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Old 02-18-2007, 09:21 PM   #1
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Torch Anemone Dying?

I've got a Torch Anemone that seems to be dying. I have a 155g FOWLR (about 60lbs of LR) and all my water parameters are ok. I bought a torch anemone from my LFS and it was doing fine until last week when I stared dosing calcium. Before I started, my CA was about 300, I understand this is very low but the LFS said the anemone would be ok until I got my order of CA dosing in (about a week later). So it's been doing fine until I started dosing, now all of a sudden it seems to have lost its color (it's now deep purple/blue) and the tenticles are flattened. It still has the green bubble-like tips at the end but it doesn't look good.

?? is, is it dying or is it stressed due to the CA dosing? I'm hoping it's stress. My CA as of 20 minutes ago is 400. All other water params are very good, including Alkalinity (sp?).

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If you can will you post your water test results. Also How often are you doing PWC`s. PWC`s in most cases will take care of buffering and keep calcium levels where they need to be. I know there are some salt mixes that dont but I sure would try frequent PWC`s first before adding any supplements. And also you mean torch coral right




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Could just be stress...it could be the beginnings of it dying. In addition to Melosu's questions, is it in direct flow at all? How much light do you have?

Mine will sometimes deflate for a day or so, then perk back up. Sometimes it deflates and never inflates back up again. (I've been losing heads lately because of my clownfish hosting in the coral).


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