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Just found my first Aiptasia, and I have notices this Kenya Tree has been struggling on and off. Suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks! James My Saltwater Tank Thank you everyone- read all of the replys and made a plan. Popped out the base that was attached to the live rock, pulled...
notice in the thread the surface with aiptasia was removed from the reef, and what was beside the aiptasia frag was taken off and moved back onto the reef allowing the aiptasia + the surface it rode in on to be tossed
thats unbeatable control... this thread is for being thorough for once in aiptasia control and we can collect examples of that here.
Let’s say aiptasia pops up next to one of the frags moved/microscopic hitchhiker. It can be cut right out with a knife and strong pressure when noticed, live rock is crumbly when pressed with steel.
excluding aiptasia by force, by chipping it up and out of the crevice with a flat screwdriver belongs here-live rock can be worked in a way as to lift out the anemone and rinse it away.
fragmentation isn’t a problem if we are thorough, we can track growback issues here as proof. We are working externally typically and can easily rinse away spot areas with directed saltwater.
clipping off a tiny section of rock aiptasia hides in and setting the other section back would belong here, not just actions taken on a polyp then we wait and see if it works. Something decisive
gluing or plugging won’t work here in any way, thats leaving the target in the tank and nearly all this here will be external work.
This thread is not for aiptasia x or filefish or joes juice or lemon juice or boiling water or paste or glue
its solely for either scoring off aiptasia and taking some anchor surface with it, rough, or it’s for digging out a recession to rid the anemone, or something creative, we don’t need to glue a spot we are certain has no aiptasia... this thread is about how to be certain for that spot.
We solely want the kind of aiptasia controls the masses are not using featured here-show us your deliberate action against aiptasia. There’s one above. Small steps to total reef control and a side benefit, no retail waits and purchases required.
show us external, targeted work on aiptasia removal that’s so thorough you don’t second guess the initial move, there’s one above. It was surgical and precise and exclusive and creative.