brown things growing on live rocks lol

lamaseta17

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i dont know what they are called but i have these brown things growing on my live rocks, there taking over what should i do guys, dont know if they are bad or good.
 

EmilyT

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could we get a pic? brown things isnt really a sufficient description. what do they look like?
 

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cyano

what helped me was water changes and shorter light cycle..since you are running canister filters you may want to check if they are dirty.. cyano can result from high nutrients...google it you will see some remedys
 

EmilyT

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hah! i knew it! that's aiptasia!=bad! fast grower
feed it a bit of joe's juice and it will shrivel up in notime! peppermintshrimp will eat it.
there are many methods of eliminating it :)
 
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grknyer

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Emily is right!! It's Aiptasia. One of the devils you don't want in your tank:sgrin:
Try Joes Juice or "Aiptasia control" by Blue Life.
You might want to address this problem right away.
100 already:eek:
What are you waiting for? Go to your nearest lfs , buy the the stuff and start NOW!!
 
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lamaseta17

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Emily is right!! It's Aiptasia. One of the devils you don't want in your tank:sgrin:
Try Joes Juice or "Aiptasia control" by Blue Life.
You might want to address this problem right away.
100 already:eek:
What are you waiting for? Go to your nearest lfs , buy the the stuff and start NOW!!
im going right now thanks guys:smash:
 

D1J8Z

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do you have corals?

copperbands eat them and so do six line wrasses.... as well someone previously stated that pepperment shrimp eat them as well
 

EmilyT

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as previously stated in other threads, you shouldnt buy a fish just to get rid of aiptasia. All humans can eat meat for example, but some choose not to. peppermints are easier and cheaper and contribute to cleaning your tank. peppermint shrimp arent guaranteed either, so i would kalk/joes juice as many as you can and then and in a few peppermint and cross your fingers ;)
 

ReefnQueens

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go to cvs get a insulin syringe or anytype of syringe**fill with %100 lemon juice** (insulin syringe you can fill it up ) and then stick it into the stem of the aiptasia and inject about half of it ........i had about four of them a few months ago ,did that , and never saw another one again ......and it didnt effect any levels in my tank
 

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