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Old 05/18/2018, 11:24 AM   #1
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Please ID.. is this Aiptasia?

New tank setup about week 2.. is this aiptasia growing? I hear its bad, what shoud I do?


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Old 05/18/2018, 11:27 AM   #2
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Yup!
since your tank is new, just pull the rock that they are on and sun dry the rock.


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Old 05/18/2018, 11:29 AM   #3
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Yes thats aiptasia..

Lemon juice injections..
Boiling hot water injections
Picking lime/water (paste) injections
Peppermint shrimp
Berghia nudibranches..
Matted filefish
Just reducing nutrients levels..
blow torch/lighter
laser

All may be useful treatments or ways to eliminate or reduce the spread of aiptasia..

Or just leave it...


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Old 05/18/2018, 11:38 AM   #4
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Yes thats aiptasia..

Lemon juice injections..
Boiling hot water injections
Picking lime/water (paste) injections
Peppermint shrimp
Berghia nudibranches..
Matted filefish
Just reducing nutrients levels..
blow torch/lighter
laser

All may be useful treatments or ways to eliminate or reduce the spread of aiptasia..

Or just leave it...
Leave it alone? why do you say that? I thought its bad? what caused it to appear? just bad luck?


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Old 05/18/2018, 11:42 AM   #5
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Leave it alone? why do you say that? I thought its bad? what caused it to appear? just bad luck?
It's one of the most common hitchhikers.

Since there are just a couple in there, kill them with one of the methods described by mcgyvr.

Another easy one is to smother with a bit of epoxy.


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Old 05/18/2018, 11:51 AM   #6
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Leave it alone? why do you say that? I thought its bad? what caused it to appear? just bad luck?
Blow torch? LOL


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Old 05/18/2018, 11:53 AM   #7
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Blow torch? LOL
Its actually one of the best if you remove the rock..
blow torch (propane or mapp gass torch like used for soldering copper pipe) that area quickly and done..
Even a lighter (grill lighter,etc...)


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Old 05/18/2018, 12:42 PM   #8
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Its actually one of the best if you remove the rock..
blow torch (propane or mapp gass torch like used for soldering copper pipe) that area quickly and done..
Even a lighter (grill lighter,etc...)
well its on small rocks I can remove.. maybe i should quickly remove rock and light the sucker on fire


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Old 05/18/2018, 12:58 PM   #9
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well its on small rocks I can remove.. maybe i should quickly remove rock and light the sucker on fire
I'd suggest doing it outdoors..

And make sure you have a beer in one hand and use plenty of gasoline.. enough that its running halfway down the driveway and make sure you are standing in the puddle and then say "hey bo.. watch this" right before you drop the match...
er wait.. Thats just how they do it here in NC..

Disclaimer: I'm obviously joking.. Please kids don't try that at home..


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Old 05/18/2018, 01:07 PM   #10
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And make sure you have a beer in one hand and use plenty of gasoline..
Alcohol and torches don't mix. So make sure to drink all your beers before lighting this fire.


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Old 05/18/2018, 01:12 PM   #11
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Alcohol and torches don't mix. So make sure to drink all your beers before lighting this fire.
Yes thank you.. That sounds much safer


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Old 05/18/2018, 03:31 PM   #12
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There has been discussion in our local group that vapor from burning the rock could possibly be bad. Just squirt with vinegar.


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Old 05/18/2018, 03:53 PM   #13
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Also an FYI, the laser method seems to lead to tons more over time.


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Old 05/18/2018, 06:43 PM   #14
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Yes thats aiptasia..

Lemon juice injections..
Boiling hot water injections
Picking lime/water (paste) injections
Peppermint shrimp
Berghia nudibranches..
Matted filefish
Just reducing nutrients levels..
blow torch/lighter
laser

All may be useful treatments or ways to eliminate or reduce the spread of aiptasia..

Or just leave it...
So just inject lemon juice while its still in the tank?


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Old 05/18/2018, 07:10 PM   #15
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I inject them with vinegar (white - distilled - 5%) while in the tank
Cheers! Mark


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Old 05/19/2018, 07:17 AM   #16
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I have always used boiling water in a syringe.

FWIW - if you are going to use flame, wear eye protection so that if there is a steam pop you don't end up damaging your eyesight.


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Old 05/19/2018, 07:54 AM   #17
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I'd suggest doing it outdoors..

And make sure you have a beer in one hand and use plenty of gasoline.. enough that its running halfway down the driveway and make sure you are standing in the puddle and then say "hey bo.. watch this" right before you drop the match...
er wait.. Thats just how they do it here in NC..

Disclaimer: I'm obviously joking.. Please kids don't try that at home..


Oh man lol thatís good stuff right there I needed that laugh


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Old 05/19/2018, 09:18 AM   #18
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As much as I dispose the million. And a half aptasia slowly trying to take over my reef... and the more I try to kill them.. the more I respect there will to live...those lil suckers can endure SOOOOO much...
I've got one living in a 5 gallon bucket... no light.. just ambient..no circulation.. no bubbler.. the bucket at one time was full of saltwater from a waterchange.. now there is less than half...due to evaoeration.. and the lol sucker is still alive and happy... no food... bairly any light... no oxygen in that water.. and the salt level must be through the roof.. it's been living in that bucket for about 5 months now... absolutely amazing

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Old 05/19/2018, 12:06 PM   #19
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I just saw one in my tank last weekend. Got a peppermint shrimp on Monday, by Wed it was gone. Was going to kalk paste it, but I'm glad I didn't.


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Old 05/19/2018, 03:31 PM   #20
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Alcohol and torches don't mix. So make sure to drink all your beers before lighting this fire.
Can't think of anything safer than playing with fire while drunk. Maybe smoke a bit of 420 so you can really get into it.


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