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Anyone in the Vancouver (preferable) / Portland area with loads of aiptasia they’re willing to part with?

This might sound a bit crazy but willing to trade coral for your aiptasia 🤣

Berghia Nudibranch Farm starting up. Need some food for these little buggers. Looking to eventually supply some local reefers and shops with Berghies.
 

…But need the aiptasia farm to coincide with that Berghia farm. 

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21 minutes ago, obrien.david.j said:

Love your idea for floating the berghia containers!   Better approach than I took.  

Thanks! Ya, I saw some good articles on Bergie farms that helped give some inspiration and this is V1 of my system with what I had laying around. 
 

I have a few “fat marker” plans of a full system I can put in place that gets water changes through the system with a mini-manifold. 

Once I get some further experience and really dial in the setup and best methods, I plan on eventually building out a full acrylic farm tank that will make for easier Nudi farming, maintenance, and age grouping for those ready to be sold / brought into shops. 
 

But right now the real need is a big aiptasia farm. Hopefully there are enough reefers in the area with aiptasia infestations that can help me out and get some coral or live-rock replacement in exchange 

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That’s awesome that you are trying to grow them.  The people I know that have tried found they are such voracious aiptasia eaters it’s trying to have enough aiptasia to grow.

Good luck! I wish I had aiptasia to give but then again I’m glad I don’t . Joes juice in a small tank has kept my aiptasia at bay. 

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2 hours ago, Emerald525 said:

That’s awesome that you are trying to grow them.  The people I know that have tried found they are such voracious aiptasia eaters it’s trying to have enough aiptasia to grow.

Good luck! I wish I had aiptasia to give but then again I’m glad I don’t . Joes juice in a small tank has kept my aiptasia at bay. 

Ya, thanks Kim! I have ideas on the aiptasia farm but just need to collect as much as I can to start. 

the goal is going to be to turn around a lot of the Nudis to reefers and stores, so hopefully it’s not about trying to breed 100s and 100s of nudi’s at this stage and just keeping a small amount of breeders. Which means less Aiptasia needed at this stage. 
 

but ya, it’s always one of those funny situations where people want to help but also are glad they can’t because then it means they’re dealing with an aiptasia issues. 
 

I have a few sources that are going to be able to help over the weekend but really looking to get as much as possible for the time being to build up the aiptasia stock. Figured I’d ask in as many places as possible, especially if people were having issues and wanted to get rid of some. 

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I have an excessive load of aptasia that I would love to donate.  But the buggers are lodged in all the cracks and crannies of large rocks, most of which are an integral part of my seascape.  How in the world can you utilize these?  I do have 5 or 6 that embedded in the sand.  Will that help?

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