Aiptasia on LR

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  1. Jog

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    I bought LR from a guy with Aptasie on it. I have put the LR in a dark container filled with salt water. How long would it take for the Aptesia and spores to die? Or is there a better way to clean the LR?
     
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  3. Neil H

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    Inject them with Joes Juice... kills them in an instant !!
     
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    What about the spores? I don't want to introduce them to my system.
     
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    not sure about that .... wait for one of the guru's to comment !
     
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    Joes juice is useless

    I went and wasted my money on joes juice. It don't work at all. The little pests just eat it, sulk for a few days then come back strong as ever. I am being over run with them and am thinking about nuking them with hydrochloric acid.
     
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    I don't think putting them in the dark will do anything, the are not nennies that need light. Nuke them.
     
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    Jog i agree with Shaun nuke them
     
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    "Nuke" is a unknown term for this boertjie.
     
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    agree it doesnt work!

    nuke means to inject them or other means to get rid of them, like a nuclear bomb:thumbup:

    i take the rock out the water and burn the basturds :wave2:
    100% fool proof
     
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    Thanks gaz19 for the explanation, and a gas flame will probably do the job.
     
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    just try and burn only the aptasia and not the whole rock, risne it in some saltwater afterwords and your good to go :thumbup:
     
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    Ill try that tomorrow.
     
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    ............ in your opinion and experience of course ;)

    I have on the other hand had excellent results with this product, but each to their own !!
     
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    Just noticed my first aptasia:p

    It's stuck on a piece of liverock that my green hamer coral is on. What would be the best way to get rid of the oke or should I just leave him:whistling:Would prefably not like more to spread and get hold of my tank
     
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    Aiptasia x by red sea works really well, they chow it and the next day they are gone, never had a problem with spores like with joe's juice, where it would make the anemone pop and release its cargo.
    Or you could take the rock out and torch it like mentioned :thumbup:
     
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    Kalk paste with a syringe works! And is a spectacular event watching your aips explode ;)
     
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    Cool, I'm going to physically remove the piece that the aptasia is sitting on as I don't want to risk any more spreading:pI've always been very careful when it comes to these okes so have never had to deal with them myself:whistling:

    I've got a couple on another piece of liverock in my extra tank that I'm going to play with:1:
     
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    I've been testing vinegar. It's cheap and it really works. Put the vinegar in the microwave till it boils and inject with syringe. I've left a couple of aptasia on the rocks and they don't seem to spread. The nuked ones haven't returned either. So now I'll zap the last ones.
     
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    +1 on Aipatasia x
     
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    I have been using a syringe + needle with a mix of lemon juice and white vinegar... seems to have worked like a charm... with no side effects on anything else (as far as i can tell). Just shove the needle into the aiptasia and give it a few mills... dissapears in a flash :thumbup:
     
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