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Marinepure Block pest question

Discussion in 'Pests and Possible Troublesome Inverts' started by MuralReef, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    So we have a Marine pure block that used to be in a tank that at one time had monti eating flat worms. We are not certain that they had been wiped out and they may have been controlled by a 6-line wrasse. We recently set up a couple of 40 breeders as frag tanks at school and wanted to put this block in the sump. Any recommendations for how to do this safely? Can we treat the block with anything to ensure that they are all dead without drying it and wiping out the beneficial bacteria? Or toss it call it a wash and order few new ones?


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  2. halmus

    halmus Sardine Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    My intuition is that if you put them in a tank without a food source for them, they would die off after a while. Not sure if that’s accurate or what their lifecycle is. Might have to wait for a few months?
     
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  3. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Don’t currently have too many montis to begin with so in it might be okay.


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  4. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I agree with Jacob, no food and they die... also, I wonder if a dip would help? Or a fresh water dip?


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  5. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Jodi said the only thing she knows to kill the adults is Bayer. What do you think about a Bayer dip?


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  6. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I think you need to rinse the crap outa stuff with the Bayer dip... so keep that in mind. Those blocks are pretty porous.


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  7. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    That was my thought too. I think what we will do is go ahead and use it. She said it hasn’t had any food for a while so chances are they’re dead. Even so we won’t be adding any montis to the frag tanks for a while.


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  8. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I say keep food out of the tank so I guess monti’s, let them die off and don’t dip. Keep the bacteria as happy as possibly.
     

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