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Mint Palys taking over again. How can I kill 'em without killing other corals?


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    Tom Toro - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Mint Palys taking over again. How can I kill 'em without killing other corals?

    The Mint palys are encroaching on my chalices. Last time this happened, I ended up taking the rocks out to dry to kill 'em. Just wondering if you guys use anything to control palys or zoas when they get out of hand.

    A couple of options for me are the aiptasia electrocutor and kalk paste. Has anybody used this thing completely underwater and is it safe? Also, is the kalk paste strong enough to kill a paly?

    There's a laser, but that sounds dangerous to fish or other corals that you happen to zap on the way to the paly.

    Any ideas or methods using what I already have?
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    With proper eye, hand, and ventilation mask, outside-

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    Maybe you could cook them off?? The flame is adjustable. Dont see why it wouldnt work. Just be carefull of the "fumes"
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    Using tweezers, I've just always peeled them off the rock. Making sure to grab them as close to the rock as possible. I've had much success this way. Allowing me to clear only the areas I want.
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    Good suggestions, Folks. I have tons of these and will probably have to remove the rocks, however I do it. I will use a chemical mask I bought just after I had the first sickness from palys. Did my research after of course and you're right Chris, it's real bad for you for sure.
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    We always use the aptasia X or kalkwasser paste. It works but you'll have to do it severally times. Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Toro View Post
    The Mint palys are encroaching on my chalices. Last time this happened, I ended up taking the rocks out to dry to kill 'em. Just wondering if you guys use anything to control palys or zoas when they get out of hand.

    A couple of options for me are the aiptasia electrocutor and kalk paste. Has anybody used this thing completely underwater and is it safe? Also, is the kalk paste strong enough to kill a paly?

    There's a laser, but that sounds dangerous to fish or other corals that you happen to zap on the way to the paly.

    Any ideas or methods using what I already have?
    We use to have an Aptasia zapper we got from Mike Zalewski. Until it fried it would remove any palley,aptasia,mahano.... The real one I would assume would last longer and make things easier

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    Be very very careful with those Paly's.

    Hopefully they are not Texas Trash but it sounds like they might be.

    Do you have a picture of them?

    I have heard of few stories of those Nuking Tanks with Paly Toxin.

    I always tell people never to get Texas Trash Paly's because of that.

    I Nuked a Tank of Hammer and Frogspawn from Purple Death Paly Toxin (Wish I never got them).

    And I was not even trying to Kill them.

    It was from Water Changes!

    Every time I did my Weekly Water Change everything was very Stress Out for the next few days.

    The SPS Frags died immediatly from the first time it happened and the LPS all died after a few more times with them in my Tank.

    The only corals that lived were the Zoanthids and Palys (I am sure they must be somewhat immune to Paly Toxin since they carry it themselves.
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