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Old 03-30-2011, 07:06 PM   #1
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Aiptasia

How do I kill it?
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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there are a few ways. there is a commercial product called aptasia-x, you can use a syringe and inject them with various things, like vinegar, kalkwasser paste, lemon juice...
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Can I just pull the rock out the water and squirt lemon juice on it?
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no. the aptasia will retract in the rock and when you put it back in and the lemon juice washes away, it will re-emerge.
if you are pulling the rock out, just use a screwdriver and chip away a little of the rock with the aptasia on it, and toss it in the trash. make sure to get it all.
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... Or burn it off
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:44 PM   #6
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why not chip it off and put it in a refugium, they look kind of cool and if i remember right just have a habit of stinging fish and corals
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why not chip it off and put it in a refugium, they look kind of cool and if i remember right just have a habit of stinging fish and corals
What's a refugium
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Is that the sump?
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well its not a sump it is like a refuge for micro algaes, fish, corals and any otehr live stock that can't be kept in your display tank, due to attacks or they are aggressive. it also houses the microalgae as nitrate and phosphate filters to help keep water pollution down.

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I first noticed aptasia in my fuge. Trust me, they will make it to your DT, and by the time you notice 1 in there your in trouble. I've been using aptasia-x to try and get them all, it works well. It is however an on going battle that seemingly will never end lol
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