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    *Sigh* Aiptasia

    Well.. the 55 has Aiptasia
    Spotted 3 last night while doing inspection.
    There's two on the underside of an overhanging rock and one growing out of the top of the fluval internal..

    My Mom's partner is on dialysis and he was kind enough to supply me with syringes. Lemon juice, hot water or Joe's?


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    I use vinegar.
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    i agree vinegar or joes if you have it. if the problem purists, as it usually does because there may be some that you can't see, there are other live fixes that usually work. this can be done after the move as the critters are either really small or the beautiful CBB, which is better suited to the larger tank.
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    CBB - Copperband Butterfly?
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    CBB - Copperband Butterfly.

    I had one that didn't touch the stuff. It's hit and miss. The only sure cure is the berghai nudibranches which feed exclusively on aipstaisa. I know that Oakville Reef Gallery and aquavalley (sponser's :b2 both carry them.

    If you do the joes juice, vinegar, hot water or kalk paste solutions make sure you leave the lights on for 24 hours following. According to Dene at Coralscaping (the breeder of beghai) if the aipstasia is stress (killing is stressfull) they will attempt a spawing as soon as lights go out. The attempt to kill followed by lights out is the method they use to propagate the aipsasia they use to feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck View Post
    If you do the joes juice, vinegar, hot water or kalk paste solutions make sure you leave the lights on for 24 hours following. According to Dene at Coralscaping (the breeder of beghai) if the aipstasia is stress (killing is stressfull) they will attempt a spawing as soon as lights go out. The attempt to kill followed by lights out is the method they use to propagate the aipsasia they use to feed.
    very interesting, the survival instinct is incredible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck View Post

    CBB - Copperband Butterfly.

    I had one that didn't touch the stuff. It's hit and miss. The only sure cure is the berghai nudibranches which feed exclusively on aipstaisa. I know that Oakville Reef Gallery and aquavalley (sponser's :b2 both carry them.

    Good luck.
    How hardy are the nudibranches? I would prefer to use natural methods and not use substances not found in the ocean..
    Any sponsors willing to ship to Yukon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YukonChick View Post
    How hardy are the nudibranches? I would prefer to use natural methods and not use substances not found in the ocean..
    Any sponsors willing to ship to Yukon?

    these are the really small critters i was talking about, i only suggested waiting till after the move because they probably would get lost in the move.

    i'm pretty sure Dene at Coralscaping will ship them up to you, here's the link

    http://www.coralscaping.com/

    and remember you need to get two or more so they can breed but unfortunately they will die after the job is done because they only eat aptasia.
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    Gotcha, I already planned on not getting any livestock before the move!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipWreck
    If you do the joes juice, vinegar, hot water or kalk paste solutions make sure you leave the lights on for 24 hours following. According to Dene at Coralscaping (the breeder of beghai) if the aipstasia is stress (killing is stressfull) they will attempt a spawing as soon as lights go out. The attempt to kill followed by lights out is the method they use to propagate the aipsasia they use to feed.
    Wow. This is one useful piece of advise and trick. No wonder my aiptasias keep coming back as tiny individuals even I thought I had killed them all with kalk paste.

    I prefer kalk paste because it is cheap and kalk is otherwise added to my topoff water as alk and Ca supplements anyway. The Joe's Juice, although I heard is also effective, is kinda expensive at $15 a small bottle and it takes more than a few bottles over a long period of time to eradicate all aiptasia. Then they just refuse to die completely... :b12:
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