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Offline Amstar

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Rock with apistia
« on: June 11, 2020, 14:31:04 »
I have one rock (grapefruit size) that u can see a lot of tiny tiny apistias starting

Removed the rock itís sitting in a bucket of saltwater - best way to get rid of them and reuse the rock again?

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Re: Rock with apistia
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 14:42:05 »
I Donít even take a chance. Leave it in the sun for a week, rinse it out and then cycle it in a bucket and then put it back in the tank. If that is feasible of course.

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Re: Rock with apistia
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 15:28:57 »
It is - I have moved it from a bucket to a 5 gallon tank with heater etc.  just trying not to lose the benefit of the rock being live - just might be to alive - but i agree better safe than sorry

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Re: Rock with apistia
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 17:02:42 »
You can take 3/4 of saltwater out and replace with fresh water bringing salinity down to 1.005. The bacteria will survive but everything should die. Leave it in this hyposalinity for 24 hours.

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Re: Rock with apistia
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 17:15:28 »
Iíll try that.  That will be easy to do in the 5 gallon tank itís in  - thanks for the idea

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Re: Rock with apistia
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 20:25:32 »
I didnít know hypo would kill aiptasia

 

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