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Old 10-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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My green carpet anemone

Hi all, I have a green carpet anemone. One that I have had for over a year now. From what I see it's very healthy, The tentacles are nice and plump, and it eats regularly. The thing that confuses me is that it's not green. It's actually a very pale grayish. Every so often when I look at it I will see one or two of its tentacles look green but then nothing more than that. Am I doing something wrong? Is there anything I can do to help bring out its color? I have attached an updated picture
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:49 PM   #2
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It looks like it's starting to bleach out? What kind of light do you have and how long has it been since you switched the bulbs?
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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When I bought the anemone I purchased a dual led light. I can't remember the specs but it cost me $250. My saltwater dealer said it was the most ideal for reef tanks. I have never changed the bulbs because I haven't seen any need to do so. The anemone has been this color since I bought it
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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I doubt it would last over a year if it was bleached...... Huh. Take a pic of those lights we may be able to tell what they are.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #5
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Well I **** near blinded myself getting them but here they are lol I have blue lights in the middle to switch to for night viewing
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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Marineland reef capable led. Some like them so don't. I would recommend a little
Bit stronger. Carpets need a ton of light.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #7
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Really? It seems pretty powerful, is this the reason my anemone isn't green?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #8
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Yeah. Those LEDs are garbage sadly. Sorry to bear the bad news, but they are marketed as reef leds and are far from the truth.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #9
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Well that's 250 down the drain lol. Will the anemone def turn green if I get a better one?
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Well, hopefully it will recover. But yes, if it is able to recover it will regain its green.
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