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Old 11-27-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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Aiptasia taking over!

My aiptasia are secluded to pretty much one of my rocks. I have no other creatures on this rock that have to be saved except a white sponge. Question one, can I remove some of the sponge and salvage it? #2 if so after doing this can I just place the rock in FW for a day or two to eliminate the 10 to 20 pests that I can't get rid of. I just bought some pickling lime off ebay tonight should be here in about 5 days. Should I wait till it gets here or take a more severe action?

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I would wait till you get the lime. If you soak the rock in FW it will probably kill most of your biofilter and you may have to cycle again (depending on the size of the rock).
Try a few PWCs, my aiptasia didn't get out of control until I slaked on my PWCs.
Also, I have had a "dead" tank for a little over a year, SW and a filter, no light or food and the buggers have lived through that.
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