(Posted on 4/4/12)
Comments: First of all they do a great job of providing excellent customer service and very fast shipping.The wand was packaged well and protected from any possibility of damage during shipping.The instructions were clear and precise. The operation is straight forward and easy to handle. Plenty of cord and the overall quality of the item is very good. It does what it is advertised to do....KILLS Aptasia. None of the Aptasia has returned. I still have a few I need to remove, but thats because they are in the rock work and the wand is long and straight...so rock work will have to be removed to access some of these aptasia, I guess thats the drawback...wish it had a plug that allowed you to unplug long wand and you could plug a shorter one in so as to reach harder to get Aptasia.But other than that ..Great product and it works wonderful. Good Job. I am pleased.
Worth the price tag!
(Posted on 3/20/12)
Comments: During the early days of my 120 gallon reef I failed to quarantine a piece of LR which had one aiptasia anemone on it. My wife thought it was pretty, and I just assumed I scored a decent looking hitchhiker... That is until small versions started popping up in my other pieces of LR, in my refugium, in my overflows, and in my GFO reactor!
I tried kalk paste, joe's juice and aiptasia-X all with varying degrees of success, but each seemed to make the aiptasia mad enough to reproduce and within days of melting down, I had a few more to deal with.
I finally bit the bullet on the majano wand after watching some videos on youtube and wow! Not only did it melt the anemone down to a white blob, it paralyzed it in the process, preventing it from budding off into new nems. Within a week I had my aiptasia problem completely under control, and within 2 weeks my tank was actually aiptasia FREE. I mean it, I haven't seen a new nem in over 6 months!!
This thing is so precise that I even removed an aiptasia from the center of my colony of blue daisy zoas, without harming a single one!
A little advice from someone with experience: 1) make sure to scrape the entire area where the nem was attached to melt down any and all pieces of foot. 2) Have a turkey baster handy and suck the white/brown blob out quickly after melting down the foot attachment.
This product works as advertised! 100%
So Much Fun
(Posted on 3/9/12)
Comments: What a fun "Toy"...I was finally able to kill all the Xenia that had taken over my frag tank. I also killed over 2 dozen Majanos from my main display (all in 1 day) and none have returned (It has been 3 months). When I get new corals I actually hope for Aiptasia and Majanos so I can get the pleasure of killing them in my QT. FREAKING LOVE THIS THING!!!!
So Much Fun and Effective!
(Posted on 2/29/12)
Comments: I love This thing! I bought one from Paul B Many years ago, and recently purchased a new model. The Wand works great! Kills Majanos with ease, and helps me fight my brown Palys and plain green mushrooms. Aiptasia are much trickier, as they retreat so far into rocks that I cant reach all of them, but I just leave them alone.
peppermint shrimp are better
(Posted on 6/14/13)
Comments: I have been in the salt water hobby for a little over a year now and have tried a few gadgets that did not live up and this is one of them. The first problem is that these anemones are typically not vertical so the wand cannot get to them easily. Second even if you do have access to them once you start to use the wand they retreat down into a crevice that the wand will not access. Third when you do have access you have to make sure and work it all up in the anemone to get it all out. I have some loose rock that I tried turning to get better access and still had limited success. I would recommend peppermint shrimp.