Cheap way to get rid of apastia?

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    UnderwaterWorld

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    Without buying a product?


    Know of any? it's on a rock that is just sitting on the bottom, so I can always pull the rock out easily

    Thanks
     
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    Pull the rock out and squirt it with boiling water.Not the whole rock,just where the anemone is.
     
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    Yep. Freak is right. Or make a paste out of salt and water and smother it. A really thick paste.
     
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    Wow Freak your quick I was about to pass off that same advice! I was excited since I learned it today, Thanks to you!
     
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    Robi,
    Its hard to get ahead of Biff and Reef when it comes to posting.I reckon they both stay on here 24/7.
     
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    Thats Biff Yote,not me.
     
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    Personally I just use something(anything) to grind them into bits :chair:Then let the snails eat them! But I'm sure some will say they will spread by doing this.
     
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    I took a lighter style blow torch to mine! Its dead! I did not realize they went so far into te rock the first time I pulled the rock out I lost where it was. So I had to put the rock back in and wait for it to come out again. Once he peeked out again I kept an eye on the hole and then just shot the flame down the hole.
     
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    Lol, nice. Ive gotta get a butane weed lighter, dont have one since I dont smoke... But there is a single one in my tank from the rock I got from the reef tank at the LFS thats been bugging me, wanna get him before he spreads all over.
     
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    typical college party boy above!
     
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    Fire Fire Fire!!!!
     
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    Why not go one step farther and drill a hole just behing the aiptasia.Then load that hole with 1/2 stick of dynimite.
    Then all you got to do is back off a safe distance and set it off.
    PRESTO no more aiptasia on that rock.:mrgreen:
     
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    ...no more rock either...
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Well,
    Maybe a 1/2 stick it a bit much.
     
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    I owned one yesterday, I just took it out and dipped the part that had it into the boiling water and no more apastia, and now I have a nice bright green rock :)


    I found a small one that is just beginning, that one will be the syringe either tonight or tomorrow :)
     
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    I found 2 more tonight I need to terminate.
     
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    i terminated my other one last night by shooting it,owned


    Me-2 Apastia-0
     
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    :) :) :) Laugh out loud!!
     
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    Thats funny right there! I dont care who you are!
     
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