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Old 07-06-2003, 10:31 PM   #11
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I use an insulin syringe loaded with liquid calcium haven't missed yet. Just follow them into there hole and make sure you get them with the needle.
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:33 PM   #12
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How did you all get your aiptasia?
Mine were hithikers on some LR.
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Old 07-06-2003, 10:58 PM   #13
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I use a horse syringe from a feed store with whatever needle comes with it. '

I have not had good results from boiling water. In my case, it would not kill them completely and they instead seemed to just multiply because of the actual trauma.

White vinegar had been excellent thus far (have never tried kalk). When I am done injecting them, my bristle worm team actually comes out and clean up the melted aiptasia, removing it entirely from the rock and eliminating the problem. This has been done in 2 separate tanks with the same success. It's important to actually stab the base, just squirting the vinegar at them only melts some of the tentacles.
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With that said, I would wait. All I have ever heard is the syringe and kalk or vinegar.
Have you ever done it? What do you use?

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i use a 50ml Hypo.
Hmmm, I am assuming that is with a needle?
Yes. I mix the kalk into a thick paste, suck it up into the Hypo with a needle on it, then i place a couple of drops into the mouth of the little b*st*rd. The will then close up with the kalk droplets, never to be seen again.
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Old 07-07-2003, 03:48 PM   #15
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Reef runner, can you post a pic? I have something I was thinking might be aiptasia but it is too small to take a picture. It might be a feather duster but they look a little different.
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I use a 22G X 1 1/2 in. 3cc syringe and needle. I use hot, distilled vinegar and have yet to miss. Good luck.
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This is one of my aips that is about to get citrusized After some consideration, I decided to give the lemon juice a shot, I'll give a report in just a bit, haven't done it yet, but will very shortly. I got a 12 cc syringe and a couple 18guage needle (in case kalk paste becomes necessary) and a couple 22 guage needles. The needles screw on the syringe, so a little bleach on the syringe and it will still be available next time, needles are about .30 per at the feedstore, thanks Hara and Hoops for the idea where to get them
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Ahhh, rock anemone lol. Blast the b%*#%
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Thank you for the picture, that is not what I have. Let us know if the lemon juice works!
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OK, I injected the aips yesterday afternoon with lemonjuice and it was obvious from the start that they didn't much care for it. The aips were not dead by the time I went to bed las nite, but this morning they were nothing left but a pile of goo. I don't think the results would have been different had I used vinegar or kalk, so next time (if there is one) I will just use whatever I have on hand, rather than buying lemon juice at the grocery store.
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