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Hi all,

As per title, I would like to move a few leather coral from my existing tank to a new one that is cycling now.

However the leather coral is on a piece of LR, and there are aiptsias on the liverock AND a few on the leather itself (the coral seems to be doing okay tho).

I would like try to prevent aiptasia form going into my new tank as much as possible...

Any advise on how should i go this? 

I'm thinking of pulling out the coral into a separate tank with light... and then using aiptasia X on alternate days to elimnate them... will this work?

Thanks!

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Trim the rock to remove the root since u taking out. Other methods if u can't reach or remove the rock. 

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Hi all,
As per title, I would like to move a few leather coral from my existing tank to a new one that is cycling now.
However the leather coral is on a piece of LR, and there are aiptsias on the liverock AND a few on the leather itself (the coral seems to be doing okay tho).
I would like try to prevent aiptasia form going into my new tank as much as possible...
Any advise on how should i go this? 
I'm thinking of pulling out the coral into a separate tank with light... and then using aiptasia X on alternate days to elimnate them... will this work?
Thanks!


Peel the leather from the rock. Even thou it seems “cruel”. It can be done. They will just restick it to the new surface.

Alternative. Chisel the rock to a smaller piece, eliminating the chances of importing aiptasia to the new tank


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Will Red Sea aiptasia X work ?


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Hit and miss. Most times you will end up having more aiptasia. Need to really aim the mouth and hope its glued shut. Otherwise its going to spurt more spores. I usually off all pump and wavemaker and after treating with aiptasia x I will siphon and then glue the spot.

Peppermint shrimp work the best but you need a lot of it and it is not cheap.


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I managed to peel off the base from the rock... it was easier then i thought... but this coral abit unlucky, keep tio aim..

This toadstool is my "happiest coral" that i have so far and reason i got a bigger tank is because it is outgrowing my nano...

Anyway after i peel it off and managed to take a closer look at it, i realized that there are three holes that goes right through the coral.

There is this slime trail of sand which forms this tunnel inside the coral.

I recognize this slime tunnel which is the one made by either bristleworm/ Eunice worm (?) as I've seen it all over my sandbed.

Have used a turkey baster to blast away most of the slime and sand, but there are still some leftover deep in within the coral which i am unable to reach.

The toadstool is still fat and have its tentacles out, color looks normal as well except for the damaged areas which are a little white.

Believe it will just need time to recover and close up the holes, but anyone has any advise whether leaving some leftover sand and slime in the coral will stop it from regenerating?

Thanks! =)

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