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Old 12-10-2004, 02:38 PM   #11
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One more vote for Pepps. Got mine.

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Old 12-10-2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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My tank is still cycling, and adding a pepp shrimp not an option at the moment. Are you guys suggesting I wait and let the tank cycle and when it's safe, and the shrimp in? I wanted to get it out of there asap, but if there's no harm in waiting, I guess I would rather take the more natural way by having the pepp shrimp eat them. 2 for a 90 gal sound good?

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Old 12-10-2004, 05:01 PM   #13
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The longer you leave it in their the greater the chance it will spread.
I'd order the joes juice for 15 bucks. you'll have it in 5 days or less.
You will not regret it. Plus it's handy to have in case you spot them in the future.

it comes with a syringe making it simple to use.
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Old 12-10-2004, 05:39 PM   #14
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I have no personal experience with Joes Juice - I've heard/read good things about it tho...

If it were me (and it was... at one time) I'd wait for the cycle to finish - you probably only have a week or two more. If you wanted to inject them with something closer to "natural" and kill them you could mix up a kalk paste, or lemon juice, or even HOT water and hit them with a syringe.

As for the # of Pepps. I put 5 in my 90, but you could easily go up to 10 - depends on how much $ you have to spend. They don't add much to your bio-load.

If possible, ask around other Reefers locally and find someone who has had success with Pepps, then buy from the same dealer/lfs that they used. Occasionally Pepps are mislabeled (actually camelback shrimp) and camelbacks won't help you at all.

Good luck with it - Aiptasia is a pain, but it is not the end of the world some folks make it out to be - This too shall pass.
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Old 12-10-2004, 09:15 PM   #15
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If you are still cycling use Joe's Juice. I have also heard of people injecting lemon juice into these. No personal experience with this though. Get rid of them now, before you add anything to your tank.
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Old 12-11-2004, 04:39 AM   #16
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I had about 15 aiptasia by the time my lr finished cycling, they seemed to be multiplying by the hour... added a peppermint shrimp along with my cleaning crew... within a week all were gone and haven't seen any since!
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Old 12-13-2004, 01:41 PM   #17
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I had the same issue with mine. I waited until i could add livestock and added a pep. No matter how much they reproduce until the tank is done cycling the shrimp will eventually take car of all of them.
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Peps take care of small Aips, but won't touch large ones.

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