Aiptasia

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  1. Marjolein

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    Hi
    I ve been cycling my tank for 3 weeks now. And there is alot of aiptasia in my tank. The LFS said i must use lemon juice in a seringe? is this ok to do this? :whistling:
     
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  3. Allen

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    I have just one answer for you!!!

    Sort them out NNNNOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!! :kangakiller:

    The moment you give them the shortest leash they will take over your tank in less than an eye blink!!

    I also tried every single thing you could get in the stores and after about my third Copper Band it did the trick!
     
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    1/3 CBB is a poor way to kill aptasia in my view! :( Get slaked lime, or lemon juice or joes juice and inject them like its been said. Predatory controll for aptasia (especially in the beginning stages) is not a viable option in my view
     
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    Oh Definitely!! I agree 100% with crispin! I also would say predatory control is absolutely the last option to go for, That was just only my last resort to cut them down to a stage where I could get a grip on things again.
     
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    IMO Aptasia in the cycling stage is a good sign of a good start, It mean that the Tank is healthy that the aptasia is multiflying, on the bad side you have to erradicate them warm venigar, lemon/lime juice, Joe's juice or Kalkpaste.
    take advantage of it while the tank is still un-inhabited but monitor your parameter or do W/C
     
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    Sorry coraldiver I have 2 disagree I am not sure having Aptasia is a sign of anything....I have seen Aptasia grow in "hoorible " situations / water params. This is why it is so difficult to eradicate.

    Agreed with allen & crispen, predatory control is not an option in a tank 3 weks old, rather go for slaked lime (kalk) about six bucks from the chemist and works well

    marjolein while your tank has no inhabitants is the ideal time to get them under control as kalk messes aroung with your paramaters which makes it more difficult if you have inmates
     
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    I agree with FransSny, Aiptasia can grow and thrive in horrible conditions. Nuke them now before they get any worse.
     
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    Nuke them now or you will have tears later....
     
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    Is this on one particular rock, or is it on all of them? If its on one or two rocks, I would remove the rock, let it become "dead rock" then you can add the rock again down the road.
     
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    When i was experiencing aiptasia on one of my rocks i removed the rock and gave if a good scrub. Rinsed it of with fresh salt mixed and sump that rock. I never suffered of aiptasia again...
     
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    You have to be careful with scrubbing a rock with aiptasia. If you don't get all of it, you will only be propagating them.
     
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    Yes that is so tru...i guess that i was just lucky and at the time i never had enough knowledge...but my system have been up and running for two years now and no problems with aiptasia...
     
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    I'm sorry too you didn't get my point ;)
     
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    You've got to admire their tenacity and ability to survive despite all odds . . . for all of one second before nuking their asses.
     
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