I’ve had this Aiptasia anemone in my tank for a little over a month now. It has been bugging me to remove him from the tank, afraid that he might grow a few friends to go in other parts of the tank, etc. So I decided that it was time for him to go. This guide will walk you through on how to remove a Aiptasia Anemone from your tank.
First, we need Kalkwasser or Calcium Hydroxide as the “lethal” part of removing the anemone. Here I have some Tunze brand calcium Hydroxide that I received when I got the auto top off with the kalkwasser add on. I figured if it came with it why shouldn’t I use it on the Aiptasia Removal in my reef aquarium?
Your also going to need a stir container, here I am using a stainless still container that you might see and steak restaurants, they use this for dipping sauces and various other things. These little dishes or containers also are good for letting your frozen food de-thaw.
Next comes the needle, I happened to acquire a 100 count box of syringes with needles. I am not a super big fan of needles and just seeing this, since it is medical grade gives me the creeps.
Your going to scoop a fair amount of the power Calcium Hydroxide into the little dish so you can add water and make a paste. Since this was going into my tank I used RO/DI water when mixing the paste. I added the paste into the syringe to get read to end the Aiptasia Anemone’s Life. 😀
Here is a shot of the anemone in full view. He doesn’t know what is coming. But it is coming… Any last requests?
The Aiptasia anemone is finally getting the lethal injection of Calcium Hydroxide or Kalkwasser.
If you have any questions about how to do this you can go on the forums for help.