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Old 09-28-2011, 04:56 AM   #1
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Condy anemone not looking good at all

so my kenya tree died a few days ago, and now my condy has shriveled up and looks very limp! help!
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do water changes.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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My thought is when a kenya tree dies is what is your SG at. Do a lot of smaller water changes.
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My sg is at 1.0255. My condy has died and I can't seem to get my alkalinity down and Ph up. My Ph is at 7.8, nitrates 0, nitrites are high and so is ammonia. Grrr.
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more surface agitation will raise ph. aim a power head upwards towards the surface.
as for the parameters, you need to do large water changes to get rid of the ammonia. that will probably correct alkalinity also. what is your alk at right now? what salt mix are you using?
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My alkalinity test strip turns blue, so its off the charts. I'm using instant ocean salt mix. I'll buy another powerhead to create more surface ripple. Is there anything else I need to know?
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I would really invest in a better test kit as test strips are notoriously in accurate.
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go out and purchase liquid test kits. those test strips are not accurate. how often and what are you feeding? how often do you do water changes? how exactly do you do water changes?
what size tank is this and what is in it?
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I have a liquid test kit but I'm not home yet so I can't give exact numbers. I don't feed often since I only have one yellow tail damsel. I'll feed flakes and occasionally bloodworms. 20 percent water changes with premixed salt water. 29 gallon tank with 20 sump. 8 hermits, some nassarius, ceriths and nerites. One peppermint shrimp since I lost one last night.
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how often are you doing water changes? how often are you feeding? how much exactly?
how long did you have the anemone? what lighting did you have it under?
what supplements are you adding?
you said you are using instant ocean salt, but you are getting premixed water from the lfs. is that what they use?
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