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Post by blennieluvr on Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:19 am

I found another small one. It's not our first bout with the ugly stuff but, after hearing what happened to Val last time, I'm afraid to kalk paste it which would seem the easiest method to use. It's right next to a candy cane coral that I'd hate to stress or harm. Last time Jason took the rock out and gouged the whole area out and then we rinsed it off good. I'm not thinking that would go over well this time. I hate stuff like aptasia. Finally get the tank looking how we want and feeling good about algae control and we lose a fish and find pests!
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Post by Mn. reef crzy on Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:47 pm

aptasia is almost inevitable over time in the marine world. The best thing to do is try and find a natural way to control it. If you go to any saltwater store you will see they all have aptasia somewhere or another and that is how it is on corals you get from other people and other places if you were to go to these huge aquarium online stores they would have some somewhere too. The kalk pastes and joes juice work but the best things are
copperband butterfly fish
peppermint shrimp
vinegar
joes juice

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Post by brad on Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:07 pm

I just killed some with boiling RO water

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Post by GoingPostal on Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:49 pm

I've been kalking the few I've found as it seems to be more effective than lemon juice or hot water, you could also maybe superglue over it. I used a tiny needle with lemon juice for near zoos and stuff but they suck up fast!
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Post by Home_Depot on Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:03 pm

I have noitced that I am getting a few of these dang things to. I seen one on my kenya tree rock now the tree is dead so not sure if it stung it or what but the trunk of it is black.

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Post by Mn. reef crzy on Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:26 am

they show up, it is inevitable.

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Post by blennieluvr on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:56 am

I can't seem to keep shrimp long so I'm going to probably go with lemon juice or kalk paste I guess. I got by for so long without the stuff. Oh well.....

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