Let's say you wanted an aiptasia farm...

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NO I'M NOT GOING TO BE RAISING AND SELLING Berghia Nudis! Just thought the question could be fun!

Let's say you wanted an aiptasia farm...

What would your set up look like and what would you do to grow thew most?
 
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Remember to upvote the best answers! :p
 
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Water, sand, rock. Maybe a demon-conjuror. Doesn’t even need to be saltwater lol.

Seriously, I’d do whatever you would need for any coral or anemone (feeding, proper flow, lighting etc.) and you would see lots of growth. Evidently they survive cycles, so it shouldn’t be that hard. But I’d rather majano, at least that’s colorful...
 
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I already grow majanos because they are pretty. I paid a pretty penny to get these guys… hard to find when you actually want them! They like food!

Hoping to eventually find the purple variety.

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I already grow majanos because they are pretty. I paid a pretty penny to get these guys… hard to find when you actually want them! They like food!

Hoping to eventually find the purple variety.

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Meanwhile, in Wisconsin...
 
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I should add them when I take an Aiptasia out to feed the nudibranch tank I cut 2 Aiptasia in the tank in half. And if ONE egg from the nudibranch makes it into the tank, the entire population will be decimated VERY quickly and you'll find HUGE Berghia in there.
 
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Do they spread much or are they isolated?
they split and can move but don’t do so too much. They don’t seem to just pop up at random on the other side of the tank like Aiptasia. They seem to repopulate more like a traditional nem.

There is a member in nano reef who keeps a Aiptasia tank. Literally a tank dedicated to them.
 
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Are Aiptasia like the weeds in your yard that grow out of control until you decide you like one particular one and then try to go it...then you realize that it is harder to grow than you thought?!? Aiptasia grows when we overfeed our reef tanks, so it would imply that if you are trying to grow aiptasia then that tank should be overfed, but how much is too much? How would you set up the filtration to pull out enough, but not too much? Is there a way to measure what would be the "best" parameters for growing Aiptasia?
 
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I read somewhere about a person who had infested rocks, broke down the tank and had the rocks dry for something like a year.

Guess what showed up once water was back in the equation….
 
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Just make sure where ever the tank is it is miles from any other reef systems. Otherwise, you will have to answer to any nearby reefer.
Also, try not to sell your frags, just give them away. That way you can make sure if your system fails, you have others to recolonize your system.
 
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Are Aiptasia like the weeds in your yard that grow out of control until you decide you like one particular one and then try to go it...then you realize that it is harder to grow than you thought?!? Aiptasia grows when we overfeed our reef tanks, so it would imply that if you are trying to grow aiptasia then that tank should be overfed, but how much is too much? How would you set up the filtration to pull out enough, but not too much? Is there a way to measure what would be the "best" parameters for growing Aiptasia?
They're photosynthetic as well. You don't have to overfeed to have an outbreak.
 
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