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I remember reading this at the time. Thanks for reminding me. I think I may try a few spots for fun to see if it helps contain it. I have used boiling RO/DI to kill Aiptasia in the past as well. Works great if you are careful or can remove the rock to a bucket.

Never thought about it for aiptasia. Luckily I didn't have an issue with them in my current tank. Makes sense though. Yeah, it is definitely an at your own risk method.
 
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Never thought about it for aiptasia. Luckily I didn't have an issue with them in my current tank. Makes sense though. Yeah, it is definitely an at your own risk method.
I documented it once here for Aiptasia in Post #76

 

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Looks okay. The bubble is just about completely gone. I am getting some Cyanobacteria and hair algae, but that will take care of itself. I just need to get my hands a little dirty this weekend in a few spots. The city flushed the pipes last weekend and browned the water. I skipped making RO/DI and missed a scheduled water change and cleaning.
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Not too worried. I just like sharing a few #HonestyInReefing pictures. The broad mix of critters in our tank are thriving and that is what matters.
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Turbo snail hugging a Rainbow Acanthastrea.
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Great pictures!

Can I see green hair algae growing in a few of those shots ?
 

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Looks okay. The bubble is just about completely gone. I am getting some Cyanobacteria and hair algae, but that will take care of itself. I just need to get my hands a little dirty this weekend in a few spots. The city flushed the pipes last weekend and browned the water. I skipped making RO/DI and missed a scheduled water change and cleaning.
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Not too worried. I just like sharing a few #HonestyInReefing pictures. The broad mix of critters in our tank are thriving and that is what matters.
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Turbo snail hugging a Rainbow Acanthastrea.
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Picasso is still guarding corals
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Looking Great Brian !!
 
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For those following along, this is the Caulastrea echinulata that was stung by the anemone. I indicated three spots where the skin is receding. The mouth is gaping a little. I may frag that one off.
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Hey there, Tanks looking good, nice en-crusties. I have been seeing you and fudsey talking about apt-x and the likes. I put a couple peppermint shrimp in mine over 6-months ago, thought they died but seen one last week after moving things about. I wondered why I had no aptaisa:confused: that and a few emeralds helped me with the rock. Hope everything is well with you and your family.
 
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Hey there, Tanks looking good, nice en-crusties. I have been seeing you and fudsey talking about apt-x and the likes. I put a couple peppermint shrimp in mine over 6-months ago, thought they died but seen one last week after moving things about. I wondered why I had no aptaisa:confused: that and a few emeralds helped me with the rock. Hope everything is well with you and your family.
Thank you. I only had Aiptasia and Mojanos when I first bought live rock. It was eradicated quickly and I have been lucky with none since July. Especially lucky since stocking a whole new tank. I had a Peppermint who probably helped, but he was a Richard, Nature found a way though and something took him out.

 

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Hello friends. I am going to be serious for a moment. After being very active on the site for some time, I have been sporadic in my participation on R2R since Christmas. I have taken several breaks and virtually disappeared of late. I wanted to let all of my friends here know I am doing well. What is not well is my marriage. In fact, after 15 years, it is over. I just secured an apartment this week and I am moving out of my home in May. It came very sudden and unexpected to me and it has taken time to digest this reality. I know it may seem petty to some, such as those dealing with serious health issues, but it is mine to bear. It is very likely my participation will not resume for some time as I am in transition. Life has to come first.

I wanted to say thank you to everyone who reached out to me here and through conversation. I also wish to thank #ReefSquad for understanding my inactivity. When I joined ReefSquad in the fall, I was very excited. Too soon after, my life changed a great deal and I felt a bit guilty that I was not helping the team. I know you all understand, of course. It is not an obligation, but something I care deeply about. After all, I love R2R. It is my community, my church.

I know what you are all really wondering, though, is what happens with my reef. I have thought long and hard about breaking it down. It does seem to be what I should do. I am not going to though. It is so early in the tank’s life, and I have invested so much, it would be heartbreaking to dismantle it. I am going to move it with me and try to keep it going. It will not be easy. Frankly, it is not easy even to maintain it now with everything going on, but I do my best. I am not going to upgrade to a larger tank. I am going to try to make this current tank work even if I have to pare down. If it just will not work in my new place, I may sadly have to tear it down.

Here is a parting, pre-move FTS
(uglies and all)
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I hope you all are well. I really am fine and I feel confident about the life ahead of me. My only real concern is the impact on my girls. They are strong little women and just like me, they will adapt.

If anyone ever needs me or just wants to say hello, I continue to monitor my conversations even when I am not posting. Your best bet to get my attention is there (I am not actively scanning Alerts for quotes or mentions).

Thanks for listening and be well.

-Brian


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