Direct aiptasia removal from surfaces as the top removal option

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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.
 
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I dont have the pics from the time one aiptasia popped up in my pico

but it was years ago, only happened once, and I had a pair of wire cutters handy and the aiptasia was sticking out anchored to this tiny jutting of live rock to the side.


clip, tiny nub of rock with anemone tossed, done.

this thread isn’t helpful for a 150 gallon tank allowed to overrun it’ll be a lot of chipping.
this is primarily for someone’s initial first take with them, we wanted to show a cheap free certain way. For the tanks that can use it, let’s do and track the outcomes.

if you own a nano reef, your anemone problems are done and this includes corallimorph mushroom removal and majanos as well.


electrical zappers aren’t wanted here, that’s opposite of our mode. Our mode affects the substrate the anemone is anchored to, it’s not an anemone-only action we are doing. Small butane torches are creative but that’s already been tried and gets growback sometimes it’s not as through as actions that score or slightly harm the substrate attachment point.


post things here that show aiptasia present in one pic, and then blank, gone, exported mass empty zone in the next. not dying, or plugged, but gone.

this is a basic form of reef dentistry and guidance of rock-teeth.
 
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