Aiptasia

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  1. brentnorm

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    Whats the best way of ridding a tank of Aiptasia ? Heard about Joes Juice, anyone get experiance with it
     
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    The best success I have had is with a Kalk solution, needle and syringe. Inject in the middle of the aiptasia and dead instantly :thumbup:
     
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    You just go buy kalk from the lfs ?
     
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    I buy from the chemist, called Slaked Lime (Calcium hydroxide) - Gebluste Kalk (Afrikaans)

    Way cheaper than LFS
     
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    And just inject in the base of the growth ?
     
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    Yip, normally right in it's mouth
     
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    How would you define its mouth. Dont tell me where his pearly whites are.:thumbup:
     
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    Like any nemmie, right in the middle of it's crown of tentacles

    LOL: Pearly whites :lol:
     
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    You think I can get it at the chemist on my medical aid ? :whistling:
     
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    AT R4 for 50g, you might find the excess a little expensive ;)
     
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    Thanks Warr, will give it a try.
     
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    Good Luck with your extermination.

    I find they need to be about the size of your thumb, to successfully inject. If they are too small, you upset it and it starts making babies.
     
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    shit , so I should let it grow then ? When does it start multiplying ?
     
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    When it gets damaged or under stress. The other way of doing it is take the rock out and boil.
     
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    the rock has a nice pincussion on it as well so I dont want to boil it.
     
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    You can also take the rock out and use some acid , then rinse the rock off.
     
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    nice idea, what acid do you use ?
     
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    Like normal pool acid ? you just rinse the rock off afterwards ? No residue ?
     
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    I would say you have to make sure you rinse really well, hate to no what Hydrochloric acid would do to your tank even in small amounts.
     
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