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It's time for my water change. I have had the mixture sitting in a tub with a PH and heater for a while now. I noticed yesterday that there are these lightly colored flakes floating on the surface of the change water.... anyone experience this b4?
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:05 PM   #64
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I decided today to purchase my first fish. And the winners are.... a pair of Percula Clowns. I also got a Bubble Tip Anemone.

Any tips on how to ensure the Anemone lives other target feeding it phytoplankton and baby brines?

I have the light....
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you can feed the anemone with fresh shrimp from the market. I wouldn't feed it the phytoplankton or the baby brine. more will be in your tank than what will benefit the anemone. once the clowns, if they host it, get into the swing of things, they will do the task of feeding. All you have to do is supply them the small pieces of shrimp...they will do the rest....ps, you will only have to feed the anemone once or maybe twice a week...
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What kind of Anemone do you have?

Can you explain more about HOW the clownfish will feed the anemone? I assume you are talking about the food falling from their mouth...
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I have a carpet anemone and clarkii clown. When I feed the fish in the tank, the clownfish will gather silversides and mysis and carry it back to the anemone and poke it into the mouth area.
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I have 4 anemones, 2 CurlyQ's, 1 Atlantic Stinging anemone, 1 Flower anemone...

All anxiously await the little pieces of shrimp....
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HARA - Wow.... now that's cool... I can't wait....

Next Question: My PH teters around 8.1-8.15, moreso on the lower end. Is this too low? And how can I keep the PH up other than adding buffer daily? (It seems I add the buffer and within a few hours, it's back down)

Another Question: I had the water tested for Nitrate - .25 was the result. Will this come down on its own with LR? Do I need to do big water changes? or add chemicals?

I have setup my quarantine tank - with the water from the main tank - and I'm worried about the nitrate level because I will acclimate the clowns and anemone (Bubble tip) next week.
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You may want to wait until your nitrates are down and your reading in general become more stable. Your clown could probably handle the changes without too much stress but the anenomes are a bit more susceptible to stress from water conditions and fluctuations.
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