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Do I Need To Get Some Antiplasia X

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Kingsean
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I just saw this last night and wanted to know if it was apistia before I went out and got some Antiplasia X to kill it.. and if it isn't apistia what is it ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/67290137@N03/6328631437/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/67290137@N03/6329384096/

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not aptasia

According to Jeff those are like little anemones, but they are/can be overbearing....i was cutting them at the bases and gluing over the base, just make sure you catch the part you cut off.

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they look like manjo

they look like manjo anemones...can be worse than aiptasia. kill all of them asap if you like corals

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Looks like manjo to me nuke them!

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Fairly easy to treat. pull

Fairly easy to treat. pull the rock out and use some HCL with a dropper over the nem and watch them melt away.

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Thanks Designer Clown Fish

Thanks Designer Clown Fish but what is HCL and where do I get it from..

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It is at Home Depot for about

It is at Home Depot for about 7 or 8 dollars a gallon.

HCL stands for Hydrochloric Acid and is an industrial concrete cleaner. Only thing to be careful is to drop it only on the nem and only a few drops will do the job. Anything else you drop it one will melt and dissolve as well.

I recently used HCL to clean off all the bad algae that had taken over the rocks in my tank and had no ill effect to the fish or corals that were still in the tank.