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Old 07-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #21
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Keep the aptasia covered rock and put it in the sump. Get the bigger sump. You can never have a sump that's "too big". Sea Side Aquatics makes decent skimmers too, and a couple bucks cheaper than BM's as far as I've seen.
I have an account with a few wholesale companies and can save you a couple dollars on components. The downside is you'll have to send me the money and wait for whomever to drop ship your component. I'm not asking to make a profit. I'm just saying, if money is tight...
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #22
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If I keep the aipastia rock wont they just migrate to the display tank? My entire plumbing and all my equipment is encased with these things. I didnt have a single one in the display until my copperband died, he kept them in check but even the hang on overflow is FILLED with them. I have learned my lesson about adding questionable stuff to my tank from this, I know exactly when the aipastia were introduced and I could kick myself for being so stupid. lol

I am definitely going with the large sump, it will have room for all my goodies like probes and other neat stuff.

And thanks X, I will keep you in mind and might take you up on your offer of I need to. You rock!
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No, they won't creep up to the display. Toss a half dozen peppermint shrimp in there if you are worried.
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hehe, I put 2o peppermints into the display before I had the butterfly and they didnt touch a thing, at least that I could tell.

Since the aipastia came from the display and migrated to the plumbing and equipment wouldnt it work the other way as well? Like I said, the last 2 months the display has gotten clearly more populated with them. They are even in the filter sock when I change them out! These things are the work of the devil I tell you. lol
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It's been my experience that, no, they won't come into the display. Maybe it's because i didn't try kalk pasting them here and there and they didn't release any spores. I did add 6 peppermint shrimp the the tank I was maintaining which had probably 20 large aptasia in it and within 3 days they all disappeared. I am a firm believer after that.
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Mr. X I'm a newbie obviously lol. Can u explain whalt kalk pasting is?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:25 PM   #27
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It's awesome to see the new thread going; that's fantastic! I'm really sorry, I am not very good on the equipment side of things.
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Well we will be moving onto more fun stuff at some point redsea, like stocking! I know you enjoy that! lol

Speaking of stocking, just got paid so I am heading to a new shop about an hpur and half from me later today. He posted a beautiful tilefish and I have wanted one for so long! Here's hoping its a nice one and big enough to go into the 125g. My tang gang makes life miserable for the first day or two anyways, of any new fish I add. Not sure how hardy tielfish are so I guess I need to do a bit more research before going. lol
Excited to see a new shop and the fish he has been listing are awesome and cheap. Can't beat that!
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Well we will be moving onto more fun stuff at some point redsea, like stocking! I know you enjoy that! lol

Speaking of stocking, just got paid so I am heading to a new shop about an hpur and half from me later today. He posted a beautiful tilefish and I have wanted one for so long! Here's hoping its a nice one and big enough to go into the 125g. My tang gang makes life miserable for the first day or two anyways, of any new fish I add. Not sure how hardy tielfish are so I guess I need to do a bit more research before going. lol
Excited to see a new shop and the fish he has been listing are awesome and cheap. Can't beat that!
Awesome and cheap is fantastic! I love going to new stores, that's always exciting. Keep us posted!
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I have some Aiptasia in my refugium and had a few migrate into my DT from that. But I don't have anything in my tank to eat them.
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