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Old 10-04-2004, 09:09 PM   #1
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Kalk 1, Aiptasia 0

I had a single Aiptasia in my tank that was doing nothing except looking ugly and getting bigger everyday. Today, I prepared a gourmet meal for the Aiptasia's going away party. I mixed up some nice Kent Kalkwasser in a small dish of water, heated it in the microwave, and filled a measuring needle with the tasty paste... I then proceeded to give the Aiptasia a nice dinner of piping hot Kalk mix. It retreated into its hole after eating the first squirt of Kalk, while I then covered with a little glob of Kalk paste:

I left it like this for 30 minutes with no powerheads on so the tank was calm. Then I siphoned out the Kalk blob and turned the powerhead back on. I do not expect to see that Aiptasia around again

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Old 10-05-2004, 09:58 AM   #2
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Nice narrative

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Old 10-06-2004, 04:27 PM   #3
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I will have to try that. I injected a few small one's with both kalk and white vinegar but a few even smaller ones have reappeared.
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