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Old 01/13/2014, 01:08 AM   #301
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Old 01/15/2014, 07:46 PM   #302
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Just dosed 1st treatment of interceptor


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Old 01/20/2014, 09:18 AM   #303
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Can someone give me the concise info for the bayer dip (strength, exact product name, time, what it kills)?


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Old 02/04/2014, 03:28 PM   #304
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do red bugs always have a yellow body?? i have tons of little pods/bugs on my glass that appear to be clear with a little brown head. these are very small, small than a typical looking pod. any idea if they are harmful? thanks.


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Old 02/12/2014, 02:39 PM   #305
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Old 02/12/2014, 08:53 PM   #306
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17 SPS's are severely affected. I removed them from the 135g to the 40B because I will be able to better observe and care for them. These 17 may be lost as that's how bad they are. No or very little polyp extension, white coloration, brown out and tissue loss. Makes me sick as 3/4ths are high dollar sticks

I did a test of the ORA and YZ Red Planets...Lugul's for 5 minutes and then blasted them. I didn't find any flatworms, nudi's or eggs. That's good and I didn't see any signs on the other 15 SPS's. I didn't realize that RB's could reek so much havoc on them!

Stick keepers are great! I have been keeping them for about 5 years. I really like Milli's because of the polyps...I like movement in the tanks! I had just received in late September 13 new SPS's. Many of the 17 are those I dropped about a grand on them so......... But, I try to look on the positive side of things...things could be worse Over the years, I have had 2 tank crashes That's the worst!! Think I need to get a really good magnifying glass as my eye's just aren't what they used to be

I will Google AEFW's. Thanks again!
Is there a reason why you didn't just treat your tank? Sentinel doesn't hurt anything but your typical crustaceans. i.e. hermits, crabs, maybe urchin

Clams, anemones, corals, fish, cucumbers, snails, starfish will all be just fine. If anything I would have moved the inverts to the 40breeder instead. Pulling coral off rocks sounds like a pain.


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Old 03/27/2014, 01:04 AM   #307
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SPS pests and treatment options

Seems like borneman came up with the bright idea that using Interceptor(what we used then) on the whole tank harmed it in some way, the disruption of micro fauna from what I can remember, this typically recovers well in a few weeks. I never had An issue with pods etc... comming back. Removing crabs is a great idea. Also wait several weeks before reintroduction because the active ingredient takes a while to be fully eliminated from the tank.
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Old 04/01/2014, 07:24 PM   #308
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Harliquin shrimp will solve the issue & manual removal is pretty easy if you can spot them.
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Old 04/15/2014, 05:29 AM   #309
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I have a question. I have been toying with the idea of nuking my tank with interceptor. I have a couple of smooth slimed Sps that have either a copapods that iterate them or black bugs. My question is I have a beautiful large blue maxima and don't want to kill it. Is interceptor clam safe?
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Old 04/15/2014, 06:38 AM   #310
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Interceptor will not harm clams.


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Old 04/21/2014, 05:49 AM   #311
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Interceptor will not harm clams.
Thanks dosed and all pest are gone this stuff is amazing and my clam did t even blink during treatment.

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Old 04/26/2014, 01:25 PM   #312
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I know at the beginning of this thread a few people mentioned a temperature drop wiping out red bug infestations. Is there anymore info on this posted anywhere? On a side note I am not endorsing anything, but, I had a major MEN infestation which wiped out quiet a few montis in my tank. I threw away all infested colonies, except for two colonies that I really like. I started dosing flat worm stop about 2-3 months ago. I now have not seen a nudi in my tank for over a month. I can't be sure it was the FWS, but coincidentally my montis are reencrusting dead skeleton and coloring up. I will be sure to post if they do happen to come back.


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Old 05/02/2014, 11:58 AM   #313
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Has anyone tried a dip for red bugs that Dr. G's is selling? Supposed to have the same ingredients as interceptor.


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Old 05/06/2014, 05:30 PM   #314
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Is it possible to dip a large rock that has multiple sps corals on it? I worry about not getting all the pesticide out and it leaches into my tank, and harms my fish. I'm talking about the bayer dip.


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Old 05/11/2014, 11:37 PM   #315
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Completed 3 week Sentinel treatment for red bugs about a month ago with amazing success. I ran dosage higher than recommended, 1 largest sized tablet for 110g total water volume, each time.
No losses other than red bugs and pods.
No issues with wrasses or other livestock which could have consumed dead pods.
All 20+ acros/montis ranging from well develped frags to colonies are fine (if not better than ever) as well as 3 bubble tip anemones.
Orange linckia starfish is fine as well.


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Old 05/12/2014, 05:15 AM   #316
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I just wanted to follow up and say I treated as well no issues at all. All fish Sps and clam are doing fantastic. No more bugs at all and I have some great PE, do t know what they were but they are all gone.

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Old 05/15/2014, 07:31 PM   #317
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I know at the beginning of this thread a few people mentioned a temperature drop wiping out red bug infestations. Is there anymore info on this posted anywhere? On a side note I am not endorsing anything, but, I had a major MEN infestation which wiped out quiet a few montis in my tank. I threw away all infested colonies, except for two colonies that I really like. I started dosing flat worm stop about 2-3 months ago. I now have not seen a nudi in my tank for over a month. I can't be sure it was the FWS, but coincidentally my montis are reencrusting dead skeleton and coloring up. I will be sure to post if they do happen to come back.
Just to follow up on this I did find a couple more Nudis in the tank with very little damage to the coral. I'm going ahead with potassium permanganate dips for the montis. I'll let you guys know what happens.


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Old 05/18/2014, 04:45 PM   #318
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I know at the beginning of this thread a few people mentioned a temperature drop wiping out red bug infestations. Is there anymore info on this posted anywhere? On a side note I am not endorsing anything, but, I had a major MEN infestation which wiped out quiet a few montis in my tank. I threw away all infested colonies, except for two colonies that I really like. I started dosing flat worm stop about 2-3 months ago. I now have not seen a nudi in my tank for over a month. I can't be sure it was the FWS, but coincidentally my montis are reencrusting dead skeleton and coloring up. I will be sure to post if they do happen to come back.
Any chance you added a wrasse during this time?.
If not, MEN stand no chance against a silver belly or a banana wrasse.
All SPS tanks should have these…. but you might need the tank to be covered as they jump!.

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Old 05/19/2014, 05:23 AM   #319
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No wrasse. Something definately stopped them but now I'm experiencing a mini bloom an one colony again. I just got the potassium permanganate in the mail. Does anyone have experience with dipping potassium permanganate? I would love to know how to proceed.


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Old 05/20/2014, 08:21 PM   #320
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Hoping someone can id this. I have a monti confucia that has a large dead patch on it and this bug came off it when i dipped it. Any help is appreciated.




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Old 05/25/2014, 07:05 PM   #321
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Yesterday I dosed my tank with Dr G's coral dip, because I noticed some redbugs a while back on allot of the Acros especially ones that were not coloring up as much as the others. I disconnected my cryptic filter and fuge and will continue to run them separate for the next 6 days in hopes to starve out any red bugs that made it in there. I dosed my 60 gallon cube with 60 ml and waited 4 hours. At that point even though I could not see a redbug in site and my shrimp and porcelain and strawberry crabs were still alive so I dosed 10 ml more and waited 3 more hours after which I did a 75% water change with water I had previously adjusted to my tanks parameters. And am running about a 1/4cup of rox carbon. Today there is not one red bug in site my corals have amazing PE shrimp and crabs ok exept for the few hermits and a snail I didn't remove ( all others were placed in sump).I think I lost allot of small brittle stars that were blooming on the system, and I'm sure I lost all pods but I am incredibly happy with the results. I was planning on doing a second treatment next Saturday. What are your guys thoughts? If I don't see them any more should I do the second treatment or just connect the sump back up?


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Old 05/26/2014, 07:50 AM   #322
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Something went wrong if you are losing snails and starfish...


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The starfish must of been irritated but I see allot of legs popping out of there holes now. Corals all seem healthy, and still no sign of red bugs, I'm still considering the second treatment on Saturday, any thoughts?


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Old 05/27/2014, 06:20 AM   #324
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Three treatments are recommended.


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Ok so I'm going to administer the second dose tommorow, even though I have not seen a single red bug since the last treatment. The corals all are doing well even though the main tank has been disconnected from the sump for a week.


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