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Old 07-30-2014, 10:18 PM   #31
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The lta moved today. It's laying on its side in the sand. His tentacles look out stretched and waving in the water. He actually looks better where he is now then where I planted him.

I know they move till they find a happy spot but how long should I let him stay on his side? A few days?

Unfortunately I can't see his mouth so I can't ultimately tell if he's better or worse.


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Old 07-31-2014, 07:53 PM   #32
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If it's not attached it's not happy, mouth open or not. I would invest in some quality test kits. Especially the alkalinity kit. Salifert makes a good kit that's easy to use.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:01 PM   #33
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Ok, the wired part is there is a lot of sand on his foot. That he isn't letting go of. Almost like he grabbed the top layer of sand and something moved him.

Well unless that's normal.


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I've been digging around google images and I think he is bleached. He has a tiny bit of brown in his tentacles but the rest of him is white.

I'm done buying nems from the Lfs and in general till I do more research.


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Old 07-31-2014, 08:19 PM   #35
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Your pictures are very blue. hard to tell. Can you take a picture with daylights on? Most anemones come in somewhat bleached. It's because they keep them under very poor lighting or none at all until they ship them to stores, and many stores don't go out of their way with lighting either. Not to mention transferring from one system to another, and in many cases, less than ideal parameters. It's not the fault of the store. Human beings in general really.
That said, you can color them back up fairly easily with proper parameters and lighting.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:44 PM   #36
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Here is a pic of the lta.

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Old 08-01-2014, 06:34 PM   #37
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So my BTA is looking terrible. I fed him last night.

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Is this normal? Never have I seen him shrink this much.


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Both of those anemones are under the weather. Double check your parameters pronto. Feeding it won't help if your alk is low. Both will need to color back up. They are not dead, but they are not happy either.
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:18 PM   #39
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Just picked up some calcium and carbonate alkalinity.

Both are low. 7.8 dkh and 440 for calcium

Gonna dose alk tonight. Raise it by .2 tomorrow dose calcium raise it by 3 mg/l

Sound like a plan?


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Why would you want to raise calc. It is already plenty high. Raising it more will promote calcium carbonate precipitation, lowering Alk.
Get your Alk in order first. Then, if calc is too low, raise it some. What is your latest mag level?


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