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    Need Identification

    What are these things. They are multiplying like crazy in my tank. One person told me they were some sort of anomene. Is this right. I think they are Majano anemones . Just found something similar.
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    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    I believe I am right to say this is a Majano anemones. How do you kill these buggers. Is there a natural predator, like a pepermint shrimp or do I have to go the joe juice way?
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    they sure do look like majano. try either joe's juice / vinegar / kalk paste and try to jam it right in the ugly buggers. you'll need to be careful if you have corals or clams close by though and try to limit the amount you pump into the tank.

    unfortunately there may be some living behind the rock so they may come back so you'll have to keep on it for a while and as far as i know there are no natural predators.

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    Why would you want to kill them?
    if they are multiplying, sounds like your tank is spec on to replicating a nice sea environment for Everyone 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGGUNSAR View Post
    Why would you want to kill them?
    if they are multiplying, sounds like your tank is spec on to replicating a nice sea environment for Everyone 8)
    they are a pest that will reproduce until they cover every inch of the tank, leaving no room for coral or anything else. they need to be killed before they take over the tank.
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    yes.. nuke those evil things asap.
    i've used both joes juice and kalkwasser paste with a seringe.. both great success.. either directly in the mouth or stab and inject.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    What is everyones take on Aptasia in a sump?

    Speaking of pests, I received some rock from my brother that was littered with Aptasia. I through it all in my sump until i get it under control. Would there be any benefit to keeping a crop of this stuff in the sump? What is Joe Juice? I use KMnO4 direct injection into these buggers.

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    yes, if you plan on leaving it in the sump, then yes.. its a great filter feeder and you can definititely keep it around. if you want to nuke them, both joes juice and a paste of kalkwasser work great.

    I keep mine alive in the sump. This has been proven in many books as being a good filter. people actually grow them for this purpose.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    well I may brave the weather outside and get myself a bottle of joe juice today.
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    Turn your pumps off while injecting the Joes Juice. That way it all goes into the amjano and not blown all over your other corals.
    Jason

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