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Old 11-24-2011, 11:57 PM   #21
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It does look like a condy anemone, thank you! Reading up on it.. says it's not really reef compatible (inflicts sting, poison to other corals/anemones) and it's natural predator are the red legged crabs which i have six of.

Looks like I better take this one back.
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:07 PM   #22
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Any anemone will sting corals that it walks over or gets close too. Make sure if you are keeping the anemone in your tank to put foam filters around your powerhead intakes as they do like to wonder around your tank sometimes and have in the past crashed people's tanks (recently my buddies 100g sps tank) by walking into the intakes. Also try moving your GSP up in your tank. Mine loves medium to high light under my 70w halide and strong waterflow otherwise he won't open up at all
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The 2nd pic appears to be anthellia. It's a very fast growing coral.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #24
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Yeah, that is it exactly. I hope it does grow fast for now. I saw this huge bush of it at LFS and it looked awesome.

My anemone has buried its foot in a tight rock crevice. Looks like he's staying put. Haven't seen any crabs messing with it yet.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:56 PM   #25
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Okay I fed the nem today. I minced about an 1/8th of a piece of formula one frozen food in a syringe and filled it without about 1/2 oz of tank water. Then I squirted it on the nem.

It was so cool to watch him go to work!

What about the anthelias and gsp? They are filter feeders. Are they getting all they need from the light/water or should I be feeding something?
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:05 AM   #26
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Oh, also water parameters
I assume these are good, but not 100% sure

The usual..
pH: 8.1
SG: 1.025
Amm: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 2

calcium: 460
magnesium: 1490
phosphate: 0

And, I lost my darn dKH test kit because I wasn't testing it for so long. But it has a relationship with the pH, right? Whereas if my pH is 8.1 the dKH should be right around 10?
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:53 AM   #27
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Your calcium is a little high. 450 is about the max. And I'm not really sure about the relationship between pH and alk. Even though my pH is a constant 8.2 my alk fluctuates weekly between 8į and 9į.

If you really want to feed your filter feed corals I would recommend phyto feast by the reef nutrition company. My gsp loves it and you can see its mouths get huge very time I dose the water. Usually once a week on Wednesday's
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:42 AM   #28
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here its a car sheet for you hope this helps it helped me alot when it came to corals.

https://sites.google.com/a/asira.org/www2/caresheets
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I was taught to always test both alk and ph. There is a slight relationship- but when both need adjustment it is important to dose for alk first.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:17 PM   #30
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Thanks, that care sheet is a great guide!

I've moved the GSP up and into more flow. I'll grab a dkh testing kit tomorrow (or I may order a salifert one online, i'm sure my lfs doesn't carry them).

I don't know why my calcium would be too high. I don't dose as of yet. But I'm sure it'll get brought down! I plan on picking up some more friends this week
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