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Old 02-16-2006, 10:20 PM   #1
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A SAD SAD STORY

I came home from work today and noticed something strange in my tank. the water was very very cloudy. I stood around for a couple of seconds until I saw my sea anemone being sucked in by my canister filter. Peace by peace it was getting sucked in then blown out the other end. It was disgusting. Even worse, 2 of my fish have died today because of this. Can you believe it????
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Dude, that sucks..
Bout the only thing I can offer besides condolences is the advice of use of some sorta foam protector for the intake...
Unisghtly and maybe not effective (not sure..havnt had the problem...yet...)
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sorry to hear that
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:58 PM   #4
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my huge LTA anemone got stuck on my filter intake. i turned off filter and surrounded my anemone with LR to stop it from moving back to the filter.

sorry to hear that. what fish died?
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Anemone are always a risk for that reason. Is the anemone dead or did just some of the tentacles get pulled in?
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I know the feeling. I had a small Clown get sucked into the intake. Just use a strainer on all the intakes. I will never make that mistake again, I still feel bad to this day.
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Actually all of the anemone got sucked in.
I had a molly fish who died (was the first fish I had) and a firefish who was friends with a pistol shrimp, who know is all alone.
Im so pissed off.
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At this point I would run GAC and replace it every 3-5 days, do a few PWC's (20-35%) a couple days apart along w/ testing daily for ammonia, nitrites, PH, etc. It is important to take the proper precautions regarding equipment before purchasing an anemone, along w/ being aware of the inevitable risk of it wandering. Best of luck.
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Sorry for your loss... i love anemones...

out of curiousity, is there any way to completely avoid this? Like, will they not get sucked up in a "reef ready" tank?
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Sorry for your loss... i love anemones...

out of curiousity, is there any way to completely avoid this? Like, will they not get sucked up in a "reef ready" tank?
Keep strainers on the end of everything that can potentially suck it up.
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