View Full Version : glass anenomees - a problem?

02/04/2008, 08:51 PM
I am in the process of converting my long time fish only tank into a reef. my questions is, are glass anenomees going to be a problem for corals? i have some scattered about on rocks and some in the sand...but its the ones on the rock that have me wondering.

02/04/2008, 09:19 PM
Are you sure they are glass anenomes? Do you have a pic?

02/04/2008, 11:44 PM
They can sting corals, peppermint shrimp will eat them.

02/05/2008, 12:33 AM
hmmm....ill take a pic tomorrow and post

02/05/2008, 12:36 AM
Cause there like rabbits.They just keep multiypling.

02/05/2008, 08:15 AM
well, i left my camera in my office and i'm off all week. Just after doing some search on google, looks like they are aipatasia. I would put some peppermint shrimp in the tank, but i have a pink tailed trigger that i fear might eat them. I know there is talk of copperband also solving the problem, but i really didnt want to add any more fish to my tank. I guess i'll have to try the enjection method. Has anyone used anything that works well? i dont want to do this every few months if i dont have to.

Lil Shark
02/05/2008, 08:19 AM
Either that or just putty or glue up the hole.

02/05/2008, 08:25 AM
I used vinager on my little ones and it worked great. Make sure if you do this method to only do one or two at a time, and space it out lots. Vinager can potentially drop your pH really fast. I use a 1ml syringe to do mine.

02/05/2008, 08:26 AM
I inject them with hydrochloric acid, kills them right off. The amount used isn't going to upset the balance of the tank.

02/05/2008, 08:27 AM
chris, where do you get it = is it mixed? any special guage needle, or just whatever you can find? i wont in a DRs office, so i can get just about anything

02/05/2008, 08:39 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11768572#post11768572 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Lil Shark
Either that or just putty or glue up the hole.

Ha,ha... you know as simple as this may sound, I'll bet it would be very effective...lol

Lil Shark
02/05/2008, 09:09 AM
It's the best thing I know of. No chance of leaving anything behind and it won't significantly effect the tank chemistry. Also very effective for rock crabs.

02/05/2008, 09:37 AM
lil shark, what kind of putty and/or glue do you use? i like the idea of nothing effecting any of my parameters in my tank

Lil Shark
02/05/2008, 09:52 AM
Marineland is the least expensive epoxy around $6 a roll and while I hate the way it mounts corals, it works well to just plug a hole. It's white and that will color over time.

For glue... whatever I have at the time. Coral glue that is thick enough to work in the water. If it's a crab or other large scary hitchhiker then I can use a rock to plug the whole as well.

It's a real no-nonsense solution. No mixing needed.

02/09/2008, 09:04 PM
well...just spent about 20 min nuking a bunch of these things things with a kalk/rodi mix...so far so good!