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Old 01-20-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Anemone dying?

I got a green long tip anemone 2 days ago. Yesterday it was large and healthy. Today it's deflated and the a little larger than a quarter when it's usually 4 or 5". The tank is 6 months old and 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 2 ppm nitrate. Any ideas?
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More light?, guessing
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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I think 6 months is to early. But do you have any other invertebrates in your tank?
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looks like some algae on the sand what is the PO4 levels? What lights do you have? Size tank? can you tell us more about the tank
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Anemones require an established tank of at least 6-8 months so I added at the bare minimum time. Just tested the phosphate levels and it's at .25 ppm. I use RO/DI water, but the system broke so I had to use RO water for a month. The algae seems to be dying off, but I thinly that was the source of it. Lights are 60" 6 T5 HO lights on a 70 gallon. I know anemones like a lot of light, but these long tips like moderate and a flat surface (sand). It's getting larger now, but not as much as it should be.
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PO4 of .25ppm is very high should not be any higher than .05ppm
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Well I'll have to keep using RO/DI water and hook up the phosban reactor.
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I've been told by plenty people to shy away from long tip nems... Very hard to get to stay alive.
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