Aiptasia

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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey Mass
    I started cycling my tank yesterday, I bought live rock from a guy shutting down his tank.
    Last night I added the live rock then about an hour later I added some special blend.
    When I got home this afternoon I noticed that on most the live rock I have what looks like aiptasia.
    Should I let the cycling process carry on before getting rid of the aiptasia?
    All the live rock is in my sump was going to put in my display tonight.
     
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    Get Rid of those Bugger ASAP.
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    A bit late now, even in your sump it can spread throughout the tank. Yeah not a great problem to start with if they get a real foothold they almost impossible to get rid of. Sorry bug I've never successfully gotten rid of them but the most effective method seems to be a copperband or other butterflys but doesn't always work.
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Try give them a squirt of lemon juice when you move the LR up to the display.
     
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    Iheard about the lemon juice . Its too early to add peppermint shrimp to my tank ?
     
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    It looks like they coming out the worms on the rocks
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Those are just small feather duster.... Or that's what I call them. They harmless
     
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