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Old 11-18-2018, 10:42 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=Zv7K1uyns5k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6AJtBGZccI

these are his videos he sent me of the bugs and him cleaning them
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:04 PM
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THANK you! Those are defintiely what I saw on my coral.

Wonder how long they can survive without a coral host.

Worth noting for the fw dip I did not ph or temp match (frustration drove the decision)
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:24 PM
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yes, frustration is something you will need to come to love with these pests until they are gone. took me almost 10 months to finally kill them. Havent seen any even under the scope for the past 6 weeks or so, but I've still been checking all of my acros every week and refuse to sell any frags of them until im 100% certain they are gone. I wouldnt wish this pest on anyone.
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I started basting everyday with a mj1200. I always do once a week with water changes but going to up it to daily to hopefully get them all out.
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the problem with basting is you may not get them out of the system, and you definitely dont get the eggs off that way. I thought I had gotten rid of them back in may or so because I hadnt seen any signs of them on visual inspection with the naked eye for a few weeks, then I was away for about 5 weeks and when I got back the infestation was back in full force. Thats what drove me to purchase the scope to eradicate them. Figured it must have been a baby or a very small one i didn't. Now I see everything!
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That’s a good point. There’s going to have to be some luck involved.

I may just crack and pull everything from the tank. Move them to a qt setup and just do what you did. If that’s the only sure fire way we have to deal with whatever this is for now.
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Which stereoscope did you go with?
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Which stereoscope did you go with?
I went with this scope...

https://www.amscope.com/3-5x-90x-zoo...lar-stand.html

And this light...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Then for removing the pests from the coral I used a combination of a toothbrush, dental tools, and very fine tweezers
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Thank you! I hate this hobby But I can't get away.
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So of the corals that I dipped in fw they were surviving, looked really crappy but definitely had polyp extension. Decided to take them out and discard them after I saw one bug crawling around on a dipped piec. If they were larger pieces I cut the tips off and reglued.

It’s defintiely going to be a battle and any corals that show signs of damage are going to be removed, clipped, dipped and returned to the tank.

Sad this happened to me but hopefully someone out there has had them and beat them.
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