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Old 09-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #1
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Buying Live Rock with lots of Aipstasia?

We are 5 weeks into cycling our 55 gal swt. We have damsels, various types of hermits, snails, peppermint shrimp, lots of mushrooms and polyps (they came with some of the rock), and some corals. We have been given the offer from a private seller, who used to be a LFS owner, to sell us lots of live rock that he has had in quarantine. Not sure for how long. It's from a client's old tank. We saw it last night when we went over there to buy a 120 gal tank at an excellent price. The live rock is beautiful and it's at a very good deal. Owner needs the money and is hot to sell. Wife is pregnant - we saw and talked with her. There is a huge shelf piece that we really want. The only problem is that the rocks are full of big (tall) aipstasias. Should we buy the rock? We have two peppermint shrimp that ate the two aipstaia's that hitched a ride with another piece of rock that we got last week from a LFS. We do not have our own quarantine tank.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Buy it then get syringe and inject the aipstaia's with lemon juice it kills them fast. Some times the shrimp wont eat the larger ones but they may pick up any that get missed Here's some info that may help.
http://www.saltyunderground.com/page...ID=11&CDpath=0
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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We are 5 weeks into cycling our 55 gal swt. We have damsels, various types of hermits, snails, peppermint shrimp, lots of mushrooms and polyps (they came with some of the rock), and some corals. We have been given the offer from a private seller, who used to be a LFS owner, to sell us lots of live rock that he has had in quarantine. Not sure for how long. It's from a client's old tank. We saw it last night when we went over there to buy a 120 gal tank at an excellent price. The live rock is beautiful and it's at a very good deal. Owner needs the money and is hot to sell. Wife is pregnant - we saw and talked with her. There is a huge shelf piece that we really want. The only problem is that the rocks are full of big (tall) aipstasias. Should we buy the rock? We have two peppermint shrimp that ate the two aipstaia's that hitched a ride with another piece of rock that we got last week from a LFS. We do not have our own quarantine tank.
I had 3 on one of my rocks and I simply dipped it in lemon juice and they are gone .
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I had 3 on one of my rocks and I simply dipped it in lemon juice and they are gone .
You dipped the entire rock, or just dipped the aipstasias down to where they connect to the rock?
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You dipped the entire rock, or just dipped the aipstasias down to where they connect to the rock?
It was a frag of candy cane coral .
They were on the rock it's attached to .
I dipped the whole rock .
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