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Killing palythoa

Postby PranK » Wed 30 Aug, 2017 10:21 pm

Hi all,

I have more Palys in my tank than water. I've tried lots of ways to kill them and have even spent a week in hospital after some palytoxin got in a cut on my arm. So I'm not too keen on cutting or anything like that. My last cutting attempt killed an acro.

So. Now I'm wondering if I can get some rags from Bunnings and wrap the paly rocks in them. I can't see them releasing toxin this way as they won't be cut or crushed.

What do you think?

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Re: Killing palythoa

Postby bimborocks » Thu 07 Sep, 2017 9:33 pm

No ideas but when you find a way to kill them off let me know. I have been considering using a laser as I have seen a few bits about it but undecided
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Re: Killing palythoa

Postby shrimpman » Tue 28 Nov, 2017 9:06 am

Have you considered selling the rockwork with Palys attached. One mans weed is another mans treasure.

people love frags :)
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Re: Killing palythoa

Postby 555combo » Tue 28 Nov, 2017 9:25 am

You could cover them in kalk paste. Slowly do a section as to not change your talk too much but selling that piece of rock might be the easiest. Depending on where it is in your scape and what else is attached though.
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Re: Killing palythoa

Postby PranK » Tue 28 Nov, 2017 10:19 am

Thanks guys,

I'm managed to isolate a few of the rocks, they are big pieces and covered in palys. I'll get some pics and see if people want them.

Otherwise I was going to get a green bag and add weights to each corner, I'd then put it over bits of the palys and slowly kill each section.
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Re: Killing palythoa

Postby shrimpman » Tue 28 Nov, 2017 10:45 am

I'd be more than happy to rehome some green ones :)
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