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Old 01-17-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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aptiasis anomonie keeps coming back

I have a tank that has been running now for 3 weeks. It is a 25 gal tank with 30 lbs of live sand and 33 lbs of live rock. I have removed all my rock and soaked it in fw 3 times now and the aptiasisa anomonie keeps coming back. How do I get rid of these little buggers. My next course of action is to take the rock and boil the heck out of it. Any other ideas. Getting really frustrated.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:38 AM   #2
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if you boil it or keep soaking it in frshwater you will kill everything good living in it. also need to be careful as damaged aiptasia can release spores into the water growing into more of the buggers. they unfortunatley are very hardy too. If you can easily remove it i understand fire can sort it if you can then rinse to wash all these particles away. either that or try and inject boiling water, lemon juice or aiptasia x into the aiptasia which should kill it. could always try adding peppermint shrimp but they are very hit and miss and mine didnt resolve my problem. I found a lucky way that when I added my puffer he ate it all!
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Peppermint shrimp work wonders!
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #4
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Boil lemon juice and nuke the sucker!!
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I'm a big fan of drowning it in aiptasia-x. Lemon and boiling water never worked for me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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I'm a big fan of drowning it in aiptasia-x. Lemon and boiling water never worked for me.
The opposite for me lol. I swear they know, just to tick you off. I have a thread on my battle with it. It's pretty entertaining.
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You can also burn them off with a lighter.
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