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Old 11-16-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Safest most effective Aptasia killer?

I was wondering what my fellow reefers use as an effective Aptasia control, which is reef safe?

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Old 11-16-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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I just inject them with fresh lemon juice and a syringe.
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I'm a big fan of aiptasia-x.
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I've read a few reviews and would like to know experiences of others. According to the RedSea site, it's guaranteed reef safe and will not withdraw in on itself but reviews of the product on various other forums indicate it has killed off other corals and the aiptasia does withdraw in in itself. Also that it is effective on manjano anemones.


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Safest most effective Aptasia killer?

Ya if you drop it directly on to corals it can harm/kill them, but honestly as long as you have steady hands and approach/apply it to the nem slowly and evenly it works great. They'll usually close up in a ball on the syringe tip once you start injecting it, but I believe that's the way that Red Sea intends it as the nem is supposed to ingest it. Yes it will also work on majanos.

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peppermint shrimp always worked on aipastasia for me. Never had Manjano tho
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Ya if you drop it directly on to corals it can harm/kill them, but honestly as long as you have steady hands and approach/apply it to the nem slowly and evenly it works great. They'll usually close up in a ball on the syringe tip once you start injecting it, but I believe that's the way that Red Sea intends it as the nem is supposed to ingest it. Yes it will also work on majanos.

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I've had aiptasia-x hit coral and get consumed by a bubble tip without issues...it wasn't happy, but easily recovered afterwards. That said, I wouldn't smother a bubble tip in the stuff.
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I've had aiptasia-x hit coral and get consumed by a bubble tip without issues...it wasn't happy, but easily recovered afterwards. That said, I wouldn't smother a bubble tip in the stuff.

Good to know, I do know if you smother shrooms in it it works on them, used it to control there growth a few times.


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I use kalkwasser paste. I have also injected the anemones with alkalinity solution which worked fine too. Both items are regularly used in reef settings, in an extremely dilluted state, but concentrated, will kill anything they touch. pick your poison
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