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Old 08-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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Aptasia near mushroom...

How can I get rid of aptasia without harming my mushrooms or button polyps? Any ideas?
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Use aptasia-x. I've nuked the stuff in the middle of polyps with no ill effects.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thank you! I'll definitely go pick some up tomorrow.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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Did you notice a oily film on your water after using aptasia-x? I have that and the only thing I can think of is maybe that did it?? I can't figure it out.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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I use joes juice which is the same formuler as aptasia x just after using my first pricey aptasia x bottle they brought out joes juice for a 3rd cheaper never had no problems with either of them i have lps sps and softies and inverts fish with no problems to any try to keep it away from nems tho ive never had problem but have read people have had problems with aptasia x harming there nems or stressing it for a period of time.. the oily film can come from the oils on our skin
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:36 PM   #6
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The guy at my lfs today said joes juice might harm my polyps and stuff....think he just said that cause he didn't know and didn't want to be liable ya know. Should have gotten some when I was there...always forget something! Sucks that the hidden reef store I go to is 40 minutes away. ooh well. looks like I'm going back tomorrow
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I was thinking that too... Maybe it's the soap I wash with before I put my hands in the tank...
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
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Yeah I try to avoid putting any kind of soap or perfume in the tank. Only thing I do is wash up under hot water only before going in.
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I'll do that from now on
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:11 AM   #10
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Thats nonsense rule of thumb is to not put to much in the tank as it makes aptasisa explode.. Good to watch the little pests do this i stick to no more than 2mls a day which can kill many small aptasisias or a few large keep waterflow on and your see the white like foam dissapear ive had it land on my hammer mushrooms stars leathers and even a spot on my nem and they wasnt even fazed the formula is a food like for aptasia but rapidly overfeeds to kill them off i tend to keep mine under control about 2 times a week no change in water parameters its all fine
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