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Old 03-19-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
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HELP Green carpet anemone

Hi I am in need of some help I bought two days ago a green carpet anemone from petco. I currently have a 55Gal display with a 20 gal sump. With 1 mandarin goby, 1 bicolor angel, and 1 false percula. Lighting is a 250wat MH. I was directed by an employee to get the carpet for compatibility with my clown. So stupid me did. It's such a beautiful creature and I'd like to do anything I can for it. Or to protect my livestock if that is my only option. I also have 2in of live sand and approx 60lb of live rock. I currently checked my water parameters for
78 degrees
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Calcium=550ppm .... That's all I can check as I do this about one a week and major checks I do once a month but tAke to lfs as I do not have all test. Now from all the research I've done it looks like the carpet is on his way out :/
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:16 AM   #2
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Well first off the carpet was a poor choice as your mandarin would eventually end up as a snack. Second, you don't have enough light for it. How long has the tank been running?
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Day 1 I read up more and researched they move alot and actually prefer sand over rocky substrate. Before I could move him he moved on his own and wedged himself in between two live rocks and was upside down foot up. I felt he was distressed so I removed him and placed him in the sand bed.
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The nem will move to wherever it feels happy. Don't try and move it, that stresses them more.
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The tank has been running for a 6 month period. After being transferred from a prior location which everything was running for 10 years all of which was moved to the new location
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Any and all advice is appreciated! I am fairly new to this hobby and seek information all over. I ve learned alot has to do with trial and error and not all cases are the same.
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Did you get the tank used basically? It looks nice but yeah the nem looks quite unhappy. Is it just one 250w pendant?
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Yes bought used. ... And the lfs told me that my 1 250watt metal halide bulb was sufficient lighting :/ it's a brand new bulb not even a month old 14k
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