vid of injecting aptasia

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  1. crispin

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    i thought id do a short vid of injecting aptasia with kalkwasser for those who are not sure how its done. I'll add to the video later (like how to mix the kalkwasser etc but here is the uneditted version). One can use a number of sollutions to inject into the aptasia, some commercially available products like 'aptasia X' (apparently very efective although ive never used it), boiling RO water (again ive never tried it) hot lemon juice etc. I just use kalkwasse as i dose it in my reef and thus have it easily available and it kills them so long as its a thick concerntrated paste. I mix a touch (maybe a teaspoon) of viniger to change the ph slightly and allow me to mix a greater amount of kalkwasser into the mix. I basically make it a thickish paste, so long as you can suck it up into the syringe. use a shap pointed metal needle so it slips into the body of the aptasia and give a small squirt....

    oh and the only good thing about aptasia......

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    I did this.. even took pics of every step to write an article... in the end around 80-90% of the shits came back :(
     
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    you have to set the needle deep in, right to the body if you can and give em more than you think. that fella in the vid is totally gone, no sign at all. Ive been aptasia free for two years now so as soon as i see one on a new frag i smack it before it starts reproducing and i get problems. No mercy at all with the things.
     
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    Does the Hot water way work aswell?
     
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    I tried that, I find that often it leads to the aiptasia releasing spores :(

    So you push the needle in the aiptasia? You use a sharp needle? Also doesnt the aiptasia close when you do it?
     
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    yes a sharp metal hollow needle. mind you i dont think you get many blunt end needles.

    the aptasia will retract when you first touch him (you see the one in the video did too) but they are soft skinned and you simply slide the needle into the body of the aptasia and inject it. really simple
     
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    I have a blunt end needle lol... :whistling: .. Need to get a sharp needle and try this :thumbup: .. Hope it works! (clicking thanks) :)
     
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    One more dead, do you actually stick the needle into the tissue, I mean does the needle break the tissue then pump the good stuff into it, I have always just covered the bugger.
     
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    Very cool :thumbup:

    P.S ...... did you notice the little s.o.b top middle slightly to the left??
     
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    I ‘ve been doing this for years except I use Kent liquid calcium...then I start to eject the calcium just before I put the needle in and then squirt one or two ml ...aptasia dies almost instantly and don’t have any chance releasing sperm the aptasia swivel up in to a slime gooey substance after a while ...good of you putting this video but guys will still not listen or speed read and do it wrong...the kalk you mix is also a strong mix that’s why it works...I think people don’t get results as they make a mix but not as strong....this tactic works 100% if done quick aptasia won't come back... 10/10 for your vid...R50 for you compliments ABSA..LOL
     
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    i put it into the bugger a good couple of mm and then inject a fair dose, i take no chances
     
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    The old enemy killkanga
     
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    there is a tiny fella that i cant get yet but he will be killed soonish.

    if you look carefully you'll also notice a stray leg from micro stars that live in that tank :)
     
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    Is it only me that the was the dumb @$$ thinking that was a vid?
     
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    It is a video, click on the post and it will take you to it.:)
     
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    Aptasia-x also works like a charm :thumbup:
     
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