Aiptasia killer?

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  1. Nsteyn

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    Here is a nice link if you are struggling with some aiptasia.

    aiptasia control

    What do you guys think about the Sodium Hydroxide method??
     
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    I suppose it really depends if Sodium is bad in the water column ?

    Also would have to e careful of corals nearby.
     
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    ya i would be worried about the sodium as well. if that could be confirmed to not have an impact then it could be worth following up. has anyone tried this method?
     
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    The best method is.... a Copperband.

    all gone. And my Copperband is trained to take frozen food.
     
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    Any reports of a spotted rabbitfish controlling Aiptasia? :bigear:
     
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    Agree, had plenty big and small, all gone within a few weeks, cool fish.:thumbup:
     
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    I got a peppermint shrimp a few days ago to help control my aiptasia. It's been hiding since and hasn't eaten anything.
     
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    Same happened with mine then he died... Good luck
     
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    Yip. Def a peppermint shrimp.
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    cant always count on the peppermints, especially if you're feeding the tank regularly. Why would they eat weeds when they can have steak? lol Boiling water works well by syringe if there are corals around, also kalkwasser does the trick. If they're really bad... superglue em!!
     
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    superglue? Now you starting to worry me... Tried the kalk thing... zapped them in the mouth they closed... Then they came back with revenge...
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    just dab some superglue on with a q tip. works every time. but if you have alot of them.... try a scat or butterfly.
     
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    well thats a first time I hear about that.. inside the water outside.. come on tell us more :p
     
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    softiegirl Zoa queen!

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    do it inside the water, use a q tip or an orange wood stick (manicurist talk), put a small dab of glue right in the mouth and it will be gone. this is good if you have them in the middle of zoa colonies and do not want to damage them by other methods. works like a charm!
     
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    Very nice info Softy Tnx! - now to test it :D
     
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    10/10 Short and sweet.:thumbup:
     
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