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Old 08-02-2019, 08:02 PM   #1
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Killing Aiptasia with Lemon Juice Questions

Just set up a tank for cycling with live rock (yay!) and noticed one of my first denizens of the deep is a little aiptasia (boo!). So three questions:

  1. I'd like to try the lemon juice approach, but I have "reconstituted lemon juice" and not concentrate. Is this good enough to use?
  2. Do I need a needle syringe or can an oral syringe be used and just cover the pest in lemony fresh goodness? The anemone is very very small at the moment.
  3. Will this affect my cycle? I literally just started cycling today with a few pounds of live rock and Seachem Stability.
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:56 PM   #2
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Smaller needle would be better I'd think?? Less material in a more concentrated area
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The key with lemon juice is that it is boiling, I'm told at least... The goal is to gather it all into the mouth of the pest anemone. The smallest needle you can get to accomplish such is necessary I would suspect...I've never used anything other than aiptasia x.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll just put an order in for Aiptasia-X as I've had nothing but good results with that.
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There's a lot of happy Franks customers.
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There's a lot of happy Franks customers.
And Joes' Juice, but still never tried anything other than Aiptasia-x as only thing sold in my area.
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