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Old 06-30-2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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Aiptasia?

Hi guys just wondered if its possible for aiptasia to just grow on glass?

If you look above the snail in the attached pic you can see what appears to me to be just that.

Only ever seen them on live rock before?

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Old 06-30-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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I've seen them on glass before peppermint shrimp will eat it
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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Yeah, ive got a pair of peppermints in there, they removed two very large aiptasia from a piece of my rock, however this tiny potential example is right at the top 10% of my tank, i doubt the shimp will propel themselves up that far to chow down on it.

I'll pick up a turkey baster when i do the grocery shop tomorrow and see if i can suck it up, i think it may be possible as it cant retract into glass like they do into rock.
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I've heard people useing lemon juice threw an eye droper I've never tried the method squeeze a little n there mouth and they will die I'd be careful trying to suck it out if u break it will speed really quickly
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it can grow on glass,my closest LFS has a couple SW taanks full of aptaisa,lots of it is on the glass.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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Get a needle and inject the sucker with lemon juice!

Worked a treat for me, two tries over two days and its long gone!
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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The trouble with that plan is that its miniscule at the moment, a couple of mm at the most, to give you an idea, that snail is smaller than a garden pea.

Why cant desirable things grow so freely in our tanks?!
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Ah I see, wait for it to grow and then get it!
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