Aiptasia Nuking - please help urgent

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  1. Wolve

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    hi guys i need some help i have a little aiptasia infestation, i want to try to kill them of using joes juice or aiptasia-X the problem i have is that my Green bubble tip sits on one of the rocks that has monster aiptasia. so the question is will my anemone be in trouble.
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    aiptasia-x works :) better than that get a peppermint shrip :thumbup:
     
  4. neil.h

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    +1 on Aiptasia-X

    Got 2 small peppermints and I never see them...
     
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    My 1 ate all the small Aiptasia, for the bigger ones you will need to use aiptasia x
     
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    A R2 coin eats more aiptasia than my peppermint which i also never see much
     
  7. Wolve

    Wolve Thread Starter

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    would love to get a peppermint shrimp but my lion would just have an expensive snak. no comments about adding aiptasia in the water with my GBTA there
     
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    Wolve, it shouldnt be a problem. The GBTA may close up and sulk a bit but it wont kill it
     
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    Just make sure the Aiptasia- X doesnt touch the nennie. You should be fine then
     
  10. Anemone

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    How close is the BTA to the aiptasia? You can also try to irritate the BTA so that it does close up before you use the aiptasia X.

    I have two very bold peppermint shrimps. I see them several times a day. My others (different tank) I see every few months.
     
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    I've used all and so far the best solution is to shock them - search for the thread "aiptasia LR" good luck
     
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    Just shove the needle with aiptasia-x down the bugger's throat, making sure u dont hit the other coral. Kills them 9 out of 10 times. And the 1 who survived gets a second shafting!!!
     
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    Yup... Aptasia X works like a bomb. Just be sure to cover the damned aptasia in the stuff! Don't be shy!

    My peppermints demolish aptasia. I had an infestation and they, as well as the Aptasia x destroyed the entire population!
     
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    hi there like slagter says yes it works, but you got to use it as the website shows first feed it then inject it and do not clean of the white powder thats left behind ,i killed of more than 100 in a clients tank
     
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    thanks alot for the replies guys, will give it a shot this weekend.
     
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    Or get a copperband... but reading your posts again dont think it will work with the lion...

    I used Joe's juice and my nennie still fine
     
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    the aptasia X works well but you have to follow the instructions to the T . turn off powerheads ,cover the entire mouth area and do not be shy with it as it was stated above . if you just squirt a little on the head it will actually spread the aptasia but if you cover the entire head it will die ! dont get overwelmed as you can do some today and then a bunch tommorow etc etc . just be careful not to get it directly on anything that you want as it will also kill corals so be aggresive but careful at the same time . good luck my friend .
     
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    I've build one over the holidays and zapped one for testing, next day it was back so I upgraded my power supply. Zapped it again and gone!!! so I started hunting Aiptasia. Workes lekka for me "clean" "quick" and fun too :devil:
     
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