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    Posted: June 01 2015 at 8:22am
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(From the article)-"Treatment tank was 300 gallons. To mix in tank solution --- 1 lb KCL for every 50 gallons tank volume (for the mixture I used 5 gallon buckets and added up to about 7 lb KCL). This will make it easier to just pour one 5 gallon bucket solution and wait 30 minutes to change water.."


I stumbled across this threat yesterday and was very impressed. Many have been searching for an in tank treatment that actually works.

When I found out I had them last year I had to take every acro out of my tank and dip every coral for 8 weeks(just to be safe we doubled the dip period) and leave the tank acro free for months to be certain. So far I haven't seen any since I did this dip regimen.

This article looks like its very promising for those with mature tanks and want to avoid taking their tanks apart to dip.

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Have you actually read the entire thread? I was tagging along and posting in it (under the name MechEng99). That method is not ready for prime time...he lost a LOT and had to remove his fish and cleanup crew. Not much point on an in tank method when you remove most of the livestock.

If I was in his shoes (lots of sps with aefw), I would go with other methods rather than kcl.
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Yeah, the more I read the less I think it would be a realistic treatment. Hopefully someone finds an in tank solution soon. It seems like every hobbiest will get these at some point. I am paranoid I will get them again one day.

Everyone needs a QT tank and sadly most of us don't quaranteen new frags.
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AEFW don't scare me. I had them in an SPS-dominant tank years ago, and I beat them in a month. Monti-eating nudis are what really scare me. They don't starve off as quickly and can live for months without food. I modeled the life cycle of several pests with various treatments...those nudis were the WORST.    
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But yes...QT tanks are a must. Don't know why people think I'm so crazy...hehe
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You beat AEFW and I beat monti eating nudis. :) work hard enough and I think any pest can be beaten.
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How did you beat the nudis?
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Many dips and a very hungry wrasse. I've now got 4 montis in the tank and no wrasse and no nudis.
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Originally posted by ReefdUp ReefdUp wrote:

But yes...QT tanks are a must. Don't know why people think I'm so crazy...hehe


For me I don't quarantine simply because I don't have space for another tank. Once I move into a bigger place that will be my first purchase. I don't like having frags in my main tank either so it will be great to make frags.

AEFW scare me only because you can't see them. Anytime I see a coral losing color even the slightest bit it makes me nervous. The thought of removing all the acros again makes me sick to my stomach-broken colonies and growth stops.
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