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Old 01-22-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Is it normal for an anemone to shrink up all the time? Sometimes mine shrinks up and detaches from whatever it is on. Is this ok?
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The anemone will "walk" around until it finds a place it likes. How many times has it detached? How long was it attached each time?
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Type of anemone? Lighting? How long have you had it?
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It's a pink tip. I have regular NO lighting one 50/50 one 10,000k. the third time its detached not not sure how long it was attached. maybe three days at lost each time.
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Also is there a difference between using distilled and spring water for water changes. I can't afford an ro/di unit right now and it only cost .33 a gallon.
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Old 01-22-2005, 11:34 AM   #6
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When an anemone goes on the move it is ussually beacuae it is not happy with something (parameters, flow, lighting, etc...). Honeslty, NO lighting is not enough to support an anemone. Without the proper lighting it will bleech and die. Do you know the species?
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Spring water is not recommended. Distilled water will be your best bet. Some distilled water used to be done with copper tubing. I dont think this is the case anymore but just something to think about.
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Also is there a difference between using distilled and spring water for water changes.
Distilled would be the better choice as long as the process is not via copper tubing. Spring water is no better than tap when it comes to marine aquaria. Great for drinking but it's loaded with minerals, metals and other elements that will quickly fuel unwanted algaes.

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It is a bubble tip I think. the guy at the LFS said that it needed no special lighting. I have NO bulbs. I have had them for about a week and they show no signs of discoloration or stress.
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