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It works By Ingo on 4/25/13Ingo would recommend this product to a friendI used to use a Kalk Wasser mixture. However it was impossible to contain the chemical, it floated through the tank.
The Aiptasia -X mixture work well.
Works, but not a total solution By Matt on 4/1/13Matt wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis product is good if you only have a few aphasia in your tank. If you have an outbreak, I recommend peppermint shrimp or the "wand". I had mixed results with the product but overall the problem got worse. A gang of 10 peppermint shrimp have contained it and seem to be getting the infestation under control. If I could go back this would be a last resort.
works great By Dustin on 3/31/13Dustin would recommend this product to a friendbest product for aiptasia ive used other than prevention.
Work good so far! By vegadan1 on 3/26/13vegadan1 would recommend this product to a friendWorks good So far.... Time will tell!
great stuff By coralman on 3/7/13coralman would recommend this product to a friendthe stuff really works,but best yet was when i forgot to add it to my initial order.i emailled brs that i forgot and they sent the item by mail instead, toll free. due to the fact that my order had already been shipped earlier that morning.. you can`t ask for a better service then that !!! thats a plus plus to all.. thanks again, how could any one ask for more.. bill
Aiptasia Destroyer XXX :) By rookie on 2/19/13rookie would recommend this product to a friendAmazing results, this product is no joke works rite away as soon its applied never seen anything like it....
Works well By Ray on 12/9/12Ray would recommend this product to a friendI bought this because I had picked up a couple Aiptasia come in on a coral frag. I have never had these before so I was not sure what to expect. I only have a few that pop up every few weeks. As they pop up I use this product and they are gone. Just wish I could catch them before they reproduce. One squirt of his product and they die within minutes.
Good product By Michael on 11/30/12Michael would recommend this product to a friendAs advertised
It works - last resort - doesn't affect aquarium By Sean on 11/20/12Sean would recommend this product to a friendWell, after trying peppermint shrimp, file fish, copper banded butterfly, all of which would munch down the "tiny" aiptasia, but not the 2" long "mothership", I turned to this effective but expensive solution.
It took one treatment - one - and I wasn't even sure I was doing it right. I read the instructions, read around in forums for tips, turned off all powerheads pumps and sump return pump, gave the system a good 45 minutes to let ALL water movement settle down.
I used the curved tip on the syringe - I drew up maybe 2cc's of this stuff after shaking it through an entire half hour TV show (I hear a lot about the importance of shaking it to combat separation, and I figured not like I could "overshake" it.
I them put my hand slowly into the water, syringe first. I got down within 4-5" of the little ***** "mother" aiptasia, squeezed a little out to let the "mother" smell it, waited about 10 seconds, halved the distance to 2" away, squeezed another tiny amount out, wow, I'm this close to this thing with a syringe and it hasn't retracted!?! So far so good.
I then ever so gently moved toward the center of "mother disc" while squeezing tiny amounts out - tiny tiny amounts - then when I got to the outer "tentacles", I went for it - I shot the rest of the syringe full bore into the center of it. A second or two later, it retracted. Darn it, I thought, it caught me in the act and now I have a blob of Aip-X on top of a p***ed off aneonome that would probably spread like wildfire now that it was so rudely disturbed.
I watch and wait, and as I gave up and turned off the 10k's for the day going down to the actinics, I saw the little "implosion" they show in the videos, I thought. Hmmm. Maybe, but I'll see what I see tomorrow.
Tomorrow came, I turned all the lights on, and "mother" was nowhere to be seen - just a little white good (aip-X) where it used to swing about. About a week later, still no sign of the "mother" and the natural predators killed off all of the "baby" nuisances. Another week went by, and still nothing - WOW was I relieved - as I was ready to toss out the beautiful piece of live rock this thing was attached to, which would have required a full re-rockscaping since it was on the bottom.
Bottom line: Expensive, but if you take your time, effective. If you have big ones that thenatural predators won't touch, this is the answer - just keep some predators around for the "babies" - I can't see myself having the patience to try and hit every one of the tiny ones, failing, screaming...
LOVE THIS STUFF By Bob on 9/20/12Bob would recommend this product to a friendI love this stuff. It doesn't hurt my corals at all of the aiptasias are too close
No more aiptasia By Earl on 9/13/12Earl would recommend this product to a friendI got this because I had a small aiptasia problem. I tried a couple of peppermint shrimp, they didn't touch it and I had one red legged hermit crab that would eat it sometimes, but it just came back. I used this and the aiotasia just shrank up and disappeared. I accidently got some on a coral and I thought I had killed it, but it didn't seem to affect it at all.
Works great By Seth on 9/3/12Seth would recommend this product to a friendWorks great! Move slow and follow the directions and you'll love the results!
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In an exciting development for reef-keepers Red Sea has developed a unique patent pending formula to treat the pest anemones Aiptasia sp., Anemonia majano and Boloceroides sp.
Aiptasia (otherwise known as glass anemones) are often introduced via live rock or corals and can quickly reach plague proportions in marine aquaria, destroying corals and other marine livestock with devastating effect.
Existing treatments are often unsuccessful as when threatened Aiptasia quickly retract into holes in the rock and release planula (larvae) in to the aquarium which can rapidly develop in to full anemones. Additionally any part of the anemone’s body left attached to a rock can regenerate into a full anemone. Many treatments can therefore lead to a proliferation rather than the removal of Aiptasia.
Through research and development carried out by Red Sea Aiptasia-X was created. This product overcomes the problems usually associated with Aiptasia treatments thanks to its unique formula.
Aiptasia-X consists of natural components which form a uniquely thick, adhesive material. Instead of causing the Aiptasia to feel threatened, the unique formula is sensed as food stimulating the anemone to expand and ingest the material. The adhesive form of the treatment makes both the application of the material easy as well as sealing the anemone’s mouth preventing any release of planula. Within minutes of applying the material the Aiptasia will implode, eradicating both the anemone and its planula.
Red Sea’s new treatment is completely reef-safe and any material not ingested by the Aiptasia is harmless to sessile invertebrates. Excess material will decay harmlessly over time without any adverse consequences.
Easy to use and highly effective, Aiptasia-X provides a solution long sought-after by almost every reef-keeper at one time or another in the life of their aquarium.
The Aiptasia-X kit includes a 60ml bottle of material plus an applicator set consisting of a syringe with 2 (straight and angled) lock-on applicator tips enabling treatment of even the most inaccessible of anemones. The 60ml provided in the kit should be sufficient to treat approximately 100 Aiptasia anemones.
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