"Majano Wand" Nuisance Hitchhiker Anemone Killing Acrylic and Metal Wand (kills Aptasia, Majano Anemone, and other Reef Pests┃Wand Length = 2 ft)
Brand: Majano Wand
Item Number: MJNO-WAND
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Aquarium-keeping is one of the most awe-inspiring and rewarding hobbies out there. The feeling that we experience when our dream build is finally finished, knowing that we’ve successfully created our own thriving aquatic environment that we can now show and enjoy with friends and loved ones...is priceless to many.
Because of this, we often tend to invest a high amount of monetary and time-related energy towards our tanks. Building a showstopper tank is oftentimes quite costly, and we want to do everything we can to protect our investment.
However, no matter what we do to try and protect our tank and keep everything healthy and thriving, there’s a few ways that our tank can get completely destroyed and crashed in the matter of a few days or even hours. One of the most notorious is waking up to a tank that looks like this...
It doesn’t have to be a massive problem at first. They can start small, from a single polyp, but can completely engulf and envelop an entire tank with a massive army of stinging rays in a matter of a few days with the right conditions.
Three words...Majano and Aptasia.
These are some of the two most common aquarium pests, and some of the most rapidly multiplying infestors. If left untouched they’ll only multiply at a moderate rate, but if disturbed they can completely cover your tank, stinging corals and fish as they grow larger and becoming more and more difficult to remove the bigger the colony gets.
There are a few different options out there to control and eradicate these two pests over time, but most require high time and monetary investment from either waiting for dosing materials to work effectively or purchasing other livestock to take care of the pests naturally. Most of these methods also have the chance to irritate the anemones enough for them to spread eggs across the tank.
The Two Tides Team has found only one instantly effective and virtually full-proof way to completely eradicate any tank with Majano or Aptasia Anemones, and that is the Majano Wand.
This device takes a much more direct extermination approach. It operates on the principle that when electric current is run through saltwater, hydrogen gas is formed. This hydrogen gas is very light and expands rapidly, and then bubbles right off the metal tip of the wand and out of the tank.
For a quick anatomy lesson, the cell structure of anemones is almost entirely water. So when the bubbling hydrogen gas gets injected into these cells, it rapidly expands and bursts the cell entirely.
That’s the whole concept. First, stop all excessive flow in the tank (see Instructions Step 2 in the “Specs” tab). Plug in the wand, find a pest anemone, turn on the wand, and move the needle over and through the anemone until the entire organism turns white and bubbly. This ensures that the anemone is completely destroyed, and takes about 10-30 seconds for each (see the “Videos” tab for a demonstration).
Once the anemone has been destroyed, make sure to vacuum out any of the white remnants so that the tank is completely rid of the pest. Oftentimes they can grow back if even the smallest piece remains, and then it’s back to square one. Be sure to take the time to be rid of the pest for good.
That’s it. Then just dispose of the remains, soak the want tip and wipe carefully, and you’re done. Pests are gone with no multiplying over again.
This is the most surefire way that we as a team have found to cure and completely rid a tank of common anemone pests like Majano and Aptasia. It works extremely quickly and cuts down on any chances of rapid infestation and multiplication upon attempting to move the anemone. It’s also just plain fun to use. You feel like a surgeon, but instead of sowing things up, you’re stabbing and destroying pests out of your aquarium for good. It’s very satisfying to see those harmful critters bubble up into nothingness.
A word of caution...please don’t overuse this tool in your system at one time. This wand does produce gases that aren’t normally in Aquariums in large quantities, so be sure to not use for an extended period of time. The safe usage time scales with your tank size / capacity, so we’ve included a comprehensive list of usage times in the “Specs” tab. Check it out to become educated on this powerful tool before using it, and take a break for a few hours between each killing session before resuming.
Although the Majano Wand is on the higher price range of solutions for keeping anemone pests at bay in an aquarium, it is currently the only solution that we know of that is a one time purchase, and will work on its own over a long-term basis with no refills. This also means that it’s the fastest and easiest to break out and use in the event of a sudden infestation, simply needing an outlet to plug into, and the button to be pressed before stabbing the next pest.
All in all, we truly believe this wand to be a necessary piece of equipment that every serious reef keeper should have on hand. We mean that. The value we gain by always having a proven solution close by and ready to go for controlling very common and almost inevitable pests from popping up in your aquarium and possibly harming our expensive livestock...it’s a must-have for people wanting to protect their investment of rare and priceless aquatic life.
Wand Length: 25.5"
Cord Length: 60"
- Input = 12V / 500 mA
- Output = 110V
Warranty: 6 Months
- Uncoil the wires and plug in the power supply. Carefully, remove the plastic cap on the tip of the Majano Wand.
- (This step has been purposefully added by Two Tides) TURN OFF ALL POSSIBLE FLOW WHILE USING THE MAJANO WAND! Any excessive flow can cause the spread of decaying anemone pieces to other parts of the tank where they may possibly regrow. All powerheads should be off, and return pumps should be left on. Any DC return pumps should be turned down until there’s very low flow coming out of each return fitting in the tank, and return fittings should be pointed straight across the surface of the water if not already. It’s best to point each return fitting towards each corner on the far end of the tank, so that any floating anemone material collects in each corner to be easily removed.
- Push the button, as you stick the needle in/out and on/over a Majano Anemone in the tank. Do Not Hold The Button Down when not touching a Majano Anemone! This can cause severe harm to fish and corals if too much hydrogen gas is released into the water (See the Usage Times below based on your tank capacity).
- Keep sticking the needle in/out and sliding it across the Majano, as it will only kill the parts of the Majano that touch the needle. After five or six insertions, the anemone should be all white and gooey looking.
- If you see any tentacles or tissue still alive, just touch them/it with the needle while pushing the button. It is sometimes easier to slide the side of the probe along the Majano rather than stick it.
- If you do not kill the entire animal it is possible for it to regrow in a short amount of time. White “goo” should float to the top when the Majano is dead. Remove this goo with a net and make sure all of it is removed. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed.
- Don’t keep the button pushed continuously (we are not talking about a minute or two here, we are talking about a larger scale) as the device does emit some gases into the water. Use the chart below to determine how long is okay to use the wand at once for your size tank. Once you've used the wand for one full session, wait a few hours until the next session.
- When finished, Run/Soak the tip of the wand in fresh water for a minute and dry completely. Be careful when drying to only wipe the towel AWAY from the wand handle (out towards the tip of the metal needle). This will ensure that the needle does not bend or become damaged.
- Never allow water to enter the push button. Water (Salt or normal) will rust the metal connections and ruin the Majano Wand’s push button, this includes water that may drip down the wires and get into the push button housing (when hung/held upside down)
- Replace the end cap and store in original box for safety.
- 300 gallon tank————-60 minutes per session
- 200 gallon tank————-40 minutes per session
- 100 gallon tank————-20 minutes per session
- 50 gallon tank—————10 minutes per session
25 gallon tank—————5 minutes per session
- After this amount of time, wait AT LEAST two hours for the gases to disperse and The Majano Wand can be used again.
- Keep the device away from children and be very careful that you don’t stick anyone.
- Always keep the push button and power adapter out of water and completely dry.
- Remember, the rod is PVC and very fragile, it can break, don’t bend it.
- The probe is dulled but still sharp, be careful.
- Use only according to the directions.
In this video, Dan from FishGuyTV walks us through the Function, Live Demonstration, Safety Considerations, and Maintenance for the Majano Wand. Thanks Dan!
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