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Old 10-06-2014, 05:34 PM
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chemistry Eradicating Blue Clove Polyps

So my tank has been over run with these things for a few years now the have taken over every possible spot of live rock in my tank. What got me to start the Eradication was the fact that I lost a few sps frags that I put in my tank because the BCP actually smothered and killed them.

So after a ton of research I found out that fluke tabs killed these little buggers so I started my search. After tons of research I found out they stopped making them years ago(Banging my head against the wall)!!!!!!!

So on to more searching and I came across an article..
http://maxdraco.wordpress.com/2013/0...-hydriods-etc/

So I found this at my local pet store
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...e3d1107f25.jpg

I mixed up a gallon of salt water with 1 pack and tested it in my frag tank first to make sure it wouldn't kill my zoas or Sps and after a week and about 3/4 of a gallon no more BCPs and my zoas & sps are fine...

So I mixed up another gallon and put it in my display tank.

I forgot to take before pics but these are about 4 hrs after treatment.
BCP rock covered
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...19223c6393.jpg

Waving hand Anthalia usually 3-4+ in long
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...134445c348.jpg

Elephant ear shrooms usually quarter size
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...a29efe52b6.jpg

Frag rack with various corals on it
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...fc5a5866d8.jpg

Green Paly rock (you can see them closing up)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...ec5e209738.jpg

Before & after Rasta zoa frag from the frag tank
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...6a3c32db8d.jpg

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...4a3402bc67.jpg
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:51 PM
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U could've traded the clove rocks for clean live rock. I would've traded
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:37 PM
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All my corals are mounted on the rocks so it would have been a major chore to pull all the rock!!!
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:29 PM
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I just dosed the fenbendazole to kill GSP. It worked. But any of the GSP that was on/near my SPS, also killed the SPS.

Looks like as the GSP died off, whatever it released wasn't good.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:48 PM
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It's amazing . I can't get one to live in my tank
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for sharing. Do you know if this will work for blue anthelias as well?
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:17 AM
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22 hours after treatment Xenia and pink anthalia looking bad

Blue cloves closing up and starting to melt away..
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:34 PM
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awww...poor cloves...my wife loves them - too bad they don't last long in my tank.
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:02 PM
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Am I the only one who likes blue cloves u can keep in check with aptasiax
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Old 10-12-2014, 12:33 AM
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all those little polyps, cloves and xenias don't last long in my tank with my Regal....
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