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Old 12/10/2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Killing Aiptasia Off Live Rock In A Rubbermaid Tub (i.e., not in a display tank)

Can anyone recommend things to dose (or overdose) into a tub of live rock that will kill Aiptasia, but allow coralline algae to survive?

Adding livestock (e.g., peppermint shrimp, nudis, butterflies) is not an option as there is no filtering device on the tub.

1) Joe's Juice?
2) Kalk water?
3) Lemon juice?
4) Vinegar?

I'm looking for something to dose the entire tub with, i.e., not specifically target the Aiptasia.



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Old 12/10/2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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Fresh water.


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Old 12/10/2009, 03:03 PM   #3
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Won't the coralline algae die in freshwater?


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Old 12/10/2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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What you're looking for you will not find. There's only physical removal and completely killing off the rock. I'm not even sure that hypo 1.009 would do the trick. I know for a fact that "cooking" the rock in a dark system does not kill them.


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Old 12/10/2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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What you're looking for you will not find. There's only physical removal and completely killing off the rock.
.....oh, say it ain't so.


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Old 12/10/2009, 03:15 PM   #6
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I'm getting a colony of burges nudibranches and according to everyone that haves them they are great-its what they eat-aptasia!
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Old 12/10/2009, 03:18 PM   #7
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Can't add livestock....no filtering device.


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Old 12/10/2009, 03:25 PM   #8
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get a hypodermic needle and inject them one by one with 2 part CA. only thing that worked for me.


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