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    New 65gal

    After loosing everythig from my small 30 gal. Tank I have upgraded now to a 65gal aquarium it's been about 2-3 weeks I have rock and water sand and snails going in there, I managed to us the rocks I had and and the sand so it's helped to begin the cycle on my tank.

    Now I was wondering. I have an aptasia problem, so I want to know if it would be to soon to put a load of peppermint shrimps in there to help solve this issue. I know they do a great job, but do you think it would be to soon?!
    I have been testing my water, params are proper, everything is doing great some of the little zoos that lived are starting to open up and ge some color again, I have 2 blue green Cromis as well as 10 Astria snails.

    Another thought, could I put a big cleaner crew in there just to clean up the rock eg. A couple emerald crabs, a cleaner shrimp, peppermint shrimp. And more snails.
    Any other suggestions for good hardy cleaners since I'm going to be going through all kinds of algea blooms in the next couple months?!

    I'm planning a reef so everything reef safe
    Thanks all

    Todd

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    I would wait another couple of weeks to make sure everything is stable in there... I think its a great idea to add a bunch of peppermint shrimps for the aptasia and snails, emeralds and acrabs for the rest of the tank. If the tank is full of algae... think about adding the dollowing in addition to the peppermints(5?).

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    while you wait i would start the war with aptasia x ( or similiar, only product that came to mind but there are loads ), it wont rid the tank of these pests but it'll make the job easier.
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    my copper banded butterfly did the job in one night in my 400g, and i was infested!
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    For your apstasia, once the tank has settled you could try some berghai nudibranches as apstasia is all they will eat. And if you keep snails and predators (fish) out of the tank they should get it cleaned up in short order.

    As for the suggestion of a copperband, it is still way to early for your tank as they are fairly sensitive. Also they are a hit and miss fish when it comes to apstasia so if you decide to try this route be sure that this is a fish you want regardless and are willing to put up with their other eating habits (fan worms, coco worms, etc)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck View Post
    For your apstasia, once the tank has settled you could try some berghai nudibranches as apstasia is all they will eat. And if you keep snails and predators (fish) out of the tank they should get it cleaned up in short order.

    As for the suggestion of a copperband, it is still way to early for your tank as they are fairly sensitive. Also they are a hit and miss fish when it comes to apstasia so if you decide to try this route be sure that this is a fish you want regardless and are willing to put up with their other eating habits (fan worms, coco worms, etc)
    well said, +1
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    i used jojuece, or even hot water with venigar. i hate to say this to you all i don't really have a aptasia, this majano anemone pissed me off and if you can't control all this it will spread really quick in your tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powder18 View Post
    i used jojuece, or even hot water with venigar. i hate to say this to you all i don't really have a aptasia, this majano anemone pissed me off and if you can't control all this it will spread really quick in your tank.
    I wonder if this would work on bubble tip anemone's. I've tried everything I can to get rid of the 9+ anemones I have taking over my tank. They've totally destroyed the entire right side of my tank, Nothing but sps skeletons and anemones.
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    i think i'm just going to wait a bit to put my peppermint shrimps, i tryed yesterday to put a cleaner in there and unfortunatly he has moved on to better places. was weird he just froze dead.
    other than that some things on my rocks are coming back, the fish that i recently bought are doing great, although i'm worried about ich for them. all of them eating and happily swimming.

    do you think it would be to early to put some emerald crabs in? i have about 20 someodd snails in there and they are doing great.

    thanks
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    Boil some water and lemon juice and inject it right into the stock of the aptasia it kills them dead. Then scrub the rocks well to make sure there is nothing left as they can grow back from the smallest mosel left behind. This is the fastest and cheapest way to rid urself of them. :b15:
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