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Hey guys

 

I have this 180g Tank going but my Majanos have gon out of control.... during the last two months i have not paid much attention to my tank other than feeding, testing and skimmer stuff and today finally had some time to play with it and whoa.... I have majanos everywhere... what would be the best way to get rid of them?

 

I was thinking of taking them out and putting in a trash can with saltwater and close the lid, would have circulation in there but hoping with no light they would die.

 

is there any other way i could get rid of them.. they are probably on 80% of my rock..(laugh) its pretty crazy how fast these suckers spread

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If you don't want to kill the rock and start over, get yourself a bottle of aptasia x and get to killing them, will take several sessions of blasting them before you can say you are winning the battle, and just when you think you have won, give it a couple weeks and don't be suprised to see more, otherwise you would be better off using purified water unsalted and put your rock in there, the fresh water will kill them and all good bacteria, then start over.

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My ro/di needs new di media..... do u guys know if I can get some locally? How long should the rock be on purified water?

 

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I forget what filefish a friend got but it worked really well in his 180. PM Gawf4fun. He's got the fish I'm talking about.

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westside should have some DI, but just to kill your rock I think using the water it produces will be fine, you just don't want to use tap water cuz the phosphates and chlorine will get into the rock and you will have alge issues for quite a while when you go to reuse the rock.

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I just picked up a filefish from Upscales after Frank's advice. They had two in stock. Mine hasn't started on them yet i don't think, but I'll give it time. Pretty unique and cool fish too.

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Someone on here had a electric zapper that was passed around, dont remember how it worked out

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I was wondering about those looks like a lot of fun but was not sure how effective they are and the colst seems like a lot to just try it out.

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I had a Filefish for about 2 months and nothing.. Didn't touch one majano.. I too have wanted to try the zapper but 120 bucks is to much to try it. How about burning them off with torch? could i rinse them after and put them back in the tank? so far i think i need to take out all my rock just leave a few in there that don't have majanos for the bacteria. How long should i leave them in the fresh water?

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I can atest to Franks comment regarding he HAD Majanos (no offense Frank-(whistle) it is what it is, and not it WAS-(laugh))

 

He had those suckers all over the place and a week or so when I was I noticed NOT 1

 

I know he has acanc/blastos and zoas, not sure it it dined on them or not-Its a small price to pay IMO to rid your tank of those suckers-

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Ya I think the filefish is a hit or miss. I've read that most time they do eat majanos guess mine really didn't like em...

 

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I had peppermint shrimp I put in from my old tank but it was only like 3 and I cannot find them anymore...... if I burn them with a torch what is the process of getting the rock back in my tank? Just rinse or should I give them a fresh water bath for a few months?

 

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I tried to burn them zap them I tried everything it seem to make it worst the more I killed the more they cam back. The filefish was the only thing that worked. He did like acans but that was it. Going to try some more acans to see if he still like them.

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I have had good results with the files as some eat them right away but some do take there time, I have had one decide it liked paly's and zoa's and acans so be aware but most have left everything else alone in my OP the best way to go if u want to naturally rid your tanks of these pests..

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Im going to try some lime juice tonight and maybe have a torch fest this weekend.... if nothing works I may have to try a couple file fish again.... maybe my file fish was a girl and was on a diet (scratch).... Hopefully i can find something to control these sucker... Ill keep you guys posted... Does anyone in this Forum have a Zapper??? i would like to try it out

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