Killing colonial hydroids

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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    How does one do it??? I have THOUSANDS of them.
     
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    Ugh...................

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    So, you sigh and frown at them, to kill them?
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    You haven't met me in person. I don't have to do much more than yell at something to cause it to shrivel up and die...
     
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    Colonial hydroids are rough. There isn't anything that eats them. They are considered one of the worst pests.

    You can try removing the rocks one by one, smothering them with a thick kalk paste, and letting it sit on them...

    There isn't much you can do without removing the rocks though. I don't know of any treatments you can do in the tank.
     
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    So I've heard :yikesu:
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    A friend of mine suggested covering them with an epoxy blanket for a couple of months being as they are photosynthetic. Anyone ever tried that???
     
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    Theres only a could of types that are photosynthetic.The rest are non-photosynthetic.You can try the epoxy,but I'll bet they just pop up around the edges of it.
    The ONLY way I know that really gets rid of em,is completely pulling the rock they are on and sitting it outside in the sun for a few days.
     
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    Can you take a picture of yours? This is new to me and after doing some searching im kinda scared lol.
     
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    Here ya go.

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    lol so they closey resemble yellow polyps....idk i was just wonderin what they look like when they first start.
     
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    I believe they can take on a greenish tint too.
     
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    Now you know how I had a complete tank failure. :shock:
    Her voice reaches great distances. :death:
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    =X :shock:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It's true. Right now I'm just totally stumped. I am having a hard time coming up with a place that I can discretely dump the bodies of one man, six cats and two dogs. Other casualties of the incident that caused David's tank crash.
     
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    Pig farm, end of discussion, just make sure you pull the teeth and then put them in a vice then throw remains into grand canyon
     
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    Sounds like you and Biff would make a great team. :shock: :mrgreen:
     
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    Meh, i watch to many shows on forensics. Just dont get on my bad side ;)
     
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    I have tried and tried but i still have them so i am no help
     
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    Has anyone tried the blow torch method? Pull them out, hit them with MAP gas and replace the rock?
     
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