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Thread: Solving the Aptasia problem with Lemon Juice

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    Default Solving the Aptasia problem with Lemon Juice

    So I have been nursing my tank back and all things r doing great 👍 - except for the massive Aptasia outbreak. I have been cautious to treat as the tank is healing. I ordered some peppermint shrimp that still haven't come in and found a website https://www.thespruce.com/eliminate-...-juice-2921248 that suggested Lemon 🍋 juice. I hit the tanks and went out. Came back and most if not all are gone!! Cheap and easy! U just need a needle and some lemon juice
    155 gallon reef

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    That is good to know! Did the lemon juice have an affect on your alkalinity or pH?
    Lynne

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    Lemon juice had no effect yesterday- will monitor today
    155 gallon reef

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    i have had great results with White vinegar using the syringe. the vinegar act as a carbon source and the corals responded to it too opened wide like they were feeding

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    great to know there are home remedies to solve the aptasia nightmare
    155 gallon reef

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    I have used Aptasia-X with positive results. For ten bucks it came with a syringe, was super easy to use and had instant results.

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    Boiling ro water shot into them works also!!! Just don't get it on to other corals
    Ken Higgins
    120 gallon reef
    50 gallon fresh water

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    Wow - how did you shoot boiling water with out burning your fingers?

    I have used kalkwasser paste in the past. Those little suckers are hard to get rid of.
    Lynne

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    Have not burned my hands yet. Hardest part is getting them to open up and take their medicine!!!
    Ken Higgins
    120 gallon reef
    50 gallon fresh water

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    try the vinegar, don't have to wait for them to open up pump it into the base or the stem if you don't get it in the mouth. will melt

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