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Lawnman

Tank looks awesome! 

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1 hour ago, Lawnman said:

Tank looks awesome! 

Thanks, Lawn!

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banasophia

The Nuvo 10 is looking pretty this morning and needs a little love, though it’s much more difficult to photograph:

 

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Sancho

That nem 😍

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dferrari13

Tank looks great!!!

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banasophia
4 hours ago, dferrari13 said:

Tank looks great!!!

Thanks so much, Drew! 😊

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So I went from a couple aiptasia to a pretty major infestation over the course of about 3 weeks and decided I’d better take action as they are spreading quickly and seem to be affecting some of my corals. Previously I had been able to wipe out the few I’d seen with aiptasia x, but the last time I used it, it didn’t seem to kill the aiptasia, and the next day my sinularia wilted and still hasn’t perked back up (it has aiptasia at its base, so it was directly exposed to the aiptasia x).

 

Anyway, having ruled out further use of aiptasia x, I considered a peppermint shrimp, and I’d love to hear people’s experience with them, but I decided to try Berghia Nudibranchs first. My order arrived today, and they look cool, but they are tiny... curious to see if they have any impact on the aiptasia population. 

 

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banasophia

Buds - Finnick & Trinket

 

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2 hours ago, banasophia said:

So I went from a couple aiptasia to a pretty major infestation over the course of about 3 weeks and decided I’d better take action as they are spreading quickly and seem to be affecting some of my corals. Previously I had been able to wipe out the few I’d seen with aiptasia x, but the last time I used it, it didn’t seem to kill the aiptasia, and the next day my sinularia wilted and still hasn’t perked back up (it has aiptasia at its base, so it was directly exposed to the aiptasia x).

 

Anyway, having ruled out further use of aiptasia x, I considered a peppermint shrimp, and I’d love to hear people’s experience with them, but I decided to try Berghia Nudibranchs first. My order arrived today, and they look cool, but they are tiny... curious to see if they have any impact on the aiptasia population. 

 

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I've read good things about Berghias, how many did you add? 

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spectra

The nudis should work as I dont think you have anything that will eat them such as a wrasse. IT may take a few for them to breed but once they do they kill kill them allk then wither away as there food source is gone.....

 

Have a few friends that have had great success with them. i wanted to try them but the fish would eat them.

 

 

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banasophia
5 hours ago, Jackal227 said:

I've read good things about Berghias, how many did you add? 

 

1 hour ago, spectra said:

The nudis should work as I dont think you have anything that will eat them such as a wrasse. IT may take a few for them to breed but once they do they kill kill them allk then wither away as there food source is gone.....

 

Have a few friends that have had great success with them. i wanted to try them but the fish would eat them.

 

 

They recommended 4 berghias for my tank size and infestation level, but the shipping cost was sky high so I ordered two more and a couple snails to reach the free shipping amount... they ended up sending me 7. Those little buggers are $$$ so I hope they do their job! 

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markalot

Belated grats on Featured Reef!

 

Berghia's radically reduced my population but they all died out before finishing the job.  Peppermints also worked well, but my Basslet likes to eat them.  :D

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Wyatt45

My Berghia's didn't do anything that I can tell.  looks like I flushed 75 bucks really.   On another note, what method are you using to keep corals adhered to the rocks?  I have them routinely falling off or maybe a snail has knocked them off.   Anyway, I routinely come home to see corals in the sand.  I've used reef glue, the putty stuff...etc etc.

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Sancho

Berghia’s have worked for me in the past but as spectra mentioned once their food source is gone they melt away. I’ve been using aiptasia X on the biguns...and my peppermint shrimp does a pretty good job of keeping them in check. I’ve finally been pretty aiptasia free a few months since I added the peppermint shrimp. 

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On 3/14/2019 at 9:04 AM, markalot said:

Belated grats on Featured Reef!

 

Berghia's radically reduced my population but they all died out before finishing the job.  Peppermints also worked well, but my Basslet likes to eat them.  😄

Thank you so much, @markalot!!!  I haven’t seen the berghias since I first added them, but it seems maybe a couple of the aiptasia have disappeared during the night, so hopefully they are doing their thing while the lights are out and didn’t just wither away already or get eaten. 🤞

On 3/14/2019 at 11:13 AM, Wyatt45 said:

My Berghia's didn't do anything that I can tell.  looks like I flushed 75 bucks really.   On another note, what method are you using to keep corals adhered to the rocks?  I have them routinely falling off or maybe a snail has knocked them off.   Anyway, I routinely come home to see corals in the sand.  I've used reef glue, the putty stuff...etc etc.

Yeah these little buggers are pricey, hope they work!

 

I prefer Seachem Reef Glue. The spider sponge gets knocked off all the time, but other corals stay put pretty well unless I knock them off when cleaning the sand bed during water changes. 😬😳😂

On 3/14/2019 at 5:48 PM, Sancho said:

Berghia’s have worked for me in the past but as spectra mentioned once their food source is gone they melt away. I’ve been using aiptasia X on the biguns...and my peppermint shrimp does a pretty good job of keeping them in check. I’ve finally been pretty aiptasia free a few months since I added the peppermint shrimp. 

Yeah, if the berghias don’t work, I’ll probably try a peppermint, but I’m worried that if it gets into mischief I won’t be able to get it back out again. I’ve tried several times to remove my cleaner shrimp, but there are too many escape routes. 

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banasophia

Some pics from just now. Notice all the baby suns! 

 

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banasophia

Oh, how could I forget my new addition - Waldo, the wedge sea hare. Plus another pretty pic of Trinket, my firefish:

 

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31 minutes ago, banasophia said:

Some pics from just now. Notice all the baby suns! 

 

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Beautiful pics 😍

20 minutes ago, banasophia said:

Oh, how could I forget my new addition - Waldo, the wedge sea hare. Plus another pretty pic of Trinket, my firefish:

 

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Waldo 😂

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Dirté Sanchez

Trinket is gorgeous!

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billygoat

Gosh what a gorgeous tank. Love the sea hare too! Do those have a reputation for getting sucked into filter grates and powerheads, or is that just nudis?

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4 hours ago, Sancho said:

Beautiful pics 😍

Thank you, sancho! 

1 hour ago, Nursecop818 said:

Trinket is gorgeous!

Thank you, trinket loves to photobomb all my pics, as does my cleaner shrimp. 🙂

 

7 minutes ago, billygoat said:

Gosh what a gorgeous tank. Love the sea hare too! Do those have a reputation for getting sucked into filter grates and powerheads, or is that just nudis?

Thank you so much! Yeah, I think sea hares are adorable!! I’ve gotten them in the past to eat the hydroids in my tank, and you really have to monitor their food source closely and return them to the LFS or rehome them if they eat up all the algae/hydroids unless you find something else you can feed them. I’ve never had any luck feeding sheets of algae, but some people are successful with it. I haven’t had any issues with them getting sucked into filter grates or a powerhead, they are pretty big. 

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banasophia

Got another nice clown shot tonight... was trying to photograph the gorgonian, and the clown wanted to be a part of the pic. 🙂 

 

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Teamwork - snail, emerald, and sea hare cleaning the red tree sponge:

 

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Tigahboy

Sweet photos!  Great synergy among those inverts.  Go team! 🙂

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43 minutes ago, banasophia said:

Got another nice clown shot tonight... was trying to photograph the gorgonian, and the clown wanted to be a part of the pic. 🙂 

 

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This one looks really cute 🙂 Awesome shot . . . 

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