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Old 02-11-2013, 11:02 PM   #131
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Sorry about the cardinal. They are pretty shy at first. Mine stayed in a cave for the first month or so until they got comfortable, now they're out all the time.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:47 AM   #132
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DISASTER! Last night I added a small anemone to the tank it had attached itself to a rock before I went to bed so I figured everything was cool. When I got up to go to work this morning it had been sucked into the power head and ground into little bits. The entire tank is basically anemone soup. I turned on the HOB filter and left it running, there wasn't anything else I could do this morning.

Any ideas on how to go about cleaning this mess up and what to watch out for over the next week or so? Is everything going to die? Are anemones like coral where every little bit will grow a new animal? Am I going to have to take the entire tank apart and start over?

I'm very ticked off. This power head has been nothing but trouble. I think I need to find the smallest one I can and remove this one.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #133
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I'm sorry to hear that. I know nothing about anemone but I'm sure someone will have a course of action for you.
I hope It's not as bad as it appears.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:04 AM   #134
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I'm sorry to hear that. I know nothing about anemone but I'm sure someone will have a course of action for you.
I hope It's not as bad as it appears.
I have two main worries:
  1. The stinging cells will kill everything off.
  2. The tank is going to go into shock from the flesh decaying.
I guess I'll do a WC tonight and just cross my fingers. I don't see anyway to remove all of the debris without starting over.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #135
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I would recommend a large water change, use your siphon tube to get as much tissue off the sand and rocks as possible.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #136
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I also wouldn't put my bare hands in the water!
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #137
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I would start by doing a complete water change. Put all livestock and coral I'm a bucket and do water change and re-acclimate them. I don't know that your powerhead is an issue. From most reading i have done anemones need to be added to an established tank. I want one but this is the reason I have waited. I am not an expert and I'm sure others have other opinions. Sorry to hear about the trouble your having
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:20 PM   #138
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Water change done. Power head moved. Moved the rocks forward and rearranged a little bit so I can see behind them.
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Did you do a complete water change?
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #140
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No, only about half. I have to get more water. Will probably do another change tomorrow. Today I spent 2 hours after work getting a pre-op physical. Let me tell you how much fun that wasn't.
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