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  1. Jp1

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    20160222_191429.jpg Hi. Could someone please tell me what this is please.? And is it safe in an aquaruim? Im also new on marine aquaruims.
     
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    Looks like aiptasia. Pest.
     
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    Is it bad?
     
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    When it starts spreading and taking over your tank yes. Hard to get rid once it's gained a foot hold in your tank
     
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    Ok. Is there a way of getting rid of it without spreading it further?
     
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    Where is it exactly? Top of a divider pane or bottom pane of tank/sump?
     
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    Yep, agree with @Toolboysa definitely the dreaded aiptasia. What ever you do don't try and pull it out. This will just release more spores in the tank and make it worse.
     
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    Basicaly all in sump. Top and bottom and between panes
     
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    Can you maybe tell us what livestock you have in your display? Maybe something there that eats aip's.
     
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    Its not much. Ive got a couple of clowns, yellow tangs, scopas tangs, blue reagles, triggerfish, gobys, danzels, anemone, raz, crab and star
     
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    Dont know exatctly what type of crab

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    How long have you got your system for and how long has the aiptasia been in your sump?
     
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    About 2 months now and these aptasia about a month or so. I didnt know at first that these are pests.
     
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    You should maybe start a separate thread detailing your setup and couple of pics would be nice too. As for the aiptasia you can blast them with hot water using a turkey blaster or inject small amounts of vinegar (using a fine needle) in their mouths (but can only do 1 or 2 a day as this can effect your ph). You also get Joe's Juice or AiptasiaX which also kills them. You also get peppermint shrimp and a File fish that eats them but that is usually a hit and miss. Raccoon butterfly fish also eat them but are usually a problem with corals. I bought a Silver Scat and he got rid of them in my display, I still have in my sump which I now and then put in my display as a snack for him.
     
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    Thanks EFJ. I realy do apreciate the help. I will definately try the methods you mentioned.
     
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    We are all here to help, don't be afraid to ask. Alot of MASA members that can help with a variety of things. Also we all had to deal with aiptasia one time or another, just be patient when dealing with aiptasia.
     
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    I found this link on YouTube that that can help.

     
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    Thanks gaurdian. Looks easy enough.
     

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