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  1. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Can any one confirm for me that this is a glass it has blossomed quick but most of what I've seen online is with longer tentacles
  2. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Hi All, DH just bought me a BioCube so we could try saltwater again. It's been many years. We bought the tank used, it was operating, and came with live rock and some star polyps. We also found a bumble bee snail. We've had the tank set up for about a month now. We added a frag that...
  3. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I was hopping someone could give advice. I have aptasia and use aptasial x to help control the situation. My tank is a 90 with a 60ish gallon fuge. 1.025, 8.5dkh, mag 1325. cal 410, temp 77, po4 is .25. 0 for others. 5-6 inch deep sand bed established for 2 years. I want to remove all the...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    ok, wondering if i should actually worry about aptasia in my overflow. I have a "C" overflow and the aptasia are in the enclosed area of it out of reach. it started with one, and now i have about six. I have no aptasia in my DT or my sump, but I just don't want them to become a problem...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Have these growing on a small peice of rock thats on my sand bed they are pretty close to each other and look similar but also a little different with one having the green centers.
  6. General Reef Discussion
    My one rock with mushrooms is covered in these little guys. Is it aptasia? Can I just remove the rock and coral dip it to get rid of them?
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    So i have taken over this tank from my granddad, who we lost last year. When we had somebody move the tank, they didn't comment on this, however after looking online am worried that this may be an aptasia. There is only one of these, and doesn't seem to have done any harm In the last few weeks...
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    aptasia keeps coming back need a laser for those hard to reach spots... anyone mind loaning one out? in st augustine
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hey all - Being new to the reef tank, I was excited to see certain "things" growing in my live rock. While some turned out to be excellent (2 microscopic urchins, now tennis ball sized), others turned out to be not-so-excellent. The not-so-excellent I have discovered are aptasia. I thought these...
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    I'm worried its an aptasia... But it retracts when something gets close to it http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/album.php?albumid=1892&pictureid=13003
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    I bought some macro today, the cheeto stuff. I looked at it pretty close after i left the store and i see what looks like aptasia,bubble algea, and even some strange little tiny spider starfish looking things in it. Should I throw it all out? It cost me 20 bucks, but i dont want to create a...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Do any of these look like aptasia? Sorry, they're kind of blurry:doh: file:///home/nick/Pictures/2012/Canon%20PS-A1200/2012_12/IMG_0158.JPG file:///home/nick/Pictures/2012/Canon%20PS-A1200/2012_12/IMG_0159.JPG file:///home/nick/Pictures/2012/Canon%20PS-A1200/2012_12/IMG_0160.JPG...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    i have a little critter on a rock some coral frags came on. It looks just like aptasia to me, with one exception.... When i touch it it withdraws into its hole in the rock very slowly. All the aptasia i have ever come across withdraw pretty much lightening fast. anyone have any ideas? i will...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    so my google images is not working or else i would look for my own, is this aptasia or some other kind of pest. if its aptasia i might just toss this piece of rock because everytime i take it out of tank they all dissapear and i cant find them so its impossible to kill them. would dipping the...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have about 50lbs of live rock that I've been cooking in a tub for atleast a month now. I still have a huge aptasia problem. These rocks are covered in it. Before they came out of my 55 gallon I tried useing aptasia x but just made the problem worse. I'm in the process of setti.g up a 100...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Does someone with some aptasia want to try something? You will also have to have some asternia stars. I have psuedocorynactis/corynactis in my tank and was looking at what they may eat that was already in my tank. I tried feeding them brittle and asternia stars. The brittles were consumed...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Hello! I'm very new to the world of marine fish keeping...I have two freshwater tropical set ups (mainly centred around my Siamese fighting fish) and a pond full of koi...and readily welcome any advice/opinions - particularly where corals are concerned as I am utterly clueless! I was having a...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    The growing terrors will not stop. Its getting to the point where we cant control the growth of what I assume is a type of bad anemone. My problem is how do I go about controlling these guys. We tried aptasia X and it seems to phase them in the beginning and they come right back within a week. I...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Any idea what this is and if it is a problem. Was all over one of my powerheads and now on some of my live rock. Here are some pics of the powerhead in my tank about a week ago. http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/f6/is-this-aiptasia-190627.html
  20. General Reef Discussion
    I have seen people suggesting the use of lemon juice to kill aptasia and have done it and it worked pretty well. I use an insulin needle so not much at a time. Unfortunately, I found 4 more of the little buggers so I was thinking I'd just zap them again, but then thought about...
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