Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marco V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: los angeles
Posts: 256
Is this normal

This I woke up and saw my anemone the largest it's been since my wife brought it home but now just a few hrs later it looks like it pulled itself in . Is this normal ?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-302892182.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	149.1 KB
ID:	97006  
__________________

__________________
Marco V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ontario
Posts: 771
Wouldn't worry too much
__________________

__________________
Sqasnatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
How long have you had it, what lights are you using?
__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
I too am worried about the lighting. Also how old is the tank? They need a mature tank of at least a year old.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marco V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: los angeles
Posts: 256
I've had it for 2 weeks now. My aquarium is barely 1 month old . My wife went out and bought some stuff without knowing if it was safe or not . I have 260 watt T5's.
__________________
Marco V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
Have you finished cycling your tank? Is that a 6bulb T5 fixture you have?
__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marco V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: los angeles
Posts: 256
It's a 4 bulb fixture and here are my last test results from the 24th
Ammonia 0
Trate 40
Trite 5
Ph 8.4
Alkalinity 125.3
Salinity 1.023
Calcium 380
__________________
Marco V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
It doesn't look like you're finished cycling. There should be no trites whatsoever. Trates are high as well. Once you're done cycling, you should aim for <5ppm trates, 1.026 Salinity.

I've seen some BTAs under a 4 bulb T5 fixture, but they've always been high on the top portion of the rock. You could use a bit more lighting to be honest.

I'd return the anemone if you can and wait a bit until things are a bit more stable.
__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Marco V's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: los angeles
Posts: 256
Well returning it is out of the question because I gave the shop a piece of my mind for selling my wife bubble algae as coral . I'm going to see if my buddie has room in his tank to hold it for a while . I really don't want to buy another fixture , is there any add-ins I could use or am I going to have to buy another ?
__________________
Marco V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 08:59 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
I'm sure there are add-ins you can try. a 4 bulb might be enough if you have a piece of rock close to the surface of the water. But you really should wait a bit until your tank cycles before adding any fish or inverts.
__________________

__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.