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  1. denrzn

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    hi guys

    please can you advise me if this is good or bad for my tank, i came on a colony of star polyps and im worried that its going to take over

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    its the brown tree like thing
     
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    Middle of second pic?
    Sure it is not Aptasia?
     
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    i guess its bad stuff, i have one right in the center of my star polyp
     
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    Thats Aiptasia. VERY BAD!! Remove the rock from your system. You are going to need to stop any spread of its daughter colonies. There are a few methods to kill them, I battled with them for years
     
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    what is the best way to get rid of them i hve 3 that i can spot
     
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    Aiptasia.-x, joes juice, or white vineagar.
    The first two are commercial products. Follow the instructions.

    For vineagar, use an insulin syringe, and inject into the mouth or base. Do not use more than 1 ml per 100l water volume ( take into account rocks volume)
     
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    im going to take this rock out of the tank, but i worried theat the star polyps are going to die

    will vinegar kill the polys as well
     
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    vinegar is a low PH, will basically dissolve the aiptasia or any other living organim you inject with it. But still better option than Aitasia-X due to a very fine needle.
     
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    thanks guys

    im going to operate in the morning lol
     
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    so focus. Have a steady hand. Inject the aiptasia, not the polyps. Take your time.
    Remember that the vinegar dissolves the aiptasia. So will not work is you inject it quickly.
     
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    I am currently trimming my polyps using vineagar. They are taking over my rock and smothering my mushrooms and zoas...
    I only inject the button polyps, and the mushrooms inbetween are fine, as long as I keep the needle away from them ;)
     
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    I'm going take them out from the tank and treat them in a separate container, and we are talking abt normal vinegar (white )
     
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    Yes, normal white (clear) vineagar
     
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    i murdered 73 of the bastards yesterday:)
     
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    Unlucky that you have so many!
    Lucky that your system is big enough to handle such mass murder ! :)
    I can do at most 5 a day... :(
     
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    That's going to triple life sentence lol
     
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    I'm not seeing what you guys are seeing? Why is it bad? That tree like brown thing on the rock? I've got one in my tank too.
     
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    Part 1...Know the Pest
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/PIC/article.cfm?aid=294

    Part 2...Removing the Pest
    http://www.liveaquaria.com/PIC/article.cfm?aid=295

    http://www.reefcorner.com/SpecimenSheets/aipatasia.htm
     
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