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Old 11-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
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I bought Aiptasia-X and applied on the aiptasia I was able to find. The largest one (which was not too large) took the dose and definitely imploded. The others were small and hard to target. So I'll see how well it took I guess in a few days or so.

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Old 11-12-2013, 12:57 AM   #12
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Chuck live rocks out. It's not worth the time and effort. They seem to always come back. I got. Stupid Vermited snails on my rocks. And I will NEVER put live rock in my tank again. Once you have one, ylu have trillions. And you don't get rid of them
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:40 AM   #13
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best way to kill em is to inject kalk paste or lime juice using a syringe.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:22 AM   #14
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Op has aipastia X now so he should be able to hopefully contain the situation. make sure you get it in the mouth and then all over it, let it melt and turn to mush and still cover it some more. Thats the best advice I can give, I lost the fight myself and got all new rock, 300lbs of it.
i am gong to nuke the 200-300lbs of infested rock with ammonia, this is the only thing i have ever tried that actually worked. But it will kill the rock most likely and everything left in it. I feel bad, but I need to get rid of them. They are heartless nasty little things. ughhh I hate them so much.....
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You don't have to throw rock away. That's a major waste of money. This is an ongoing thing in any tank. Most live rock has aptasia and other things on it. It's part of the deal if you are in this hobby and bringing rock from the ocean into your aquarium.
it's not a big deal if you stay on top of it.
The other option is to use 100% dry rock.
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i have never tried this out myself, but would a hypo salinity treatment work on aiptasia? or would RO/DI water with neutral pH work? i understand you will lose some BB in the process
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:18 PM   #17
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You don't have to throw rock away. That's a major waste of money. This is an ongoing thing in any tank. Most live rock has aptasia and other things on it. It's part of the deal if you are in this hobby and bringing rock from the ocean into your aquarium. it's not a big deal if you stay on top of it. The other option is to use 100% dry rock.
I'm definitely not throwing away the LR, especially since it cost a couple hundred. I also understand that the LR comes with, well, live critters and that's what I paid for. If aiptasia are common then I will deal with them. Once the water parameters are good I will get a peppermint shrimp and will continue to dose any outbreaks with aiptasia-x (or other recommended remedies).

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