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PostSubject: Ya...   Thu May 21, 2009 5:05 pm

You can also get some peppermint shrimp, they do that too...
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Sun May 24, 2009 4:16 am

Awsome this is going to help alot.
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:21 pm

so...i was reading online that people have had amazing results using lemon juice injected into the anenome itself. so, i went to rite-aid, told the pharmacist what i needed...and why i needed it...and he gave me the syringe and needle for free.
i injected the anenome w/ a very small amount of lemon juice and he instantly shriveled and turned grey within 2 minutes. the internet says it will be comepletly gone in 2 days.
if you have need, i have a whole bottle of lemon juice i have no further use for....and since im not a druggy, i dont need the needle either. let me know.
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:07 pm

Just remember not to put too much lemon juice in your tank because it is very acidic and will mess up your params.
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:54 pm

Just go all natural.

Army of Pep shrimp + 1 copperband = Win.
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:46 pm

natural yes, as effective...most likely not.
the berghia nudibranch only eat aiptasia, but i didnt get those for the simple fact that...
I only had one anemone.
i can see if it were a huge problem in my tank, to invest in a "clean-up crew"
but, i was merely posting this so that people could find out about ways to solve problems.
no need for expensive OTC drugs/chemicals from the pet stores. no fancy quarintine, nothing but stuff you may already have around your house, and if not...its cheap. in my case
lemon juice-$0.79
syringe-$0.00
aiptasia-dead as of yesterday
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:48 pm

He is just saying it is easy to use peps. like if you have a tank with like tons of them it would take a long time and mes up your params if you lemoned too many of them. For a small amount the lemon think is a better option, for a large amount I would go with berghia.
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:44 am

Jacobnano wrote:
He is just saying it is easy to use peps. like if you have a tank with like tons of them it would take a long time and mes up your params if you lemoned too many of them. For a small amount the lemon think is a better option, for a large amount I would go with berghia.

The only thing about the berghia, is that once your aips are gone.. then what? you let the poor lil guy die? Seems cruel to me to make him do the dirty work then let him die off. Peps may take a few weeks to find the aiptasia, but once they do, itll be gone, then after that they hide in the rocks and eat left over food, becoming part of your clean up crew.
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PostSubject: True...   Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:40 pm

True true, but what a lot of people do is pass on the nudi once its done its job to someone else who needs it. That way it doesn't die, and someone else gets an aiptasia free tank Smile
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:17 pm

almost all nudibranchs(berghia included) have a lifespan between 3 & 7 months... so honestly, they are kind of made to do the dirty work then die.
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PostSubject: Re: aptasia in your tank?   Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:13 pm

Theyll die of starvation in a less than a month though.. Say its a month old when you get it, it feasts for 2 weeks, dies 2 later. Its lived 2 months out of its 8 expected. Thats like a human dying off at the age of about 20. Still seems kinda cruel.
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PostSubject: Thats why....   Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:40 pm

Thats why you do what I said, pass them along to other people. you do have a valid point though.
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