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Old 06-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #31
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Good is a matter of opinion. If you like the look of it, and it's not spreading like wildfire, it's good.
I would be feeding my anemone small pieces of meaty foods, such as a piece of raw shrimp or fish, a couple times a week. Something about the size of a pea or smaller would be more than enough.
I do think the reds look good , I was worried I might be starting a algae bloom but checked all parameters and all is good .
Nitrates : 5 ppm
Phosphate : 0 ppm
Ph : 8.2
Gravity : 1.024

I started feeding my anemone raw shrink and scallops .
Every other week .
Last night was his feeding he got a gallop cut into 4
He is massive !! Lol
I bought a few zoas , 1 hammer coral ,
1 candy cane .
1 small frag pipe organ ,
Every thing seams to be going well .
Alone with that I added a cleaner wrasse , yellow wrasse ,
And cleaner shrimp yesterday
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #32
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Next week ill feed him a raw shrimp cut into 3 .
As for feeding corals how much or often should I feed them ?
What would you suggest feeding then ?
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:28 AM   #33
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I do think the reds look good , I was worried I might be starting a algae bloom but checked all parameters and all is good .
Nitrates : 5 ppm
Phosphate : 0 ppm
Ph : 8.2
Gravity : 1.024

I started feeding my anemone raw shrink and scallops .
Every other week .
Last night was his feeding he got a gallop cut into 4
He is massive !! Lol
I bought a few zoas , 1 hammer coral ,
1 candy cane .
1 small frag pipe organ ,
Every thing seams to be going well .
Alone with that I added a cleaner wrasse , yellow wrasse ,
And cleaner shrimp yesterday
I have noticed everything I feed with raw meaty food my skimmer goes nuts and spills over ,
Is this normal ?
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #34
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feed the anemone very small pieces. It is stressful for them to digest larger hunks.
You are adding nutrients to the tank. If your skimmer is sensitive, yes, it's normal. Try to stick with the white fishes, not tuna or salmon. Those are too oily IMO.
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:28 PM   #35
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feed the anemone very small pieces. It is stressful for them to digest larger hunks.
You are adding nutrients to the tank. If your skimmer is sensitive, yes, it's normal. Try to stick with the white fishes, not tuna or salmon. Those are too oily IMO.
Apparently it's sensitive to scallops and shrimp too ,
It seamed to devour the chunks ,
They were about 1/2" square pieces ,
A hour after feeding it was open and bigger then 12" across .
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feed the anemone very small pieces. It is stressful for them to digest larger hunks.
You are adding nutrients to the tank. If your skimmer is sensitive, yes, it's normal. Try to stick with the white fishes, not tuna or salmon. Those are too oily IMO.
It has found a place in front of a power head where it seams to be the happiest ,
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feed the anemone very small pieces. It is stressful for them to digest larger hunks.
You are adding nutrients to the tank. If your skimmer is sensitive, yes, it's normal. Try to stick with the white fishes, not tuna or salmon. Those are too oily IMO.


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Taken this morning , approximately 12 hours after its last feeding
You can't see it but the rest of the anemone is down the back of the rock ,
The mouth is in the center at the top of the rock
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It's a beast!
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It's a beast!
You know of any online stores that sell waving hands coral ?
Waving hands thick stem ( Xenia sp ) is what live aquaria has it listed as .
There is another green one that looks very cool .
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