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Old 04-07-2014, 10:47 AM   #11
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We told you your tank wasn't nem ready as well as needing more lighting. This is why we tell people to wait 10-12 months before adding them, and generally speaking IMHO a nem should not be your first photosynthetic creature. Try some soft corals and work your way up from there
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:20 AM   #12
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I'll agree about the lighting that it wasn't enough but I did go and buy the lighting he just couldn't hold out until I put it in
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It's not just your lighting, not enough light wouldn't kill a nem that fast. It's a water quality issue most likely. Your tank is not ready for such a sensitive animal
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I did a water test all checked out even when I did a 25% before I left I put iodized salt in the tank with it for him so idk what happened
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I did a water test all checked out even when I did a 25% before I left I put iodized salt in the tank with it for him so idk what happened
What's iodized salt? Your not using a reef grade salt? What's your salinity at? Has it fluctuated lately?
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I did a water test all checked out even when I did a 25% before I left I put iodized salt in the tank with it for him so idk what happened

We don't tell people that they should wait to add nems for about a year to be cruel to the new reefer, we say this so they don't kill the nem. I can't say it any clearer than this, your system is not mature enough for this animal. If you really want to try an anemone wait another 6 months and upgrade to quality lighting and try a BTA.

You should also be using reef salt you know that right? And you should NEVER add salt directly to a tank with livestock in it.
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Also curious about what kind of salt you are using and how you mix it?
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