Strange black flower looking thing

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  1. MouseMan

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    Hi guys
    Can someone please identify this for me. good or bad??

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    Aiptasia...bad
     
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    Thank you. Can I just pull it out or do I have to remove the rock and remove it
     
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    Can I just remove it without taking apart my rockwork
     
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    Read the article in the link in my post above.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    Just a tip on removing Aiptasia.


    If I can get the rock out of the tank with easy, I use one of those small gas torches to just burn the Apstia. Great fun and they never return.

    If the rock is not easy to remove I use Aiptasia-X
     
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    Thank you. Will try it
     
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    remove rock
     
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    that aptasia looks like it is relativley easily accessed and exposed, so i would use an injection of kalkwasser and direct inject it in the tank, quick and easy. But i would also have a careful look at the rest of the rock and try kell ANY you can see now while the population is small, they are simply the biggest pest we have in salt water tanks, and getting ontop of a population before it runs away with you is definatley worth doing.

    PS there is lots of info on the web on ways to get rid of them, and lots of ways, the most common consensus with aptasia is that they must go!
     
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    Noooo dude not a good idea. Aptasia is toxic & if you inhale the fumes it can do serious harm to you & those who around who inhales the fumes too...
     
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    I smell a new drug going to be manufactured soon...

    It will be called AipTox. :rofl:
     
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    Lol will you be the drive force behind it?
     
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    Yes...setup shop in my garage mwahahahaha

    AipTox for the masses! Viva!
     
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    Ap-taze it with an aip-tazer!!
     
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    Shhh! No derailment or we get the Ban.
     
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