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Old 02-23-2011, 01:00 PM   #11
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Here's another thought, now that I realize this is an established tank that you bought from someone...

How did you transport the tank from the previous owner's place to yours? Did you drain the tank and transport the livestock in buckets? Or did you just move the thing as-is? And did any of the substrate get stirred up in the process?

A couple things that I'm thinking about. Temperature is one thing - if the move was long, or if it took a while to get things set back up again, maybe the temperature dipped down for a while and that stressed the anemone? The other thing is that often when tanks are moved, gunk gets stirred up in the tank causing a mini-cycle. If you did have a mini-cycle, ammonia could've been present causing the anemone to stress. Any ammonia that was present would be gone by now, but have you done any water tests recently? What are your nitrate levels? If you don't know, I'd get a hold of a test kit and find out. A mini cycle might've bumped your nitrates up higher than the previous owner ever had, which could be effecting the anemone.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:09 PM   #12
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Well I moved the tank on December and everything was fine until there was an ammonia spike in my 55 gal tank and I moved my sailfin tang to the biocube to save him the ananome started hiding and shrinking I moved the tang back to the 55 gal a couple of weeks ago but the anoname still looks worse and worse
When I moved the biocube I transfered the whole thing with water and everything
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have u tested your water since the tang ??
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Adding the tang could've caused a mini-spike. Nitrate levels now?
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:37 PM   #15
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not just nitrates all levels
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Hmm I didn't think much about the tang until now but the tang had been out of tank for a couple weeks now. The anonome did start shrinking and hiding since the tang though. I will check my water again first thing tomorrow. Another thing is I stopped feeding the anonome the dti liquid the fish store said he didn't need it and that he could just eat the brine shrimp that I feed the clown I think I'm gonna go get that dti tommorrow morning too
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You should also feed them small meaty foods like silversides or small pieces of shrimp
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Thanks everyone for the help I tested my water and turns out my ph was too lowy salinity too high I buffered the water and brought ph down to 1.025 the anonome is looking better but not getting really big like before
I feed them brine shrimp one a day
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