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Old 06-03-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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I have noticed quite a few anemone and other soft coral(I think) on the live rock I have purchased. Is there anything I can put in the tank to feed, and nuture these young guys? Thanks again for all the help.
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Before we answer that question...we should ID what you have, it might be a pest, like aiptasia. Can you post some pics, or describe the critters in question?
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I will try a pic, I do believe they called them aiptasia. Are they brown, finger like creatures?
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Here is a pic of an aiptasia.

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They look very similar to this, some are a little more flattened out . What do I need to do? If these guys are a problem, I want rid of them. Thank you for the help.
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Take a syringe, with a needle. And inject them with water with a high concentration of kalkwasser. Isnt that it, or is that for majano.
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That's it, and I also use distilled vinegar with great success.
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Will the distilled vinegar kill anything else in the system? I seriously thought of taking the rock out but it is my center piece and is 17lbs. Where would I find the kalkwasser? Will it harm anything else in the tank?
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I am interested in the distilled vinegar idea, is it safe for the other fish in the tank?
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The vinegar will not harm other occupants of the tank. Do not directly squirt it on anything, just inject the aiptasia, if you miss and some gets into the water column, it will not harm anything, but to large a dose, directly on an animal, might harm it. Same goes for the kalk, they are just opposite sides of the same coin, vinegar is an acid and the low ph does the trick, and kalk is very alkaline with a ph of around 12 and does the same thing.
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