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Hi All,
I introduced a rose bubble tip into my tank a year ago and since it’s grown and split many times over! They are now taking up way too much real estate and stinging my SPS. I am hoping to remove some to move on/sell. Any tips on how to achieve this would be greatly appreciated. They seem welded to the live rock! Is it possible to remove them or if not reduce them another way? I’ve tired altering the flow and blasting with a power head but they just retract a bit. Many thanks. John.


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Reply #1

I was going to say try to annoy them with a power head and grab one when it’s on the move but I guess you already tried that.

I don’t suppose you have any pics of your tank? I’m just being nosy and wanna see what could happen in a year.

What’s your feeding routine them them? (If any)

Good luck !


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Reply #2

Thanks!

Yeah have tried annoying them and thy just don’t seem bothered at all.

Tried to upload the wide image of tank so you can see but didn’t seems to work - picture too big? I will try and take another closer one.

I used to feed them occasionally with a bit of prawn but stopped ages ago after they seemed to be doing a little too well - they still grew!


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Reply #3

You can make ice cubes with RO water then use that to rub around their foot - they should release (can take a bit of getting the hang of it!)

Good luck! (Where are you based if you are getting rid of some?)

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You can make ice cubes with RO water then use that to rub around their foot - they should release (can take a bit of getting the hang of it!)

Good luck! (Where are you based if you are getting rid of some?)
Maybe an ice stick will be easier?


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Reply #5

You can pry them off rockwork with a blunt object e.g. the back of long tweezers. It takes a while, but should be okay as long as they haven’t dug themselves too deep into crevices... just be careful to not damage the foot


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Reply #6

Thanks all. Will give it a go. Agree Ice sticks may be easier! I’m in the UK


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Reply #7

In Tesco they are selling ice cube trays but they make sticks instead of cubes (so you can put them in your drink bottle)


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