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Old 04-30-2006, 06:53 PM   #1
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APTASIA OUTBREAK HELP!

My 75g tank has a few corals 2 clowns and alot of liverock, close to 120lbs. THe liverock came with a little aptasia and i didn;t think it would escalate to this. I have aptasia bad. there is many many aptasia babys on the sand bottom and it looks awful, i had a kalk type pwder to kill it but it didnt work, there is probably 10 large aptasias on the liverock that need to go, i really would like some advice on what i can do to save my tank.
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:11 PM   #2
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This worries me a bit, I just put some new live rock in my tank that has already been cured at the LFS. Are these what your talking about? Should i worry about these?
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Old 04-30-2006, 07:12 PM   #3
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If you could get your hands on to some pepermint shrimp, I think yeah pepermint shrimp, they should do the trick quite nicely. At least they did in my tank. The bigger the better.
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Boiling water, turkey baster and a net. Blast with water use net to catch when it falls. Worked for me. HTH.
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Old 05-01-2006, 01:19 AM   #5
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Well i dont have these it looks like. But what about this?

http://www.northcoastmarines.com/aptasia.htm
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I am not an expert by any means but would be hesitant to introduce something like this into my tank. From what I gather, there is no information on what this miracle cure really is.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:25 AM   #7
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I have heard several members sing the praises of Joe's Juice. It's a small liquid that comes with an injector. Squirt it into the aptaisia's hole and fom what i've heard there's no more aptaisia to worry about.
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Hara's site has Aiptasia Removal Methods as well.
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I think Joe's jusice is really jsut a type of lime or lemmon juice. In small amounts this is not harmful to the aquarium but a direct injection itno the aptasia will kill it. You have to wait until they are large enought to inject however.

Some shrimp are supposed to be eaters of aptasia so look for more information and do a combo attack

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Joe's Juice works great. I have used it on large and small Aiptasia. I recommend it. www.joesjuice.com you can order it right from their site. I used it just the other day to remove two Aiptasis from a new piece of coral I added to my tank. It is a white liquid that comes with an applicator. Just put a few drops and it does the job in minutes.
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