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Old 08-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #11
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Your lfs lied to you. Go do some research on H. magnifica. It moves no matter what and is the most difficult nem to keep in captivity. Your lfs would of been better selling you a bubble tip (even then it needs a more mature tank but it would of ha a better chance). They're there to make a sale. That nem doesn't stand a chance, even expert reefers have issues with it in established tanks


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Old 08-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #12
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Your lfs lied to you. Go do some research on H. magnifica. It moves no matter what and is the most difficult nem to keep in captivity. Your lfs would of been better selling you a bubble tip (even then it needs a more mature tank but it would of ha a better chance). They're there to make a sale. That nem doesn't stand a chance, even expert reefers have issues with it in established tanks


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Old 08-01-2014, 10:57 AM   #13
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If it didn't stand a chance with the lighting I have, then why did they sell it to me at the end of the day? If the lighting wasn't correct knowing what they gave me then they would of said you need to change the lighting, but they didn't......they know my tank and how long it's been running and have already said I cannot get a star fish in there yet so they clearly know what they are doing.... Why would they sell me something that isn't going to survive? Surely they would of sold it to someone else if they want to keep it alive, sounds stupid if they sell you something for it to die anyway. They are not going to sell me something if I'm not ready because they will then lose the business.


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Old 08-01-2014, 11:07 AM   #14
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Did you actually look up care on H. magnifica like I said? This nem just doesn't do well in captivity. 10 minutes of research will save you so much hassle in this hobby. Your tank is literally brand new, how'd did you cycle it?


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They either don't know or don't care, either way it's your responsibility to research what goes in your tank. Everyone who checks in is going to tell you the same thing as bribo and I, hopefully you realize then that were right. If you plan on keeping the 2 bulb unit start looking into soft corals and low light lps because that's all you'll be able to support.
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It's sad but true, I was also sold a nem (bubble tip) after about 2 months after I set up my tank from what I thought was a reputable lfs. I had 4 x 54w t5 over a 55g and sure enough the nem didn't make it. Nems, like a lot of invertebrates are sensitive to swings in parameters, particularly salinity and temp. New tanks fluctuate, they just do. I started testing everything weekly and writing it down and it took maybe 8 months for my tank to stabilise. The people on this forum want to see you succeed not make a sale as the others have said. My advise would be to find another lfs (as I did) and do plenty of research before purchasing livestock. Trust me it will save you the headache later and your hard earned cash too...


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I'm with everyone else take the nem back and do more research.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:14 PM   #18
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Just so you don't have to look it up yourself, this is from LiveAquaria.com (a go-to site if there ever was one):

Care Level: Expert Only
Expert Only
(Organisms in the "Expert Only" category are very difficult to maintain in captivity in the long term. The requirements of many of these corals and invertebrates are specialized, and may need to be kept in a species-specific aquarium. These species are best kept by the most advanced hobbyists and research institutions. A well-established reef aquarium is a must for these species.)

Temperament: Aggressive
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Lighting: High
(High:Most of the corals and invertebrates in this category originate from the shallow, pristine waters of the coral reef. They demand intense lighting along with good water flow and low nutrient levels. Because of these requirements, the Care Level for most of these corals will be "Difficult" to maintain. However, given the right conditions, they can be the fastest growing, most colorful corals in the aquarium.
Provide a lighting intensity of 4-8 watts per gallon using a combination of Metal Halides or HQI's, along with Compact Fluorescent Lighting, VHO or T-5 Fluorescents. The spectrum of the Metal Halides will depend greatly on personal preference, but should be between 6,500K (reddish yellow) and 14,000K (blue/white). Use actinic bulbs for the supplementary fluorescent light fixture in a ratio of 1/3 to1/2 of the total wattage of the system. These actinic fluorescent bulbs can then be set on a timer to simulate both dusk and dawn on the reef.
Please Note: The lighting systems recommended for light-loving corals and invertebrates that fall under the "High" light category, produce a large amount of heat. Cooling fans and possibly a water chiller is a necessity when using these lighting systems.)
Waterflow: Strong
Water Conditions: 72-78 F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Max. Size: 10"
Color Form: Blue, Green, Orange, Purple, Red, Tan
Supplements: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Iodine, Trace Elements
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Origin: Africa, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
Family: Stichodactylidae
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Yeah it wont make it and them turning upside down is the last step before they die


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Just to let you all know that it is doing amazing! Really is opening up now, so no chance of me getting rid of it as you all seem to be quick in saying it's not going to last. I'm going to prove you all wrong


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