it off. It will grow back from the remnants.
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Boiling water, lemon juice (both injected). If you can take the rock out. Blow torch. DO NOT PULL it off. It will grow back from the remnants.
Also kalk, heavy salt solution, aiptasia-x, vinegar, and peppermint shrimp being the easiest to control aiptasia populations. Few other species that eat as well.
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Be careful with the blow torch advice. Some rocks will explode if they are torched while wet. You could boil it instead. Instant death. >.<
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:46 AM   #10
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That boiling would also kill other beneficial bacteria and critters in the rock though right?
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