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Old 11-02-2012, 01:00 AM   #21
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I've heard of people boiling or baking the rock. But be careful because paly toxins can be put out through the fumes or steam!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:19 AM   #22
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I'll be upgrading tanks though not now but will in the future im nervous using lemon juice or any other type of chemical to kill them. guess ill try either the peppermint shrimp
There's nothing wrong with Aipstasia-X or lemon juice..... tried & true methods used by many reefers. If it was a problem, we'd know about it.... just don't try to kill every one all at once.
As mentioned, do NOT try to manually remove them. They are nicknamed glass anemones for a reason... when you break the stem from removal, it busts up into many little shards, each of which will land somewhere & grow into a whole new anemone.
Peppermint shrimp are very hit or miss, and even the ones that will eat aipstasia will usually only go after smaller ones.... once the anemones get to a certain size, even the shrimp won't go near them.
Yes, you can remove the rock & let it dry for for a few weeks, but then you've lost everything else on there as well..... benefical bacteria & possible good critters.
One of my preferred methods is a micro-torch to fry them, but with that many, I think I'd refrain from as little physical disturbance as possible and move on to chemical warfare.

The only time you need to worry about palytoxins is if the rock actually has palythoa or zoanthid corals......
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:39 AM   #23
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Yea I was just saying something about paly toxins because of one article I read. The guy was boiling a piece of LR to remove apitasia and breathed some of the fumes. There was something unknown to the guy on the rock along with the apitasia and it was what released the paly toxins that sent him to the hospital in very bad shape.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #24
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Yea I was just saying something about paly toxins because of one article I read. The guy was boiling a piece of LR to remove apitasia and breathed some of the fumes. There was something unknown to the guy on the rock along with the apitasia and it was what released the paly toxins that sent him to the hospital in very bad shape.
Yeah, that article has been around for a while..... it seems to get rediscovered about every 3 or 4 months. I don't want to be crass enough to say he got what he deserved, but that dude was an idiot for boiling something with possible unknown substances within the confines of an enclosed space, especially his home. That's why, in my previous post, I mention a possibility is to pull the rock & let it dry.... naturally.
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:19 PM   #25
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Yea I've never considered boiling and LR and that guy wasn't thinking.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #26
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I used AiptssiaX in my tank and it worked like a charm
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #27
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My 2 peppermint shrimp didn't eat mine either even though there's just 2 aptasia in my tank. Guess I should really do something about those before they multiply.
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This is aptasia correct?

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This is aptasia correct?

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Nope, I've never had majanos, but I believe that's what that is.... I'm sure someone will confirm/deny. If they are, you want to get rid of it right now.... as far as an invasive species, they are much worse than aipstasia.
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Here's a pic of the majano I had. That's what they looked like to me but I'm not 100% sure what yours are.
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