Zapping an Aptasia with a wand.

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  1. RiaanP

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    We played with Aptasia wand during this weekend Pretoria meet up...

    Victims was a big aptasia. He was deep inside a hole.
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    After turning the rock slightly
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    The victim was deep inside a hole, the last part of him saying goodbye.
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    And just for the fun we killed another one with Vinegar.
    OK this one was easily accessible and not in a deep hole.
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    Which works better, the wand or the wine?
     
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    You evil!!!!:tt2:
     
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    When you feed them apple sours, do you push the needle down the gullet or into the side? How much per aip?

    Soz for the noob questions!

    Thanks!
    Riaan
     
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    1ml vinegar per 100L;), but you don't need much to kill it just a little squirt.
     
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    With the wand it took a while to kill that one, but it is a big one and it was in a deep crevice. So it is a bit unfair comparing the wand to the injection as the injection victim was easily reachable.

    Depends on your level of joy. The wand is super cool. But after a couple of months, could still be enjoyable. The injection is just as pleasurable. But it normally runs out just as you are nuking that last piece of the aptasia. Recommend loading 2 syringes and then go in for the kill.

    I found multiple stabs and each time injecting a little bit a lot more effective. Also lifting the rock out of the main flow helps a lot. No point in washing the vinegar away before it can dissolve the aptasia.

    With vinegar you can only use 1ml per 100L total system water volume per day. The wand instructions say do not use more than 30 minutes a day. But that must surely be related to the tank size as well. Seeing that you are actually doing a chemical reaction in the tank, a nano I will not go for 30 minutes (10 max?), on a 1000L I will go on an hour long killing spree easily. Maybe @Paul B can give a better guidance on time spend with wand compared to tank size.

    I reckon that it is also a lot better to nuke them outside your system. Next water change dump the old water in two buckets. Use the one bucket to either zap or inject them, the other bucket to rinse. That way you can easily exceed the limits and become a glorious serial killing machine.
     
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    I'm getting worried about you @RiaanP
     
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    :lol:

    FOR GREAT JUSTICE!
     
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    To get a angel is much easier :)
     
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    hey guys, if you use a needle and syringe - is it easy with the vinegar?
     
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    yes, use insulin injection. 1ml. Needle is very fine.
    buy 2, they are really cheap.
     
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    The onley problem with the wand is if the aiptasia is situated underneath the LR then its a bit dificalt to get to them if you dont have a helping hand. You need someone else to lift and turn the rock so you can nail them.
     
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    I am going to built me a small tank, and stock it with aptasia. I srart with one aptasia for a year.:blush::eek:
     
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    I made those recomendations based on my experience with my tank. You may be able to use the device all day with no harmful effects but I wanted to put something in the instructions and I know it can safely be used for what I recomended because my wife uses it much longer than that. She doesn't care one bit about majano's or aiptasia but she says it is relaxing so she does it to relax.
    It works much better on majano's than aiptasia only because majano's are not as fast and don't disappear so quickly or completely into the rocks.

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    Lol, does your wife sleep with a .45 under the pillow? :)
     
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    No, thats why she has me. If a burgler breaks in, she pushes me towards him while she jumps out the window.
     
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    Hi All, I know this is an old thread but where does one get a wand from and what is the cost ?
     
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    Also, if injecting them with vinegar kills them then does dosing vinegar help keep them away ?
     
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    Nope.

    The vinegar works by being a very low PH, at the point of it being injected into the aiptasia. Just adding vinegar to the water column would dissolve it so fast that it will not affect the tank PH. Unless you add enough to lower the tank PH to 7 or lower, but by then everything would be dead anyway.

    Not sure.
    The one I got came via a reefer who packed up, he got it directly from @Paul B
     
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