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Old 06-11-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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water change when corals are at water line

how do change your water if an anemone is located right at the water line and when you vacuum, the water level goes down, i dont think the anemone can move fast enought to get out of the way.


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The anenome will be ok for a breif period. I would nto leave the water level below the anenome for more than say 15minutes.

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I agree. Although I don't have anemones, my corals are exposed to air when I do water changes with no ill effect.
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Old 06-11-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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The only caution I would look for is where the anemone is sitting. If perched on a sharp base, it can cause damage as they cannot support their weight and will tear. If on a smooth/flat rock or glass, your good to go.

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