Aiptasia Question Here...

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  1. Garethmur

    Garethmur

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    Howzit,

    I think i got 1 lil Aiptasia thingy growing on 1 of my pieces of LR, I have gathered that this is a bad thing, but can someone tell me why, what does it do thats bad or why is it bad? should i like tear it off the rock or what?

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  3. Sentari

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    Hi Gareth

    Aiptasia is like a weed. It also stings corals and fish. It also breeds like rabbits.

    Kalk + vinger and ro water in a syringe shoudl sort it out.

    Just spray a little in its mouth and it should die. Hopefully its doesnt multiply.

    you dont have much in your tank yet so i would do it now.
     
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    thanks for the reply...
    whats kalk, do i get that at a pet store or chemist? how much kalk and vinger gets mixed with howvmuch RO?
     
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    i personally put some kaklk powder over the area, it gets thick like porridge when wet and it smothers the aptasia.. the rock will regenerate once the kakl powder has been washed/syponed off after about a week. i like to be sure its dead :)..
     
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    Garethmur Thread Starter

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    ok, but what is this kalk stuff, do i just ask the pet store or do i ask a chemist? and i jus got my first lil fishy this weekend, a lil blenny, is it ok to use this stuff with him in the tank?
     
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    Its called slaked lime from the chemist.

    i used 1ml slaked like with 1 ml vinegar and 3 ml ro water. Shake it up into a past and squirt the bastards :)

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    Ya one little aiptasia killiing wont affect anything
     
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    Thanks, and my lil fella will be ok?
     
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    thanks, only saw your 2nd reply after.... ill nuke the lil bugga as soon as i can get the stuff....
     
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    Hi Guys

    just a question. i know if you have 100's of them they are a pain but if you only have 1 or 2 what is the harm. from what i have read they are actualy very good water filters.
     
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    Nick, destroy the 1 before it become 100's. They multiply overnight.
     
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    Get rid of them. They spread like wild fire and can harm other corals and fish. I normally use a syringe and some concentrated lemon juice. Take the rock with the little bugger out if you can. Place it in a bucket of tank water and jab him with the syringe while injecting the lemon juice. Leave the LR in the bucket for a while. Rinse in another bucket of water and place back in DT.
     
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    The chances are that if there is one that you can see there are already 5 that you can't unless the visible one was added in with a new piece of LR recently. We don't like to kill anything in marines but aptasia is a definite exception!
     
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    My copperband seem to be eating my little one's. Hence i got the copperband. Just remember these arent the easiest fish to keep and feed.

    I'm luck i got one that was eating at the LFS. He's loving the tank.
     
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    Lekka, I got the suff yesterday, but im gona upload a pic jus to make sure im not gona be nuking an innocent... will upload tonight, also made a coowl nuke tool last night will upload pics of that aswell...
     
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    Copperband on my wishlist.
     
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    I agree!
     
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    Is this the bad lil fella?


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    But a see the lil guy is gone now, could it be that my lil blenny got a taste for it?
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    That would be it yes. The blenny won't touch it. It's probably just pulled back into the rock.
     
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    Oh and my nuke tool, that it seems im not gona get to use anyway...

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    Jus slapped together with what I had lyin around... ja ja could be neater.... Next time!
     
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