Urgent Cutting palys

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  1. Seacurchin

    Seacurchin Astrea Snail

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    I have a boatload of teal paly getting on the nerves of some other coral. CAN I CUT THESE IN THE TANK? I can not get the rocks out. Thanks y'all!
     
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  3. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    In case you haven't heard, be VERY, VERY careful-
    Palytoxin can be a real PITA- don't ask me how I know
    Seriously
     
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  4. Seacurchin

    Seacurchin Astrea Snail

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    Well,that is what I was getting at. I know it is no,good for us. Is it bad for the inhabitants too?I can't really cut the palys outside the tank cos' ID have to rip it all apart to do so.
     
  5. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I am going thru the same issue. You have little to no choice but to remove and nuke the rock.
     
  6. Seacurchin

    Seacurchin Astrea Snail

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    Yeah,I'm fighting that but it probably my only choice at the end of the day.thank you.
     
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  7. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    Iv been able to control the spread of mine buy surrounding it with Zoa colonies...they seem to act like a good barrier....ill post pics when im home later
     
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  9. Lovemyreef2015

    Lovemyreef2015 Flamingo Tongue

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    IMO I wouldn't cut those in the tank because all that toxin they will release will not be good for other corals in the tank. My husband and I cut palys off in a bucket of saltwater we drained from the tank for a water change so we could dip the rock to get the toxins off before returning it to the tank. I would also advise you to wear safety glasses. The toxins seem to squirt out when you cut them. Good luck.
     
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  10. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Instead of just getting rid of them, most LFS will give you good store credit for the palys. Put on a glove and eye protection then rub them to make them close. Cut at the mat and you can literally peel them off. Use saltwater like stated above.
     
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  11. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    wow im late for this...

    here are the photos, you have to imagine that the zoa colonies started out as small frags with the palys pretty much bordering them....not only have the zoas established but are pushing the palys back... they seems to "pop up" in the middle of the paly colony actually. pretty crazy if you think what the network of tissue must look like when they are all closed
     

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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Do you feed them?


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