Aiptasia problem

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  1. Paul Bassani

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    Good morning guys, hope everyone had a good weekend.

    I've got a problem with aiptasia in my tank and I have killed off a few using methods everyone has advised to use, but I just can't get all of them most of them are to small or sit in small holes.

    So to get to my question, does anybody have an aiptasia zapper I could borrow or buy if they aren't using it?

    Thanks in advance guys:)
     
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  3. Ishtak

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    Hey Paul,

    I have a zapper if you want to borrow it. I'm in Kensington so not too far from you. I'm in PE and Cape Town this week but I'm happy to help out when I get back :)
     
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    Where did you get the zapper?
     
  5. Ishtak

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    Imported it from the UK.
     
  6. Paul Bassani

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    Thanks a million I really appreciate it :thumbup:
     
  7. japie

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    Also have a problem with aiptasia, mixed vinegar with normal flower, not to think use a seringe and send it over the anemone works perfect and very cheap
     
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    do you mix it into a paste?
     
  9. ziguri

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    Sorry i dont have any zapper, but i have used lemon juice in the past and it works well plus its reef safe. Just warm up the lemon juice and inject the aptasia at the stem (not in the mouth) if you are able to see the stem or get a good shot at it of course :)
     
  10. Mr Smith

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    Too much hard work.
    Buy yourself a Peppermint shrimp R250.

    Cleared my whole tank of Aiptasia within 2 weeks.
     
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    They are hit or miss with aiptasia.
     
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    Worked 100% in my tank.

    The peppermint shrimp cleared my tank up in two weeks.

    Well worth the money and it is the natural way of doing it instead of chemicals.
     
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    Worked 0% in my tank but they are still awesome shrimp.
     
  14. tobiejvr

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    What does a zapper look like?
     
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    Ja but not to thick,jou must still be able to push it true the needle
     
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    You should make it so it still go's trough the needle.


    Regards,
    japie
     
  17. Raimund

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    Dose whatever you want - they will just regroup and grow back.
    After years of infestation I bought a File Fish - he loves Aiptasia and has annihilated them, as well as eating flakes.
    Another fish for FOWLR is the Raccoon Butterfly - loves Aiptasia even more !
     
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    I'll keep my hand on them, after one week it looks great, so will see. Yes I know, that the Racoon and allso the Local dubble shash loves Aiptasia, we catch them local every summer. The problem is they are both polip eaters
     
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    I had a huge aiptasia problem. Bought my self a silver scat freshwater fish (brackish water) and now no aiptasia in my display, only in my sump. Fish doing well and keeping everything in check.
     
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    I have used Aptasia X with great success - key is to get them when they are still small.
     
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    Whats a silver scat, were are they from and do they servive in salt H2o
     
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