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Old 02-25-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hey. I'm pretty new to the whole saltwater "experience" as my LFS puts it. Unfortunately I didn't know about this site and cycled my tank using chromis along with 40 lbs live sand and 30 lbs live rock. Fortunately two of the three survived. I now have added two turbo snails, 10 small hermits, an electric blue hermit, a cleaner shrimp, a pj cardinal and a coral beauty. Now for the cool part. Yesterday I bought a tank raised Clownfish And went back today and got an anemone that had been in the same tank. When I came downstairs I saw him in it. My question is where should I go from here keeping in mind I want a community tank? Thanks for the advice

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Any advice guys?
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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If you just cycled, the nem shouldnt have been added. Shouldnt add one for 6 months to a year to let the tank stabilize. They are prerty sensitive. I made the same mistake.

Dont recall the size of your tank to recommend fish... but i enjoy the royal gamma in my 36 gal.
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Oh really? Do you think The nem will be able to make it? I've got a 45 gallon
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:00 PM   #5
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Hi I also made the mistake of putting in a nem to early (3 months) & mine only lasted a month. You'll know when it's dying because it'll start to fall apart. So if that starts to happen get it out ASAP.
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What can I do to help it out? I'd hate to lose it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:46 PM   #7
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Nem's need very good light, and stable parameters - best thing you can do is to keep the water quality as close to perfect as possible - very hard as your new tank is settling itself. Also make sure you have phenomenal lighting. I've heard rare cases that people had nems under lower light, but not recommended.
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The nem ate some krill today. I'm hoping it makes it.
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It seems to be doing ok but is not sticking. I'm afraid the foot may be damaged. Can the foot heal?
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I would just leave it be at this point. There's not much you can do but keep the light going and keep the water clean as it can be. I wouldn't feed it again for another couple days and make sure you feed very small pieces. Digesting a large piece of food can stress it out further.
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