How to get rid of green star polyps?

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  1. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    My tank is beginning to be overrun with GSP. I've heard you can scrape it off, etc. Can you simply remove the infested rock and dip it in RO water for a period of time and kill it?
    Anyone?
     
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  3. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    If you are going to remove the rock anyway just bleach it.
     
  4. Bucsfan

    Bucsfan Flamingo Tongue

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    Just soak it in bleach...diluted? For how long? Is that better than soaking it in RO water?
     
  5. kornaco40B

    kornaco40B Spaghetti Worm

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    Any trade ops here, LFS even? Might be able to get a couple bucks and keep the coral living... Just saying since you seem to have the option to remove the rocks.
     
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  6. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I would see if anyone would like to have it. My LFS pays a premium in store credit for nice size rocks with GSP. Better option than just destroying it. It peels extremely easy too.
     
  7. Jim Bonds

    Jim Bonds Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I bring lots of GSP to my LFS and the bigger the piece the more they pay. I usually take a picture and send it in. When they give me the ok, I peel it off the rock and bring it in.
     
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  9. Eco Marine Reef

    Eco Marine Reef Astrea Snail

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    I completely agree, it is better to give it away for a few dollars than completely destroy the rock. Who knows, your LSF or other friends might do a straight up trade for something you find more appealing. At the bare minimum, most LFS will give you a credit toward your new coral. However small (or large $$$$) that amount may be will depend of a variety of factors, but it is a much better option than completely destroying your investment.
     
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  10. insanereefer420

    insanereefer420 Fire Worm

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    Removed a massive chunk of mine by simply peeling off the rock. Left two little patches to regrow. I like the look of it. You just have to really stay in top of it.
     
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