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Old 05-07-2008, 09:31 AM   #11
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Well, I didnt take a water test last night. I am sure it is a result of my tank being to young. Its about 3 1/2 months old. The anemone is shriveling and I am afraid I need to return in. The tank is 55 gallons and the lighting is a marineland t5 HO compact flouresence? I dont know how to spell that. Ha Ha. Anyways so there you go. Should I return it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:33 AM   #12
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Yes! Your tank is no where near ready for that anemone. Carpets are very tough to keep.

You shouldn't add any anemones to your tank until it is at least 8 months to 1 year old.

Carpets want good strong lighting, I wouldn't keep one without MH lighting.
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easy ziggy, hes just a new comer.. what really should be done is research.. take your time with this hobby, you can get so caught up in making your tank look nice or adding something you like that you forget what is best in the long run... just do some research on things and youll find what you need to know.. but do return the carpet anemone. they also have the tendency to eat fish that get caught in them.. very very rude anemones haha
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #14
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Did you forget you started this thread a week ago?

Carpet Anemone Advice

I think if you reread it, and the advice given, you'll find the answers about your carpet anemone. As you noted in your previous post, you wondered out loud if you were just wearing rose colored glasses. I guess if you don't want to take off the glasses, we can't help you! Not only is tank maturity an issue, but I think lighting is an issue also.
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Nice catch Kurt, you have the memory of a steel trap!
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Wow, to anyone who is rude guess what. I am looking for advice cause I thought thats what this was. I understand that there are truths that can be applied generally but the lfs where I bought the carpet has several in tanks without MH's. If you don't want to post a thread don't but why make me feel bad for turning to you for advice? Maybe I should find a website where the members aren't jerks?
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Wow, to anyone who is rude guess what. I am looking for advice cause I thought thats what this was. I understand that there are truths that can be applied generally but the lfs where I bought the carpet has several in tanks without MH's. If you don't want to post a thread don't but why make me feel bad for turning to you for advice? Maybe I should find a website where the members aren't jerks?
I believe I answered the question that you asked. I'm sorry if you didn't like the answer I gave you but you asked about an animal that is difficult to keep for an advanced hobbist. The anemone you have does not need to be in a tank that is barely established.

Your LFS may have several carpets in tanks without MHs but they will not have them for extended periods of time either. They are there to sell not sit and grow. Frankly I'm not impressed with the LFS you went to if they sold you a carpet without asking you about your tank. They should have let you know that your tank was too young to support the carpet.

Oh and please keep the comments to yourself, no one was trying to make you feel bad or being a jerk.

Now, our recomendation is to return the carpet and allow your tank to mature. After you have had it established for 8 or more months then look at getting an anemone.
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You shouldn't feel bad and I don't see any poor advice or rude comments. Remember, it is hard to judge tones on an internet forum. I have met some of the folks that have responded and know they are not being rude.
Here is a suggestion. If you feel some one is being rude or you feel bad, find some one that you trust and PM them your questions.
We are all here to help and are looking out for both you and your critters. You have asked if you should take it back and the answer has been yes because your tank is still a little young and not quite ready for your critter, thus it is closing up and not happy. One other thing, if it does die, it could take out everything in your tank.
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