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Old 11-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Tonight's the night: Mitch vs Aiptasia Part I

Alright. Got my tank. Got no fish. Got some inverts and that's it. Got some aiptasia. It's time to put the hammer down.

So, here's what I'm thinking. I've got basically 3 rocks that are somewhat infested...my plan is to try Joe's juice on one, aiptasia X on one, lemon juice on a third (this, of course, assumes that my LFS has Joes and aip X).

Any other solutions anybody would like to see tried? Might be interesting to see the side by side comparison.

Plan is: turn the pumps off , dive in with a syringe of each, and go to town on the little bastards. Leave the pumps off for 20 minutes, then put 'em back on. Tomorrow, PWC. Sound about right?

If anyone has other things they want tried for comparison, or any advice on the above plan, speak now or forever be patient until tomorrow when we see how many of the little bastich's are left.
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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I use aptasia-x and peppermint shrimp. Worked for me. I'm interested in your little experiment though.
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I've heard good things about making some paste using kalk and smothering it on the aiptasia. Could be a good thing to try out maybe? Just a thought.

Props to you for taking on the challenge!
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I'm just so fed up with the **** things. Around a year and a half ago or so I had a copperbanded butterfly - he did a great job on the aiptasia, but of course died shortly thereafter because he wouldn't eat anything else...and unfortunately I couldn't catch him to get him out of the tank.

I've never worked with the kalk, but if I can get ahold of it I will: I've seen that same kalk/saltwater recipe in a few places so it may indeed be well worth giving a shot.

I'd really love to try the high powered laser approach I've seen in a few places, but I'm not ready to spend 300 bucks on one
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Regretfully the heavyweight battle of the century has been put off. Dude at the LFS, who knows my preference is to be chemical free, is lending me a copper banded butterfly to take out the aiptasia - and then to be returned when its done. David Copperband, as my son has named him, is in the tank and on the prowl.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:22 PM   #6
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Regretfully the heavyweight battle of the century has been put off. Dude at the LFS, who knows my preference is to be chemical free, is lending me a copper banded butterfly to take out the aiptasia - and then to be returned when its done. David Copperband, as my son has named him, is in the tank and on the prowl.
Copper banded butterfly for hire....I might buy one and put an ad in the paper lol.
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Copper banded butterfly for hire....I might buy one and put an ad in the paper lol.
I know they kick *** against aiptasia...but wouldnt buy one myself since I eventually want to get corals in there...

ALthough...suppose I could keep him in my qt...and lend him out....
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BTW, heres the CBB in his bag getting acclimated, along with a shot of the slowly recovering rock-scaped tank.


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Very nice looking fish. Tanks also looking good.
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Very nice looking fish. Tanks also looking good.
Thanks - its getting there. I happen to love the dude at my LFS - he's helping me out once the aiptasia is back under control by giving me a couple of frags from his well aged display tank to get some coralline/bacteria flow really rocking again.

C'mon coppa, do your thing
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