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  1. tiny aiptasia's everywhere 
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    Hi,

    I dont have any livestock in my tank yet so don't have the lights on often. Today I switched the lights on to find literally hundreds of little aiptasia's all over my rock and the sand.

    What should i do?

    thanks
     

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    you could use aiptasia x or joes juice.
    or you could get some peppermint shrimp or a aiptasia eating filefish
     

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    are you sure that they are aptasias?
     

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    i have just nuked a load with lemon juice/vinegar worked a treat for me
    My tank http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/s...d.php?t=414947

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    bugger to have to deal with all them in a new setup.. i had only 1.. where did you get your rock ? i would be having a word..
    aptasiax etc like Rscarl suggests
    my Aquarium..such as it is....Fluval Vicenza 260Ltr, deltec mce 300 skimmer, 40Kg Fuji Rock, 2x Tunze 6100 and korollia 2800 for surface, DD phosphate reactor with eheim compact 1000 pump.
     

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    Any idea what caused such a large number of to appear overnight? Could it be anything else that looks like a tiny aiptasia?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul n View Post
    i have just nuked a load with lemon juice/vinegar worked a treat for me
    interesting paul.. what ratio of vinegar /lemon juice / did you inject them ?
    my Aquarium..such as it is....Fluval Vicenza 260Ltr, deltec mce 300 skimmer, 40Kg Fuji Rock, 2x Tunze 6100 and korollia 2800 for surface, DD phosphate reactor with eheim compact 1000 pump.
     

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    I've had this rock for a while now, only had a couple of big ones that i burned down completely. God this is freaky. It looks like an aiptasia but very thin. i can see the tentacles
     

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    probably the way the shop had been rying to get rid and spread them. i tend to use a blow torch on mine and rinse of the remains as they can spread really quickly. this will kill the rock aswell so will take time to grow back i just love the smell lol
     

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    when burning them you have to give it some billy big balls and get the flame to the route of the aip for a while to really make sure its dead also make sure its spat all its water out
     

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