It works, but it's a process. By jonathan on 7/22/2013
jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
People are always looking for a "cure all" for aiptasia. This stuff works, but it's not the one shot, one kill solution. There is nothing out there that will completely kill these buggers without a little elbow grease.
You have to check the next couple days after initial treatment for smaller aiptasia or pieces of the original aiptasia. Nuke them again. It will work eventually. You just have to keep up with the applications and possibly add a natural predator (peppermint shrimp or nudibranch) to help you with the "baby" anemones.
Lastly, keep on top of your water parameters. This stuff can affect ph, despite what others say. Nothing drastic, but notable.
Overall, it's a great product. It works. You just really have to keep on top of the anemones for a while.
succesful product.. By sirky on 7/15/2013
sirky would recommend this product to a friend
GREAT PRODUCT--GREAT PRICE-- GREAT SERVICE...
THANK U BULK REEF SUPPLY !!!!!!!! MARC
aiptaisa-x By Hawk on 7/15/2013
Hawk would recommend this product to a friend
I started seeing a few of these aiptasisa pest in my tank, with one dose I was able to clear them out, Great product.
It Works By BJW on 6/24/2013
BJW would recommend this product to a friend
I had one and now it is gone. it worked
Works great By Kenneth on 5/10/2013
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
Got some live rock that had Aptasia on it. This stuff worked great. Just use it as directed and no problems.
Works By LT on 5/10/2013
LT would recommend this product to a friend
I had about 15 aiptasia in my 38 gallon; taking over my zooas. I was able to get rid of them all with this. It works pretty well. Like others have said, if you have a big outbreak, this may not be the right solution.
Its been about 4 days since treatment and I see no side affects.
It works By Ingo on 4/25/2013
Ingo would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 4/1/2013
Matt wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This 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 3/31/2013
Dustin would recommend this product to a friend
best product for aiptasia ive used other than prevention.
Work good so far! By vegadan1 on 3/26/2013
vegadan1 would recommend this product to a friend
Works good So far.... Time will tell!
great stuff By coralman on 3/7/2013
coralman would recommend this product to a friend
the 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 2/19/2013
rookie would recommend this product to a friend
Amazing results, this product is no joke works rite away as soon its applied never seen anything like it....
Works well By Ray on 12/9/2012
Ray would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 11/29/2012
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
It works - last resort - doesn't affect aquarium By Sean on 11/20/2012
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
Well, 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 9/20/2012
Bob would recommend this product to a friend
I love this stuff. It doesn't hurt my corals at all of the aiptasias are too close
No more aiptasia By Earl on 9/13/2012
Earl would recommend this product to a friend
I 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 9/3/2012
Seth would recommend this product to a friend
Works great! Move slow and follow the directions and you'll love the results!
Bye bye aiptasia! By BRIAN on 8/30/2012
BRIAN would recommend this product to a friend
I had a good sized aiptasia growing from underneath a new frag I put into my reef. One simple injection of Aiptasia X into its mouth and it was gone in seconds, never to return. The paste dissolves over 24 hours or less and causes no harm to the rest of the reef. Great product.
works as advertised By Thomas on 8/16/2012
Thomas would recommend this product to a friend
Works just as it says it does. Need to stay on top of it because these things are really prolific.
Effective but not a permanant solution By Louis on 8/10/2012
Louis would recommend this product to a friend
I noticed some Aptasia popping up in my nano about 3 months ago. Some getting rather large. This product works fantastically but they always seem to come back.
I have button polyps, green star polyps, xenia, Duncan, and mushrooms in my nano and in the past 3 months none of these coral have been affected by the Aptasia-X. For me it has truly been ref safe as advertised.
it works! By scott on 7/14/2012
scott would recommend this product to a friend
I had purchased some live rock from a fellow reefer. Well the rock came loaded with aiptasia which I had not seen prior to purchasing it. I wanted a quicka and effective method to kill this pest. Aiptasia-X works pretty well. You just have to make sure and get it into the mouth very slowly so it does not retract. It can also be tricky depending on where the pest is located on the rock as my tank does not have a large opening at the top. All in all great product.
great as long as you read the directions By Robert on 5/21/2012
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
If you follow the directions, advance slowly towards the aiptasia while gently dispensing the product the tentacles will wrap around the needle and allow you to gently cover the entire oral disk. It will die and not release any planulae.
If you just try to blast the anemones they will retract and release their planulae causing an outbreak of little ones.
There is a LOT of solution in the bottle so if you are careful not to contaminate the bottle with salt water and replace what you don't use it will last for hundreds of satisfying cnidarian deaths! I have killed large and small aiptasia and after several weeks I have not found any babies growing anywhere.
Great product By Shawn on 5/20/2012
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
i had a major aiptasia problem with a particular rock. I bought this product and eliminated my problem in 2 days. It did not seem to affect my corals. If you need to kill aiptasia, this works. Follow directions.