Not Algae but def nuisance

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by Donovan, 8 Jul 2011.

  1. Donovan

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    Ok so i jnow that it isnt Algae but i am at my ends i have had it AIPTASIA
    So basically i want to eradicate aip tasia in my system 3 weeks ago i spent the weekend nailing every piece of aip i could find or see in the tank i used Aip X it was fantastic my tank looked good and i was pleased now i have small Aip growing in my sand bed i have small and large growing on every piece of liverock including the one or two pieces on the stem of my Pincushion
    so here is my plan i want to remove all the sand out of my tank with the live rock chuck it into the sun for a week or so, rinse thouroughly with RO then set up a bucket to reseed the dead rock for a couple of weeks
    there is just to much Aip for even peppermints to take on
    I do know that i will lose all life that was on or in the rocks including some cute little sponge things but when a rock has 30 to 40 Aip on it what can you do
    Now i am sure that the fish and Nennie will be fine running in the tank with the sump filter going i mean people do have FO systems

    CAN ANYONE OFFER ANY OTHER ADVICE FOR THIS I AM FINISHED
     
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  3. Braco

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    Although not many marine aquarists agree with me...i have seen my 6line wrasse eliminate my Aptasia..today i have nothing left...my 4 peppermint shrimps never really had an appetite for it anyway..
     
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    peppermints never work, or rarely i should say
     
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    Just remember that aptaisia spores are in the water. Meaning there are spores in your sump too. If you go the whole kill everything route, it will only be a matter of time before they pop up again as they are "hiding" in your sump.

    Hope this made sense:lol:
     
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    killing aiptasia forms part of my every 2 weeks routine :p
     
  7. Donovan

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    So basically put the lights in my sump on and see what pops up
    mabye take about 2 cm on the gravel top in the sump out i really want to get rid of it
     
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