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Old 08-01-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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When Aiptasia attacks!!

So in my tank Aiptasia have decided to reproduce like crazy! Alot that I can not reach. Any good ideas on how to kill it off for good? Should I use shrimp? I do have a few dime size ones and most of the rest are pretty small. I thought about Aiptasia X but have heard bad reviews. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Shrimp are hit or miss I've found. I have one single small aiptasia in my cube and 3 peppermints, not one will touch it. LOL I don't have any corals in the tank so I havent injected mine yet. You can inject kalwasser soultion as well as aiptasia X which I haven't heard anything bad about. Theres also a product called joes juice that people use. I think you can even inject them with lemon juice and that kills them as well.
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Yeah I may just try the Aiptasia x or juice for myself and see how it goes. I know I could get a copper banded butterfly but I don't want to add a fish just for that purpose but idk I just want all of these gone so they don't keep reproducing.
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I def wouldnt get that butterfly, what do you do when he's out of aiptasia? I've heard they are difficult fish to keep with dietary restraints. I;d try to inject them first and if you get tired of it you can just get some peppermints and see if they do the trick. Not to mention it's not a bad thing to have a few extra shrimp around, almost no bioload and they eat alot of the uneaten food.
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Yeah I def do not want to add a butterfly it's just another larger bio load on my system too. The shrimp I think I'll try and hope for the best with injecting. There goes a weekend just killing Aiptasia haha. I need one of those Aiptasia zappers! Lol
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LOL I've seen them on amazon.com. Little pricey though! hehe
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Yeah I agree! Maybe I should study the diy way, but then again i also don't want to take the chance of zapping myself hahah!
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If you have so many just do a few each day, it'll get done eventually. My friend got her tank used and it was absolutely covered in it, some the size of golfballs. It took her a few weeks to get them all, she even bought peppermints and they did nothing. lol It's just a long process, you can do it though.
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Yeah time and patience is for sure! Especially in this hobby lol. For years I've never had trouble with these buggers until now. It was bound to happen sometime lol.
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You are inspiring me to take care of the single one I have. LOL It's been the same size for months, I just have been too lazy.....It's almost kinda pretty hehe...but yeah, I will inject that little bugger soon...
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