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Old 03-31-2012, 12:36 AM   #11
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Does apastai hurt other coral
Yes they kill coral
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Is there any way besides using Apastia x?

If I use that will it kill other corals or how do I apply it
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Is there any way besides using Apastia x?

If I use that will it kill other corals or how do I apply it
I put some boiling water in an eye dropper and sprayed it. The thing melted like the wicked witch of the east.
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If I do that will I need to scrape the remains or key it be? Also should I pull the rock out with the AP on it close to the surface, and then simply spray the boiling water on it?
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If I do that will I need to scrape the remains or key it be? Also should I pull the rock out with the AP on it close to the surface, and then simply spray the boiling water on it?
There a YouTube vid showing someone spraying the aptasia with boiling water. That should give you the method. Good luck.
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I put a bit of hot lemon juice in a syringe and squirted it directly in its mouth. This worked for me.
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So are you saying fish stores have no responsibility of selling livestock that have no pests?
there is often no way for them to tell what might be lurking in the rock when received. Often times you buy rock hoping to get some hitchhikers.
sometimes you get the bull & sometimes the bull gets you.
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Sometimes things that are on LR don't even come out until a year after being in the tank. It is almost impossible to say what is on it. Even some of the best places to get rock and corals from will send you rock that has aiptasia or other pests on it. Only thing you can do is QT as best you can and deal with it as it comes. Aiptasia-X did the job on mine when I got it.
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I bought some live rock too with them on there not knowing what they were at the time and the kid at the LFS never told me they were bad. I heard the lemon juice works if you inject it and I read online that Peppermint shrimp ( I would imagine they only go after the lil ones), and there's a sea hair ( I forget which one) that remove them as well. They do retract into rocks if something touches it so Idk how well running hot water would kill them unless it sat in boiling water for a while then I guess it would. I would recommend checking out Bulkreefsupply.com for rock. They have dry live rock with nothing on them and cheapest place I ve found it so far.
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reefrocks.net has far cheaper base rock that BRS (dry rock is base rock, not live rock )
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