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Old 03-08-2009, 02:38 PM   #11
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Here is the pic of the deflated anemone

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Old 03-08-2009, 03:26 PM   #12
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When you raise your SG you need to do it very slowly. Not all in one day.

All the supplements you are using aren't necessary. Doing regular water changes will replenish the trace elements your tank needs. I would stop adding those. Iodine is something you need to be testing for if you are adding it. I would suggest 20-30% water changes every other week.

Lighting is more important the the supplements.
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Also anenomes need to be in a mature tank. If not they will fluctuate with the moving water parameters. A mature tank of 9 - 12 months will be pretty stable and the anenome will look much better and stay that way. I also agree with dropping the supplements and doing weekly or bi weekly PWC`s. You will accomplish the same thing as well as diluting the excessive nutrients.
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In regards to suggested lighting for anemoes, would you suggest compact floresent?
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I would suggest a minimum of T5s and metal halide is better. They require intense lighting to survive and be happy.
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He's got a 'Coralife Metal halide 150 W light' in a 30G. Seems like plenty of light. I'd lean towards tank maturity and water parameters
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All the supplements you are using aren't necessary. Doing regular water changes will replenish the trace elements your tank needs. I would stop adding those.
Thanks for the help. I am confused re: the supplements. Since I am using R/O water don't I need the iodine and calcium. Are there enough of these elements in the salt to maintain my tank? I have been told iodine gets completely utilized in a day or two.

My LFS recommended adding some buffer to my water to bring up the pH a little bit. Tried that yesterday and replaced 10 gal of water. Anemone looks very happy so far. I will test the nitrate, phosphate, and pH tonight just to make sure.
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What did "they" say was using up your iodine that qwikly?

R/O water has nothing to do with supplements. It's only a purifying process that it accomplishes.
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Are there enough of these elements in the salt to maintain my tank?
PWC`s will handle all you need as far as most trace element. The only one it might not be enough is calcium depending on what type salt mix you use. There is definitely enough iodine to last if doing PWC`s every week to once a month. You should not be adding anything to your tank unless you are testing for it. An overdose of iodine in your tank will not be a good thing. How do you know you need it unless you test for it. If you are doing weekly, biweekly or monthly PWC`s I`m pretty sure you dont need to supplement. JMO
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One more thing.. 1/2 cube mysis for 2 fish every day is a bit overfeeding IMO.

I've got 2clowns, a Coral Beauty, and a Fire Shrimp and I only feed 1/3 cube every other day. Could be adding to your Nitrite issues?
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