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Discussion in 'Hitchhiker & Critter ID' started by DBUK, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. DBUK

    DBUK Member

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    hi i know from pic the white bubble is a sponge, but what is the tree like thing next to it.
    i was told it may be a AIP ?? and if so good or bad??

    thanks

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  2. Tumey

    Tumey Member R2R Supporter

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    Looks to me like a rather large aiptasia anemone. Bad
     
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    mta_morrow It costs HOW much?!!! R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Aiptasia. BAD!

    Can you remove the rock?
     
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    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    +1 for aptasia
     
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    I put a peppermint shrimp in my tank and didn't feed him until all the aptasia was gone, I had a hard time getting them all. He did a great job
     
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    Yep. Aiptisia. Bad.
     
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  7. DBUK

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    hi all yes i can remove the rock, does any know how i remove it from the rock, as it attached to the rock next to my sponge and dont want to really take it out because of that
     
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    Just let the rock dry out, that will kill it or aptasia x, you squirt it into the opening and it kills him
     
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    The sponge will die as soon as you expose it to air, but don't worry you'll get plenty of sponges in the future
     
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    use a squirt ... rinse it with hot water but make sure it's done out of your system. After that scrub with a toothbrush and rinse again with hot water. That's how I would have done it anyways
     
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    ok great thanks for the info everyone, i do that now. lucky its only a small rock it on
     
  12. Tumey

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    534B9902-5374-49B7-A95B-E7974A9AF142.png Depending on how large your system is & how long the rock has been in there you’ll want to keep a close eye on things for more that may show up.
     
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