Urgent help needed Acropora Flatworm

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  1. Trident

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    Hi,

    I have Acropora Flatworms on my Flowerpot coral and they are spreading onto other corals now. I have read that i can use a drug called "levamisol" as a dip or even an iodine solution dip. I'm hoping to get another animal into the tank to eet them but so far i've been told that a 6 line wrasse can do the trick but i already got one in and it's not helping.

    Anyone got idea's?
    Kobus
     
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    dipping the corals in iodine solution should be the quickest fix....and safest bet, a wrasse is not guaranteed to eat them
     
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    Man, Is there a "best idea of the month" award? Cos i think i might get it.

    I have solved the problem! No more worms in my tank!

    1) No corals damaged
    2) All or 95% of worms gone!
    3) No chemicals used
    4) No corals removed
    5) No special fish added to eet them
    6) Best of all IT ONLY TOOK 10 MIN TO DO!)

    I can not upload any pics now but i will soon

    What i did is make a vacuum cleaner with a small pump with a filter added to the exit point of the pump so i can suck them up and they get filtered out at the end. Simple; fast; effective!

    I call it "THE DEWORMENATOR"
     
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    Lol

    When i see a nudibranch on my zoas they get squashed between my thumb and forefinger, instant death and LOTS of gratification :p

    Just gotta wash the hands then :p
     
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    But now that you mention it, my gravel filter pump will work also using your method ;)
     
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    MMMM it does not matter how u do it as long as the "stuff" that u wanna remove can be removed via filter pad or even mambrane. It all depends on u.

    Told u guy's it's a "idea of the month":thumbup:
     
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    come up with something that can suck up a sea spider then I'll give that award to you :tt2:
     
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    How big is it?

    If it's in the sand and u have fine sand it might be possible to make sone kind of conventional vacuum like those ones used on tropical tanks but with a kind of sive or grid to remove them. have u got a pic?
     
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    just a few mm...but it has a death grip from hell!
     
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    do u think u can scrub them off with a small brush? if u can then u can always make a vac pipe with a brush attachment?

    i'm really trying for that award!
     
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    don't think so...first one I removed I nearly take of the zoa polyp it was holding onto...
     
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    eish!?:confused1::confused1:
     
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    and the award goes to..............................................
     
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    aaaahhhh the critics are so harch! But let me think about it!! there must be a way.
     
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    cool, I'm gonna hang on to that award in the interim....;)
     
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    can u send me a pic ??
     
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    Well done Trident, glad to hear you came right. Hope the six line will start working for you soon as when they do eat them, they are very effective at it.
     
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    Thanx for your input this morning Alan!! There was about 200 to 300 of them and with my filter i took them out in 10 min without even taking the effected corals out.
     
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