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Old 08-10-2010, 01:54 PM   #11
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Peppermint shrimp will usually eat aiptasia, provided you actually buy a peppermint shrimp.

Peppermint Shrimp Imposters in Saltwater Aquaria: Lysmata wurdemanni is the Real Aiptasia-Eater for the Reef Tank

You are right on the Berghia, leave them in the ocean.

Copperband Butterflies also will eat aiptasia, but they have their own drawbacks.
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Peps will not touch larger aptasia usually.
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Thankyou all for the great advice.. i think im going to go with the Apt-x goop and see how i go with that.. im lucky in a sense that im able to pick up the rock and move it around to search out the hidden ones..

and will be getting the test kit real soon.. i had heard that some live rock is already cured and therefore the tank cycle will happen alot sooner but that doesnt really matter as i have to save up a bit before i can get any guests for my tank.

i like shrimp.. i believe i have to get 2 of them which worries me as i have a small tank and the wife has already decided all the fish she wants. but i may have to veto some choices.

Photos are on the way.. it is a very good looking setup.. (the outside anyways) inside so far is just rocks and aptasia.

Catch you all very very soon.
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these Aptasia things can walk around?? slowly all be it.. but i have had one (my biggest one) move about 3 inches in 2 days!!!

have ordered aptasia X.. now to stake out the mailbox.
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And sorry this isnt a tip but we require pictures, love pictures. Yes we have tanks, we have lights, we have skimmers, we have all seen a million clown fish but we still want to see yours .

Pic taken right after fill.. no aptasia to be seen ..
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What made you decide to go bare bottom?

Lookin good!
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What made you decide to go bare bottom?

Lookin good!

I havnt, have read in some setup guides that the substrate can wait till the middle or even the end of the cycle.. (especially crushed coral) so i used that as part of my budget load spread and will be using a thick layer of CC next week or so.

Prob after i have moved everything around to get to all the aptasia thats springing up.
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I havnt, have read in some setup guides that the substrate can wait till the middle or even the end of the cycle.. (especially crushed coral) so i used that as part of my budget load spread and will be using a thick layer of CC next week or so.

Prob after i have moved everything around to get to all the aptasia thats springing up.
I would stay away from CC if you can help it. It collects excess food and detrius, and eventually becomes a nitrate factory. Aragonite is the preferred substrate for a majority of people.
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I would stay away from CC if you can help it. It collects excess food and detrius, and eventually becomes a nitrate factory. Aragonite is the preferred substrate for a majority of people.

Aragonite... Thanks.. ill see what i can find.. but that answer is for a question ill be asking next week..
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If you are still in the ammonia stages of the cycle, you could raise the ammonia level such that the aiptasia die. My first tank started at 8ppm ammonia. Id expect that to kill everything ...You can get pure ammonia at a hardware store.

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