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Old 03/21/2017, 08:38 AM   #76
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No Hermits nor tang picked at those Darn snails, they just graze over the rocks


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Old 03/21/2017, 12:16 PM   #77
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Fishes are like cats and people---tastes do vary. Mine was voracious and merciless.


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Old 03/21/2017, 01:37 PM   #78
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Good lord, can I borrow it


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Old 03/22/2017, 10:58 PM   #79
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It may be to early for me to say this but I have been micro scrubbing the tank with nano bubbles for about 2 months now and I have seen a significant decrease in V snail growth. I had a plague in my tank and several web formations feeding at night. now I see almost no web formations and very little new growth. I think the nano bubbles somehow are interfering with the snails feeding capabilities and irritating them. keep my fingers crossed...


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Old 03/22/2017, 11:26 PM   #80
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Good to hear,
Now please tell...what are those bubbles?
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Old 03/23/2017, 09:17 AM   #81
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google micro scrubbing bubbles reef and you will find plenty of articles on it. elegant corals started the method years ago. there is threads on here as well. tiny bubbles injected in the tank for several hours. I used a $10 air pump and a $5 wood air stone. helps pick up detritus from even the smallest of places so your skimmer can remove it. in addition it irritates some corals causing them to release mucus which in theory helps remove toxins from the corals. what I like about the scrubbing is it keeps the tank very clean.


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Old 03/23/2017, 09:40 AM   #82
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Question: If you pop off there tube with them in it still will they die or just come out and make another? I have been trying to use my fragging clippers to go into the tank and crunch the tubes. A few of the worms though just dart down into the very bottom of the tube and I kinda just popped it off the rock and it fell down into the rocks, was wondering though if it killed it or not????

I have done my best to glue over tubes as I find them but find it a lot faster to just use the clippers and try to crush them (in hopes I am smashing them and killing them).


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Old 03/23/2017, 10:39 AM   #83
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google micro scrubbing bubbles reef and you will find plenty of articles on it. elegant corals started the method years ago. there is threads on here as well. tiny bubbles injected in the tank for several hours. I used a $10 air pump and a $5 wood air stone. helps pick up detritus from even the smallest of places so your skimmer can remove it. in addition it irritates some corals causing them to release mucus which in theory helps remove toxins from the corals. what I like about the scrubbing is it keeps the tank very clean.
Fantastic, I have not heard about it
But sounds exciting, definitely I will check


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Old 03/23/2017, 10:42 AM   #84
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Question: If you pop off there tube with them in it still will they die or just come out and make another? I have been trying to use my fragging clippers to go into the tank and crunch the tubes. A few of the worms though just dart down into the very bottom of the tube and I kinda just popped it off the rock and it fell down into the rocks, was wondering though if it killed it or not????

I have done my best to glue over tubes as I find them but find it a lot faster to just use the clippers and try to crush them (in hopes I am smashing them and killing them).
unfortunately they don't die, they just recoil to the far end of the tube.


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Old 03/23/2017, 08:40 PM   #85
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In my old tank there were thousands of vermatids, but they never seemed to really bother the corals.


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Old 04/28/2017, 11:17 PM   #86
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So there is no known way to kill these things?


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Old 04/29/2017, 08:22 AM   #87
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Hey Vinny
Probably there is....
But haven't found it yet,
I have been searching the net long and wide
With not success ... I don't want to tear the tank down
Corals are growing all over the rocks, that means I have To sacrifice many corals


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Old 04/29/2017, 09:43 AM   #88
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I have two mucus strings in my month and a half old mixed reef. I don't want these things to multiply and it sounds like they are very difficult to get rid of. Has anyone ever tried sticking a sewing needle down the tube to kill the snail?? My tubes are very small and my Spongode and encrusting Monticello's have grown around the tubes....


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Old 04/29/2017, 09:44 AM   #89
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Encrusting Monti .... stupid auto correct


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Old 04/29/2017, 10:22 AM   #90
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even if wrasse or anything eats the snails, the thousands upon thousands of ugly looking tubes are still left behind. Soaking in vinegar does not dissolve the tubes. I wonder if stronger acid will.


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Old 05/06/2017, 02:31 AM   #91
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I bought a used tank with a ridiculous infestation. I pressure washed all of the rocks to get the calcium tubes off, but I still need to remove them from the overflow. The tanks has been sitting empty for about a month and I've cleaned and bleached the rock from the old tank. Do I need to be concerned about any of them still being alive?


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Old 05/06/2017, 06:30 AM   #92
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Maybe not,
but what about they can trap water inside and survive the drought ???


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My tank had thousands of vermetid , they are everywhere, rock, coral, overflow, pump, skimmer,pipe. I'm going to rebuild my tank, my question is if I run the whole system two weeks freshwater , should I kill all the snail ?


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Old 05/06/2017, 03:55 PM   #94
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Personally I don't know, but it is a good question...
You should grab a few of those suckers
And give em a fresh water bath....
And monitor what happens


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[QUOTE=Isayso;25074496]Personally I don't know, but it is a good question...
You should grab a few of those suckers
And give em a fresh water bath....
And monitor what happens[/QUOT


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Personally I don't know, but it is a good question...
You should grab a few of those suckers
And give em a fresh water bath....
And monitor what happens[/QUOT


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Thanks,I already did yesterday,I put few in fresh water,put few in no water , see what happens


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Old 05/06/2017, 05:10 PM   #97
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Good to hear
Please keep us posted


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Old 05/09/2017, 06:31 PM   #99
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Having a few in my tank if they get big I will use a knife to scrape them off but I don't think they will do serious damage to the corals.


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Thanks,I already did yesterday,I put few in fresh water,put few in no water , see what happens


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what is no water? you mean to dry them out? or you want to say RO water?


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