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    How to safely get rid of unwanted polyps

    Hi all, my zoa garden are kinda getting taken over by this gold brown polyp, what would you suggest to deal with this? The rock is glued in already so kinda hard to take it out. And I do have a bottle of aiptasia-x. Should I try that? Or should I make my own kalk paste and kill like 20 every day? Any one got any experience on this?



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    I too would like the answer... my tank is getting overrun with zoas!!
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    Man, this is a hard one. I try to avoid these despite their beauty and simplicity.

    If it were me...and I had these in my tank...I think the safest and best way would be to buy a laser and nuke em.

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    Tough one! But Im in the same boat. I have some that are encroaching on my favorite chalice and Im starting to see some die back on it. I was going to try and remove with a blade and relocate....maybe use some bone cutters and cut some of the rock back. Problem is that both of those would really only be temporary fixes because they would grow back and Im torn with the idea of moving the chalice because this happens to be its sweet spot.

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    Just make a pasty "hot water" kalkwasser Combo, turn off all your pumps and paste away then use a turkey baster and suck up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tnconcept View Post
    Just make a pasty "hot water" kalkwasser Combo, turn off all your pumps and paste away then use a turkey baster and suck up...

    Cheers!
    Tony, thanks for the suggestion but can I ask more detail on how to make the paste? Using a syringe with hot water dense Kalkwasser?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reefahholic View Post
    Man, this is a hard one. I try to avoid these despite their beauty and simplicity.

    If it were me...and I had these in my tank...I think the safest and best way would be to buy a laser and nuke em.
    tell me more about this laser you speak of.
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    I have a 5w laser that I use to control aiptasia and such, and I can say that frying zoas in a tank is risky. It isnt an instant vaporizing deal with lasers, it is more of a steady burn. In the 10 seconds it takes to kill a polyp a lot of toxin can be sluffed off into the tank. I wouldnt risk it.
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    I donít clean my skimmer every day, but when I do,... I clean it bare-handed.
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    First you would have hot water in a container and heat it up in the microwave you want it really hot it helps to mix the kalk better. Add enough kalk until you have a good paste very thick. Once you got a good mix you would suck it up with your syringe and gently pasted the stuff over the zoas kills on contact try to hit the mouth and have it all around you will see them melt and just suck it up with the turkey. Just keep the next batch hot and turn off your power-head and you wont make a mess once you suck it. Its more effective if its hot and pasty! Your fish and other corals won't even know what happens...

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    Tony, thanks for the suggestion but can I ask more detail on how to make the paste? Using a syringe with hot water dense Kalkwasser?


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    Thanks a lot!! Iíll try this ha


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