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Thyrone10
06/01/2010, 05:20 PM
Good afternoon
I am very new into doing a salt water reef tank (fw vet) and i just got some live rock a few days ago to help seed my base rock and I noticed there was coral growth the next morning. Now the issue is there are quite a few and i have yet to set up proper lighting and my fealings are anything that grows to easy and alot are uaslly foe's here is a pic and let the experts help me out
Thanks
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af215/thyrone10/IMG_4602.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af215/thyrone10/IMG_4601.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af215/thyrone10/IMG_4600.jpg

tang56
06/01/2010, 05:30 PM
Definitely aiptasia. this can spread very quickly and is a known "foe". A google search will show many ways of getting rid of this, and natural predetors of this anemone. But if there are only a few then pulling them off with tweezers would be a good start.

jchase1970
06/01/2010, 05:33 PM
looks like aptasia, bad stuff, hard to control. Peppermint shrimps will eat it. Give us some more info on how much you have in the tank, how big is the tank, how much rock in the tank. there are treatments for killing it if you have a small tank might be easier.

Thyrone10
06/01/2010, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up guess ill go borrow my wifes tweezers :-D

evsalty
06/01/2010, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the heads up guess ill go borrow my wifes tweezers :-DDO NOT DO THATYou will only help them spread faster. Either try chemicals like Joe's juice or Aiptasia X or natural removal in the form or true peppermint shrimp, benghai (sp?) nudi's or copperbanded butterfly fish.

Thyrone10
06/01/2010, 05:39 PM
looks like aptasia, bad stuff, hard to control. Peppermint shrimps will eat it. Give us some more info on how much you have in the tank, how big is the tank, how much rock in the tank. there are treatments for killing it if you have a small tank might be easier.

60 gal just started month and a half ago didnt put base rock on a scale but let me dig up a pic
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af215/thyrone10/IMG_0127.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af215/thyrone10/IMG_0129.jpg

jchase1970
06/01/2010, 05:40 PM
if they are only on 1 rock, take it out and boil it.

Thyrone10
06/01/2010, 05:56 PM
thanks for the info

Dave VG
06/01/2010, 07:29 PM
Aiptasia X worked well for me

InsaneClownFish
06/01/2010, 08:42 PM
Inject them with liquid calcium. Problem solved.

d-man
06/01/2010, 09:22 PM
boil the rock!