Aiptasia can live anywhere!!! Amazing...

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Dangit man! You’re right!! Big sigh of relief! I’ve been killing them for nothing! They reproduce like crazy! Thank you!

No problem. I am surprised they reproduce so fast for you... must be something they are liking in your tank!

They do have a potent sting.
 

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Ok so I have a mantis tank, that gets light from my bedroom ceiling fan for about 4 hours a day. The mantis is happy, living in what I call the dead reef.

But lo and behold aiptasia!!!! Not even algae can grow in this tank..... it’s been up since January with NO LIGHT!!!

I am going to leave it in the tank, because it’s earned it’s right lol.

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yea I noticed they grow in my sump where no light grows
 
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Ok so I have a mantis tank, that gets light from my bedroom ceiling fan for about 4 hours a day. The mantis is happy, living in what I call the dead reef.

But lo and behold aiptasia!!!! Not even algae can grow in this tank..... it’s been up since January with NO LIGHT!!!

I am going to leave it in the tank, because it’s earned it’s right lol.

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In my opinion. Kill her. While killing it make sure any debris do not "fly" away. Alternatively put a shrimp that eat them. It is a real pest.
 
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In my opinion. Kill her
Lol so it’s a her. Sorry couldn’t help myself. But saying KILL HER! definitely sounds more dramatic, hah.
put a shrimp that eat them
Well.. I have a larger shrimp that will eat any shrimp I put in the tank lol I don’t think this will work.

Honestly all joking aside, tank won’t ever see coral. If it starts to get overrun, I think the tank would look a little more deadly than it already dose. Which is the whole point of the tank.

If I don’t like the look, maybe the mantis will get along with a file fish. Lol
 
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Ok so I have a mantis tank, that gets light from my bedroom ceiling fan for about 4 hours a day. The mantis is happy, living in what I call the dead reef.

But lo and behold aiptasia!!!! Not even algae can grow in this tank..... it’s been up since January with NO LIGHT!!!

I am going to leave it in the tank, because it’s earned it’s right lol.

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I've got them in my external filter, it doesn't get darker than that.
 
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