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    Nuclear holocaust advice

    For one reason or another (not sure how exactly), I need to get rid of about 80 heads of this crap from my DT before it gets out of control. Taking the rock work out is not an option. Does anyone have a succesful technique?

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    Lots of bleach. Just pour it in or else you'll never get rid of it lol
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    I had to power wash to get it of the rock when I had them. but you could get some thing to eat them... but if will eat them then every thing else will be on the menu but you know that. best of luck, oh maybe laser or apt wand ??

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    I've heard aptasia X will knock them out. Been meaning to try it on my green buttons.

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    I've tried the laser, kalk, aptaisia X. Always came back. I finally got rid of the stragglers by plucking with tweezers every time I saw one pop up. Have abolished one colony that way. Still working on the last one.
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    Thanks for the replies

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    Tie a black trash bag around the rock, cutting the light out for a few weeks?

    Buy a Big AL chalice and cover rock with it - I have a chalice slowly taking them out.




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    I know that Mrs. Wages pickeling like will kill polyps. I have lost a few heads that were unavoidable when killing aiptaisia from the little squirts of this stuff that were covering the polyps. It will raise alk but I used 20ml of the stuff and it raised it .05 dkh in my 120g

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    I'm not sure if palys are within Chocolate Chips Starfish diet or not, but if it is, you can box up the area where the palys grew using egg crate and let the starfish having at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levi View Post
    I know that Mrs. Wages pickeling like will kill polyps.
    Pickling lime is essentially Kalkwasser and I've used it to kill Nuclear holocaust polyps. I created a saturated solution by mixing the pickling lime with vinegar to dissolve it the best I could. I then let it settle and filled a syringe with the saturated paste. I added a needle and injected it straight into the polyp. For good measure I waited a half hour and then injected each polyp with hydrogen peroxide. So far none have come back.

    However, I have heard that the polyps could release toxins into the water and I did notice that my BTA's were a little unhappy. A big water changed solved this.

    BTW (and I think you already know this but it never hurts to mention it). Beware of using hot water to remove these and if you work with them out of the water please wear goggles and maybe even a respirator mask.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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    U sure they're not just mint Arctic Ice?? Purely rhetorical lol
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    Decide you like them and plan to grow them out and sell some. My experience shows they should be dead within a week.
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    Isn't that the truth. :/


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