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Old 12-11-2010, 05:35 AM   #1
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I noticed my anenome sometimes shrivells up and spit out a gooey substance??

I have just put a green purple tipped anemone in my tank. ( 70 litres)I noticed it sometimes shrivells up and spit out a gooey substance??.. It seems happy enough when it opens out again and my maroon clown fish is interacting with it.
I also have a blue tang and a dooty back that keep swimming around it, I am worried they may get stung??
My tempature is around 28 degrees celcius, is this too warm.
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Sounds OK to me. Food goes in and waste comes out the same place. It`s just expelling waste. Like to see a pic of this anenome. I`m thinking this is a seabae but not sure.
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How long has the tank been running and what kind of lighting do you have? Being the tank is only 20 gal, you will have issues with the anemone stinging everything it touches since it will get bigger than the tank itself.

Your temp (82.4) is on the high side. Try dropping it to 78-80 (26 Celcius).
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Thanks for the advice , The tank has been going for about 6 weeks. Will try and get a pic of it soon. I am cooling the tank down with frozen water bottles. seems to be working, have just pruchased a twin cooling fan for it.
I have aqua one sunlight and marine blue light setup.
The anemone is moving from its rock we put it on..just worried if it goes on the coral sand ? is this ok..My Clown fish loves it!!
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Two problems I see. One is that your tank is too new. Anenome`s need a mature tank of at least one year. That way the tank is very stable. Also you dont have enough lighting. It will just keep moving search for the proper lighting which it will never find unless you upgrade your lighting to more intensity.
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Hi, when you say upgrade lighting to more intensity, what do you mean? We have on the tank aqua one 18 watt T8 marine blue and sunlight lighting..
Is it ok for the anemone to go onto the coral sand..it is moving off the rock we put it on
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Take a look at some of the links below, they will give you an idea of lighting. Anenomes need high lighting and a large tank, so I hope you are planning on upgrading eventually, because yours will eventually get too big for that tank...

Reef System Lighting - What to Buy and Why

That will give you a very basic idea of lighting. I would recommend at least T5 HO for your tank, and possibly even metal halides, if you were able to keep it cool enough...
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The anenome will die with that lighting. You need to check out Power compact lighting or T5HO lighting. PC`s are not that intense but for a 20 gallon it might work. It`s going to go where it wants too. Without the proper lighting it will just keep wandering trying to find a good spot.
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and a 75 is minimum on a tang.

they have clip on MH. if you have $$$ LEDs are starting to come into play.
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The anenome will die with that lighting. You need to check out Power compact lighting or T5HO lighting. PC`s are not that intense but for a 20 gallon it might work. It`s going to go where it wants too. Without the proper lighting it will just keep wandering trying to find a good spot.

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I just lost my second GBTA I have a 55g. setup for at least a year now, using the 48" Coralife Aqualight Double Compact Fluorescent Strip Lights - 2 - 10K 65watts, 2 - True Actinic 03 blue -65watts. Mine kept moving away from any lighting and getting either underneath the rock work or weded between the rocks and finally ended up dying so I am at a lose when being told they need T5HO when mine could not handle the Compact Lighting. I don't think I will be getting anymore for quite sometime.

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