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Old 09-19-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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Anemone Help

I just recently got an anemone. Its hard to tell if its a Sebae or a Bubble tip.

When I first got it, it was completely white. I didn't know that could be an issue after all the research I have done in the past couple days after getting it. It has taken on a bit of green though.

It remains closed up. There is also some type of white slime around it. I cant see some of the tentactles right now because of it.

We placed it on a rock and it has since moved off the rock, I know it will move until it seems fit in the tank. It is currently at the bottom of the tank sitting on the sand. Should I move it to one of the top rocks?

Water parameters are great. Theres great water flow. I have t5 lights. And its a 35 gallon tank.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:51 AM   #2
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First off, how many T5s? What length are they, how old are the bulbs. How deep is the tank?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:55 AM   #3
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4 T5s length 35 and depth 24
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:59 AM   #4
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I would wonder if it is getting enough light. Also, how old is the tank?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:02 AM   #5
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Tank has been set up 10 months now. First anemone.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:08 AM   #6
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Did you drip acclimate. If you did all this, then only time will tell. I'll tell ya, my anemone would not tolerate my T5s until I decided to buy ATI bulbs. Then everything flourished. Other than that, Hopefully someone else will have an idea.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:13 AM   #7
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Maybe I'm just too new at this, but do you mean drip method by putting the bag in the tank and adding little bits of the water from the tank?

Also what are ATI lights? Would I be able to use them in a regualr fixture? How much do they run for?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:18 AM   #8
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You are correct on the drip acclimate. Usually and hour + process. Also, ATI are just a high quality T5HO bulb. I run 4 ATIs (2 of there coral plus and 2 of there blue plus). Around 20$ per bulb.

Edit - drip is having a piece of airline tubing dripping slowly into the the bag or bowl you put the coral in, slowly matching the salinity, etc.
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:35 AM   #9
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Ours is T5HO, and the same 2 blue 2 coral. 42 watts a piece...
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:42 AM   #10
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T5HO is the bulb type. ATI is one of many T5HO manufactures. You can have T5HO bulbs that are not giving out enough PAR for your anemone to survive.
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