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Old 10-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #231
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dusters are considered to be inverts (type of worm)
they can survive with just about any lighting
Could the same be said about anemones?
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they are filter feeders
as for tank size any works
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Could the same be said about anemones?
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Could the same be said about anemones?
Not for the lighting
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Just did another water test.

Ammonia 0
Nitrites off the chart
Nitrates 40

I'm going to prepare saltwater when I go home and do a water change in the next day or two. I was hoping my nitrites would've come down at least a little by now. :/
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Feather dusters and anemones are inverts, but are very different from each other. Feather duster worms filter feed catching microorganisms like phytoplankton and such while anemones, like corals, use an algae to carry out the process of photosynthesis and that's what they feed off of. That's why they need the light. Anemones also eat fish, inverts, etc. and some LPS corals will consume meaty foods.
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So I haven't had a chance to do a WC yet. The water is currently mixing. But I did another water test today and my trites are still off the charts and don't appear to be moving at all. Any thoughts? I will be heading to the lfs tomorrow and was hoping to be able to get some CUC.
When I do finally add them will they eat the leftover shrimp or should I eventually remove it? It's not in a sock. Just stuck to my filter intake and I'm scared of the smell lol.
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If you have nitrites still your CUC prob. won't survive. They are pretty hardy if you have some nitrates, but your cycle has not completed and putting something in there and hoping it lives is not a good strategy. Just be patient and wait, I know it's super difficult, but you'll just find yourself losing money and fish/inverts/corals if you don't.
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Oh I know. I'm not going to add them. I just don't know why the nitrites are taking so long to drop. Grr.
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Did you say you're doing water changes, and there are still nitrites? If you are, you are delaying your cycle. Only supposed to do a PWC when you have nitrates and 0 ammonia & 0 nitrite.
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