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Old 03-28-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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i am lookin over my friends tank while he is on vacation and today i noticed his PH sucked p his anemone.. anyways the tank is all coudy now.. what should i do? is there gonna be an ammonia spike from this? Should i do a water change? Run carbon? TIA!!
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YES, YES, YES!

Yes Ammonia spike. Yes do a large water change asap, and then again, and again for the next few days. Get some crbon running in there, and change ot out evry day as well.

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will do it asap thanks!!!
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What is the size of the tank? How large was the anemone? Was the entire anemone sucked up or just a small part of it? What are the current nh3/no2 readings?

Depending on the size of the tank and the size of the anemone the system may be able to handle a slight nh3 increase.

Also please make sure you mix the saltwater for a minimum of 8 hours and if possible 24 hours prior to using since adding newly mixed saltwater too soon can be caustic to corals/inverts.

Check to see if your friend has any chemicals like Amquel, Chemi-Pure, or Purigen since using those would be even more beneficial then GAC for this type of thing.
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the tank is a 29Gal and the anemone was prally about 4in across.. i just noticed it during my lunch time so all i could do at the time was take what was left of it off the power head... there was a big chunk left on the powerhead...
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You probably will have issues since it’s only a 29 gal. If 80% or so was still left on the ph and was removed then 20% of a 4” anemone would only cause a slight nh3 increase and it would still likely take 4-8 hours for it to register with an nh3 test.

Have you tested the nh3/no2 yet? Do you have water mixing now for a change later on? I’d shoot for around 10 gal pwc to start and try to match the sg/ph/temp to the main as closely as possible. I’d mix a total of 20-30 gal if you have a container large enough in case the nh3 does go higher then anticipated so you can do another 10 gal change after 4+ hours.

Key thing is to not rush too quickly or you may cause more damage to the reef tank then the anemone did.
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sounds like a plan... thanks for the advice thus far and i will post on how everything works out...
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