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Old 08-06-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Anenome help!!

My Anenome has been looking all shriveled up, but then after some time it opens back up and looks very healthy. All my parameters are perfect. Any ideas?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #2
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My Anenome has been looking all shriveled up, but then after some time it opens back up and looks very healthy. All my parameters are perfect. Any ideas?
Hows yout lighting?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:05 AM   #3
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The tank is 70 gallons. I have a t-5 HO! 4 bulbs with a total of 156 watts. Two 10000k and two actinics
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The tank is 70 gallons. I have a t-5 HO! 4 bulbs with a total of 156 watts. Two 10000k and two actinics
Add any new food or chemicals?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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None other than a drop of iodine every other day for my coral
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:17 AM   #6
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Thats not enough light. Anemones need 4 plus watts per gallon your at 2.2 quite low.
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Thats not enough light. Anemones need 4 plus watts per gallon your at 2.2 quite low.
I think this would depend on how deep, etc the nem is from the surface wouldn't it?
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Nems will often close up a little at night and will really shrink to expel waste. Its normal for nems to close now and again. I would only worry if it stays closed up for more than a day. As long as its mouth is not gaping open you should be ok.
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Nems will often close up a little at night and will really shrink to expel waste. Its normal for nems to close now and again. I would only worry if it stays closed up for more than a day. As long as its mouth is not gaping open you should be ok.
Kinda sounds like not enough light nems usually do better under more powerful lighting or perhaps your bulbs are older idk
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Kinda sounds like not enough light nems usually do better under more powerful lighting or perhaps your bulbs are older idk
Agree not enough light and also dosing iodine can be dangerous, you dont need it if you are doing basic water changes, also never dose anything that you are not testing for.
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