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Removal of aiptasia

Most reefers have experienced the glass anemone (aiptasia) and is considered a pest, I agree.
There are a few ways now to eliminate it. There is a chemical method developed called

Aiptasia X using this follows application and safely destroys it. I have had no use of this and cant really comment on if it is worthwhile.

Being a reefer though i feel this method in appropriate. I prefer tying to sort things out the natural way. The purchase of a peppermint shrimp or two depending on tank size works really well from my experience and gives the addition of an invertebrate to the tank.

There is a third that i have recently heard of called Berghia Nudibranch these are available from HB aquatics and can be ordered online, But unlike the peppermint shrimp once all the aiptassia has been consumed these will dye out, this is not good for the conservation of this hobby. But HB Aquatics will buy back the nudibranch and then can be sold to another reefer and continue another feed of aiptasia.

Create a reef blog with blogger

If like me you love being a reefer and have not got a blog why not create one with Goggles free Blogger. I have created this blog and has cost me nothing, and the best thing is it allows me to keep all my progress logged with dates, so i can look back at any time.

Fellow reefers can follow your progress and learn from you making the hobby easier to understand. They can even addcomments or give advice in the form of a comment.There's nothing worse than having problems and not being able to find answers.

I find it really useful, i cant be bothered creating a diary, you can bet i would misplace it any way. With blogger just type in your blog web address and there it is in front of you.

You can link to your favourite websites, forums and blogs, so everything is readily available in front of you whilst surfing the Internet.

With your blogger account there are loads of tools to help get you started and blogging could not be easier because it uses a what you see is what you get editor (WYSIW…