AEFW (Acro Eating Flat Worms) Start of Quaratine :(

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  1. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    Well I thought I would never need a quarantine but after this there will never be ANYTHING go in my tank again until it has been quarantined. Took the recipe that Melevsreef.com - AEFW | Acropora Eating Flatworms talks about on his web sight and got all hard corals out of the tank. I don't ever want to do this again. I will continue to dip every week for 8 weeks to allow all the eggs in the display tank to hatch and die while everything stays in the Q-tank. I put a wet/dry and a 250 MH over it to hopefully keep the color if they make it. I attached a picture of the green staghorn they started eating on. It had turned brown and was slimming all the time, glad I had the time to start the tank now because I don't know how much more time it would have made it.
    I would never wish this on my worst enemies, well maybe one or two...;)

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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Kill `em all and let God sort `em out :) We're about ready to set up a coral quarantine tank ourselves and it too will be our first ever q-tank. Hard to believe that frag swapping could do more harm than good aye :(
     
  4. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    I can't really believe how fast it took over the tank. Those frags were about 5 to 6 feet from each other. Those little bast**ds can move fast.
     
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    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Considering they only have one "foot," yeah, they do. ;D Does Melev's Reef say how long your main tank should be without corals to ensure that you're 100% rid of these pests?
     
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    Otty did you try the dog meds we gave you ? Not sure how it works just courious as to how it kills them off . Yes I brought that little Nano Cube home that was on the little ladder at the shop not sure you saw that ? But thats going to be what we use I need to build a light system for it as the crap that was in the top lasted almsot a yr LOL they suck on that design..
     
  7. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    I used the Interceptor and Fluke Tabs for a 1 hour dip. I know I had the AEFW but was unsure if I had the Red Bugs so since they were going into quarantine I just dipped for both. I will keep an eye on them and dip again next sunday. I believe I am going to loose a couple of the frags but it is better then loosing them all. I have a set of bone cutters that I will try and save what I can. Thanks for the drugs Tangster.....;)
    Did I forget to mention that saltwater is fun...:-/
     
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  9. KOgle

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    Yea you fogot to metion that Otty... ;D

    At least you don't have more green stuff (hair algea) growing in your tank than in your yard....
     
  10. Otty

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    Yea that rock is going to be the gift that keeps on giving...should of nuked it..;)
     
  11. cuttingras

    cuttingras Starving Artist :)

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    Wow, I thought I had problems! What did you put into your tank? A piece of live rock or a frag or both...Where did you get them from?
     
  12. Otty

    Otty Giant Squid

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    I got them from the local frag swap or one of the buddies I trade with. Probably the latter one because I seen his tank yesterday and his acros are looking bad. Nothing you can do about it except learn a lesson and always quarantine.