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Old 02/03/2016, 07:30 AM   #1
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Show off your best aiptasia or majano

Show off your best aiptasia or majano here. If you don't have any large or monumental ones please show off your aiptasia garden!!!!! Or someone please make a video spot feeding them


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Old 02/03/2016, 09:55 AM   #2
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Are you interested in keeping aiptasia or majanos?


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Old 02/03/2016, 10:06 AM   #3
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Are you interested in keeping aiptasia or majanos?
I should be! I like to think they are tending to my bryopsis.


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Old 02/03/2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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Oh, then you need to be feeding them the blunt end of a pencil once a week! They'll go nuts for you!


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Old 02/03/2016, 09:16 PM   #5
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I have a couple majanos I want to kill.


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Old 02/03/2016, 09:48 PM   #6
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I have considered a pest tank full of flat worms, bubble algae, Dino's, byopsis. Nudibranches etc. But mainly wanted to see pics for silly factor. Tired of seeing over photo shopped zoa and SPS pics and thought this would be a nice change. I saw a monster aiptasia today that was in my sump. It was so amazing I wasn't even mad. Kind of appreciated it for a minute before I had to scrape it off the glass


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Old 02/03/2016, 10:20 PM   #7
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Sorry I have no pics. But my LFS used to have a display tank with a large garden with a few outstanding specimens of Aiptasia the size of a silver dollar. No exaggeration. I had no idea that was possible.

I do have a pic of a bubble algae the size of my eyeball. If they had a category for these at the annual county fair I'd enter it and undoubtably be the proud owner of a blue ribbon. I'll see if I can find it.


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Old 02/04/2016, 04:58 AM   #8
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I don't have any giant Aiptasia but I once had a world record (according to my reefing buddies) Valonia bubble that was exposed when I tore down my 90 to move to my 210. Earned me my dubious title and lots of kidding and laughs.


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Old 02/04/2016, 06:31 AM   #9
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Old 02/04/2016, 06:46 AM   #10
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Holy cow, that thing's enormous!

How many times you heard that?!


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Old 02/04/2016, 06:49 AM   #11
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Holy crap!!!!!! Kill it, quick!


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Old 02/04/2016, 08:32 AM   #12
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Old 02/04/2016, 08:44 AM   #13
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I don't have any giant Aiptasia but I once had a world record (according to my reefing buddies) Valonia bubble that was exposed when I tore down my 90 to move to my 210. Earned me my dubious title and lots of kidding and laughs.
If I can find my photo I'm going to challenge you to a valonia shootout. Who's got the biggest bubble? I'm talking ping pong ball size as I remember. Its next to a can of Budweiser for perspective. I'm proud of the size of my bubbles and won't go down without a fight !!!


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Old 02/04/2016, 12:42 PM   #14
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If I can find my photo I'm going to challenge you to a valonia shootout. Who's got the biggest bubble? I'm talking ping pong ball size as I remember. Its next to a can of Budweiser for perspective. I'm proud of the size of my bubbles and won't go down without a fight !!!
Golfball? You had better do better than that! The one in question had squeezed into a cavity in the rock and expanded for who knows how long. It wasn't even really a perfectly round ball, more like an oblong mass.

I had an old picture from a digital camera somewhere.....hell I'm not sure I could find it if I tried. Maybe I could get my friend to sign an affidavit lol. He ran an aquarium mtc business and said he thought he had seen one bigger. That's why I'm just a Duke in the kingdom of Valonia!

Baron is still open!


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Old 02/04/2016, 01:37 PM   #15
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Well, you may have me there. Let me look around the tank and see what I can find!


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Old 02/04/2016, 02:09 PM   #16
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Wish I would have took pics of a old 75 gallon system I broke down because of bubble algae. That's all the thing was so much of it that when it all started popping on it's own it killed emerald crabs and fish because the water was so contaminated lol.


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Old 02/04/2016, 03:39 PM   #17
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I had one years ago about four inches tall and three wide come in on a polyp rock


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Old 02/04/2016, 06:34 PM   #18
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Here is my aiptasia scrubber:






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Old 02/04/2016, 07:38 PM   #19
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Here is my aiptasia scrubber:



Aiptasias are being sold in our LFS too. That's the exact look it has. They've been selling it at 4-5 per $1 :0000. They labeled it as "glass anemone"

What's weird is lots of people buy them


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Old 02/04/2016, 10:03 PM   #20
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I have zero aiptasia in my tank or sump, but my overflow looks a lot like DiscusHeckel's pictures. I have a CBB but there were none in the tank before I got him. Weird, I don't have an explanation for it.


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Old 02/04/2016, 11:47 PM   #21
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Aiptasia is so contagious you can contract it just by looking at pictures of it. The aiptasia scrubber pics made me LMBO! No food or poop is getting passed that overflow uneaten. How beneficial!


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Old 02/05/2016, 02:43 AM   #22
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Mojos I hate them. Been the biggest pain in th r [email protected] .


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Old 02/05/2016, 10:26 AM   #23
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This entire thread is making Baby Jesus cry... yes... he's crying.


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Old 11/12/2016, 11:40 AM   #24
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Someone take a nice macro shot of a healthy one please.


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Old 11/12/2016, 11:50 AM   #25
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Aiptasia is so contagious you can contract it just by looking at pictures of it.
Thats almost true.


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