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    hi all love the site.


    i have just set up my first marine tank and at the weekend i went and burt lots of live rock. when putting all the rock the tank a have noticed that there are around 6 things growing on it. not to sure if they are anemones.


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    I don't know myself as I haven't done anything SW yet, but I'm sure the SW people on here will be able to help you out.

    Just wanted to jump on to say Welcome and we're glad to have you aboard.

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    I do not have any saltwater tanks but that looks like an aiptasia to me. You don't want them in your tank. Hopefully someone else can give you advise on how to get rid of them.
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    does look like an aiptasia to me, best way Ive heard is getting a peppermint shrimp to get rid of them

    Anyway wlcome to the board have fun with the marine tank, I started mine just after xmas and loving it, its a 25ish G nano tank.

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    Yes, that is aiptasia.

    There are commercial products you can buy to kill them. The most popular is Joe's Juice, which you inject into the mouth of the anemone to kill it.

    Other options are to remove the rock(s) that have aiptasia on them, or to introduce peppermint shrimp (which will sometimes eat the anemones). DO NOT try to pull them off or scrub them off, that will just lead to more trouble.

    If you plan on using peppermints, don't feed them any food. I think they prefer just about anything else to aiptasia, so they will just eat what you give them, and leave the aiptasia alone.
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    I've been making a paste out of kalkwasser and water to kill them lately. Just mix it up, turn off all flow and cover the aspista with the paste. Let it sit 5 min and turn ur flow back on. Of the 15 or so i killed last time only 3 came back.

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    hi thanks for all your help.

    what harm do these do in your tank

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    They can sting other corals, they can spread like crazy in some tanks, and I think they harm the tank aesthetically as well ;)
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