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Is it possible or probable that an Aiptasia would attach itself to the glass of the tank ?
 

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Very much so, glass even in the substrate at the bottom of the tank. Have had them attaching to my sea weed to get to the light.
 

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Is it possible or probable that an Aiptasia would attach itself to the glass of the tank ?
Very muchly, the weirs in my last tank had hundreds of the little darlings, didn't get to the display tank though.
 
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Then I might have an infestation. Whats the best way to tackle them ? Have found another 2 but I am sure there will be more yet undetected.
 
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Then I might have an infestation. Whats the best way to tackle them ? Have found another 2 but I am sure there will be more yet undetected.
Brentnorm. I got some Elimi aptaia from SIMS and an injection. One by one you zap them in the centre. It works well and they dont come back again.Bit of a pain to do but it works
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Joe's juice or the the traditional needle and super concentration kalk solution
 
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Yip you can,but Warr is right about the other stuff. I've heard that joes juice is pretty potent. Either way its a one by one job. 000202F7.gif
 

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Don't peppermint shrimp work, had about six in my display and aiptasia was about the only thing I didn't have a problem with.
 

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If they are on the glass i would just scrape them off with a blade, catch them in a net and throw them away.
 

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Stupid Q....but why is this Aiptasia considered a nuisance and why dont ppl like it?
 

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Aptasia's are very good if used/grown in a remote vessel connected to the tank. They are good for filtering water, but bad for other corals ;)
 

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Aptasia's are very good if used/grown in a remote vessel connected to the tank. They are good for filtering water, but bad for other corals ;)
Yep, as long as you have a very efficient UV on the return, there is no way the Aips can get into your display tank.
 

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