Aiptasia

Discussion in 'Reef Fishes' started by Chris, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. Chris

    Chris

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    I have seen several threads on Aiptasia. The question is.... Is Aiptasia really bad for your tank or just ugly as :pooh: ?
    Chris, Oct 14, 2005
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    When i fist started reef keeping I had one my 12 gallon.It was pretty big I used like watching the brine it would eat flow down its tube.(cool)Then it started multiplying and they were popping up all over the tank.(not good).also they bend and sway and can sting other expensive corals(not good),but any anemone can do the same thing.My opinion is they are alright as long as they don't multiple to much.See the nightmare below
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    minireefer, Oct 14, 2005
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    jhnrb Moderator

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    Get rid of um while you can otherwise you are in for a rough go later on. Good look at minireefers pic. you could have this in a very short period of time. not good.
    jhnrb, Oct 14, 2005
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    that pic made me laugh...

    its kinda like a mantis tank....
    bkv1997, Oct 15, 2005
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  5. Chris

    Chris

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    Oh, I think they are uggly, I just wanted start this topic since its a favorite among reef keepers.
    Chris, Oct 15, 2005
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    180 large

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    they can really be a pain. i agree get rid of them while you can they will only multiply over and over. High lighting and low nutrients in the water will help slow them down some. good luck
    180 large, Nov 7, 2005
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