Ugh, possible dreaded aiptasia ?

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  1. Slammed01

    Slammed01 Spaghetti Worm

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    Thank you =) I hope so too. I did the kalk treatment before on the rock but it's so hard with all the polyps. I thought I got it call but lots of nooks. Only seen 1 or 2 besides the frag rock. Lets just say prob won't be going back to where I got that one! Now for the majano here and there lol killed 2 today.
     
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  3. Chance

    Chance Bubble Tip Anemone

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    For future rocks with polyps that are doomed to be nuked, try peeling some of the polyps off at the base (mat). That way you can keep some of them, no use in wasting free coral!
     
  4. Slammed01

    Slammed01 Spaghetti Worm

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    Thank u for the tip, I briefly read something but got mixed reviews lol. All about living and learning in this hobby lol
     
  5. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    Good thread. I worked as a Pharmacy Tech for years and I must say I never had anyone come in asking for needles to kill their aiptasia LOL. For the record there is no law that says we cannot give you the needles, it's up to our own discretion. My question is... What causes aiptasia and what can be done to prevent it?
     
  6. ivanbosk

    ivanbosk Feather Duster

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    Pepps do the job completely and no worrying about blow ups, syringes or the like
     
  7. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    LFS out here just advertised a Berghia Nudibranch, which as they claim are "aiptasia killing machines and are reef safe". Says they have a short lifespan so that may be a plus opposed to having to fish out the peppermints after they do their thing.