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    Is this apstasia?

    Is this apstasia? If thats how you spell it?
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    It looks like it but the picture is too blurry to be sure, Jeeves

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    Yeah I know, shitty camera, It kinda looks like a polyp, but with anenome tenticles.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    although its blurry it still looks like a apstasia.

    I had purchased a rock back in December from a store and these little buggers came out from no where.

    Good luck getting rid of them.
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    I agree with Robin, it does look like aiptasia. The pic is blurry and there are other things it could be but if it was me I'd get rid of it just in case. I've been dealing with aiptasia in my reef tank for about 2 years now. Not fun - avoid if possible!
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    I just read that if you inject with concentrated lemon juice they will die in less then 2 days... I guess I'll give it a shot.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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    I see the picture now Cmarty. It does look like aiptasia. A little kalk dissolved in R.O. will kill it. Use one of those pointy syringes out of a Salifert test kit. Suck some up and inject it. It will take it in and die instantly. It will not be a problem if you kill it early and don't scrub it into pieces. They reproduce that way.

    I have not had a problem with aiptasia in this tank, so I am surprised. Sorry I didn't notice the hitchhiker.

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    I have been using Stop Aiptasia,with no luck so far,going to get a Copperband tomorrow with some peperment shrimp.

    A little note, a couple of days after the treatment of A.S I noticed the some tips of my tort bleached which was located under the Aipastia,I wonder if the A.S treatment had anything to do with it.
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    Reef Octopus SRO-5000SSS
    Reacteur Sulphur H&S Pour Nitrate
    2x Phosban 550

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    I'm going to chime in as devil's advocate and say an ID is not possible based on that picture.

    I would google aiptasia pictures and compare/contrast.

    Also watch to see how quickly it spreads/splits. If it doesn't, it may be some kind of polyp.
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    I looked up some pics and im 90% sure it is. Its just on a little rock so I soaked it in some lemon juice for a minute and the thing looks pretty much dead already. If it revives tomorrow its getting another longer soaking. But seems to be working well for now.

    The real way to do it is inject lemon juice but I have no syringes.
    55 Gallon w 22 lbs of live sand and 40 lbs of crushed coral.
    60 lbs of live rock. 220 watts PC lighting.

    Damsel, clowns, xenia, digitata, green star polyps, torch, zoo's, candycane, shrooms.

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