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Old 07-22-2013, 03:09 AM   #11
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I use to have that same tank! I hated how high it was
Yea me too. Hard as heck to clean. But I do love it at the same time.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:45 AM   #12
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your nem is bleached, sorry what kind lof lighting do you have?

Bleached Anemone:
The lost of color or ďbleachingĒ is a result of the loss of an anemoneís zooxanthellae. This can happen for a number of reasons such as excessive temperature changes, excessive lighting, insufficient lightning, physical stress, excessive salinity, etc.
Just like corals, anemones use their zooxanthellae to feed on light. The other part of their nutrition comes from meat. Unfortunately, they cannot survive solely on captured prey as their primary source of energy. An anemone without zooxanthellae is usually on the brink of death so:

Bleaching can be reversed, but it takes commitment and time. First thing to do is to is to provide excellent water quality and optimal lighting. If you fear your light is too strong, you can simply reduce the photo period and increase the time slowly over a couple of weeks. This will allow the anemone to addapt. When the light is too strong, the anemone will usually hide from it. The anemone should also be feed in small quantities on a regular basis (3-4 times a week) until itís color recovers. This will keep it from starving since it dosnít have itís symbiotic algae to help out.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #13
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It does look bleached, get that remedied and it should be ok.. big clowns in smaller nems can cause problems with the nem getting to beat up but you should be ok there..
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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your nem is bleached, sorry what kind lof lighting do you have?

Bleached Anemone:
The lost of color or “bleaching” is a result of the loss of an anemone’s zooxanthellae. This can happen for a number of reasons such as excessive temperature changes, excessive lighting, insufficient lightning, physical stress, excessive salinity, etc.
Just like corals, anemones use their zooxanthellae to feed on light. The other part of their nutrition comes from meat. Unfortunately, they cannot survive solely on captured prey as their primary source of energy. An anemone without zooxanthellae is usually on the brink of death so:

Bleaching can be reversed, but it takes commitment and time. First thing to do is to is to provide excellent water quality and optimal lighting. If you fear your light is too strong, you can simply reduce the photo period and increase the time slowly over a couple of weeks. This will allow the anemone to addapt. When the light is too strong, the anemone will usually hide from it. The anemone should also be feed in small quantities on a regular basis (3-4 times a week) until it’s color recovers. This will keep it from starving since it dosn’t have it’s symbiotic algae to help out.
The color of the Nem has gotten better than when it was at my LFS I think. I will keep an eye on it. Are the bubble tips a sign of anything?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:07 PM   #15
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The color of the Nem has gotten better than when it was at my LFS I think. I will keep an eye on it. Are the bubble tips a sign of anything?
It will take months for color to improve, not days, what lighting do you have, with out the proper lighting, it is doomed, no amount of feedings will bring it back without the proper lighting.

Bubble tips are not a sign of anything, that anyone can prove
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It will take months for color to improve, not days, what lighting do you have, with out the proper lighting, it is doomed, no amount of feedings will bring it back without the proper lighting.

Bubble tips are not a sign of anything, that anyone can prove
I have 260watt PC lighting. And adding another lighting (2 48" T5 actinic bulbs and 2 150watt MHs) when I get a chiller to counter act the added heat
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Is my BTA doomed?
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I hate to ask but can you give me a rough idea of how much you might have paid for the Anemonie? I went looking this weekend for one for my clownfish also but did not bring enough mad money to purchase one. My local LFS had them in the $100 - $125 dollar range , don't get me wrong they were very nice size and looked great but I guess I was suprised at the cost. They had both green and rose. I guess I don't mind paying the price as long as it is not way out of line.
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I hate to ask but can you give me a rough idea of how much you might have paid for the Anemonie? I went looking this weekend for one for my clownfish also but did not bring enough mad money to purchase one. My local LFS had them in the $100 - $125 dollar range , don't get me wrong they were very nice size and looked great but I guess I was suprised at the cost. They had both green and rose. I guess I don't mind paying the price as long as it is not way out of line.
A good sized rose is about that price from what I've seen. Green bubble tips are much cheaper though.
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I hate to ask but can you give me a rough idea of how much you might have paid for the Anemonie? I went looking this weekend for one for my clownfish also but did not bring enough mad money to purchase one. My local LFS had them in the $100 - $125 dollar range , don't get me wrong they were very nice size and looked great but I guess I was suprised at the cost. They had both green and rose. I guess I don't mind paying the price as long as it is not way out of line.
I bought mine (5.5" fully opened) for $12.99 at my LFS
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