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Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by mandarin, 23 Nov 2009.

  1. mandarin

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    Heloo all reefers, It was me, my syringe and lemon juice VS aiptasia.
    They don't look good anymore, must i remove them by hand or let them be.
    Any suggestions.
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    If they do not look to happy, they will recover. And if they are too stressed, they will multiply. They are bastards....

    Big ones aesy to kill, little ones are another story. They always come out again.

    Been there, Done that, got more than I used to have. :(
     
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    With lemon juice they will just re-appear or multiply.
    Best is to use pool acid, about 0.1ml per aiptasia and have fun watching them boil away!
     
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    MidasBlennie, the pool acid, how safe is that for nearby star pollyps and zoa's.

    I got some aptasia in between my zoa's, Right dead center. Actually I believe its foot is on a poor little zoa.

    I got myself a Copperband. Going for his third week this Thursday. But not eating Aptasia yet. He is pecking at some rocks, but can not make out if he is going for baby small ones or some other stuff. Luckily he also eats frozen bloodworms and mysis shrimps.
     
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    You have to inject into the aiptasia so not a worry for close corals. It is sometimes hard as they retract quickly but a steady hand and patience and all will be fine.
     
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    Hmmm, this is an interesting idea, i've been attacking them with boiling vinegar and have had fair success but many failures with the bigger guys . . . Maybe i'll give it a try. Do you use an insulin needle/hypo ?
     
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    Ive been using Joes Juice with great results - a little expensive, but very worth it
     
  9. mandarin

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    Sorry got the title wrong :(
    Thanks for the info, will sort them out.killkanga
     
  10. Slummies

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    i hear urine works
     
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    Depends on how much acid is in your urine, and what and how many you drank the night before...
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
    ya slummies:yeahdude:
     
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    Yeah, a little 1ml syringe full should do 10 or so.
    I wouldn`t do any more than that at a time unless the tank volume was above 100 litres tho.
     
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