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Old 11-22-2006, 07:16 AM   #1
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anenome help

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i've just signed up to the site and i'm after some info on my anenome i have no idea what sort it is but it was nice and pink when i first brought it and now it's turned white and doesn't like staying in direct light much it's hiding under another piece of coral not touching it thank god but whenever i move it back out it goes straight back under rocks and out of the light.

i was thinking i might have the wrong light spectrum i have one 10,000k, one 15,000k and one actinic blue all fluroescent lights

could this be the problem if so what spectrum should i have,
if this isn't the problem what is ?

i hope to fix it if possible because my girlfriends also done the same and her anenome was 10 times the size of mine and died it was a shame to lose it



any help would be appreciated
thanks
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Old 11-22-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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hi all
i've just signed up to the site and i'm after some info on my anenome i have no idea what sort it is but it was nice and pink when i first brought it and now it's turned white and doesn't like staying in direct light much it's hiding under another piece of coral not touching it thank god but whenever i move it back out it goes straight back under rocks and out of the light.

i was thinking i might have the wrong light spectrum i have one 10,000k, one 15,000k and one actinic blue all fluroescent lights

could this be the problem if so what spectrum should i have,
if this isn't the problem what is ?

i hope to fix it if possible because my girlfriends also done the same and her anenome was 10 times the size of mine and died it was a shame to lose it



any help would be appreciated
thanks
what size tank , how old is your tank . What is your lighting wattage and type.....
It sounds as if it bleached not good , are you feeding him ...Can you post pictures .....
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tank is custom size i'll check and no haven't been feeding it, it gets left over food that drifts

i'll get more info and reply
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As far as it hiding,anenomes hide their foot to keep it shaded. When I had mine it would keep the foot under rocks and stretch the rest of him out in the light.
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Sounds like your anemone isn't getting enough light and I agree sounds bleached. Answer some of the questions Sadie has listed and we will be able to help you better. Bleaching is not necessarily a death sentence and can be reversed with proper care but depending on why your anemone is bleaching may be a deciding point on rather it comes around or not.
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Old 11-22-2006, 07:37 PM   #6
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ok tank details as requested :

39gallon or in my country 150lt

lights :

20w-15000k ( says tri power on it )
18w-10000k ( aqua star )
18w actinic ( coral star )

water quality :

phosphate - 0.1
ammonia - 0
nitrite - 0
ph - 8.2
nitrate - 0

temp - 25.4
filter - jebo external canister filter
the tank is probably close to two years old

i do weekly partial water changes and add 20ml's of calcium sup every week
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That is not nearly enough light. Your anemone should have 3-4x's more than what you are giving it. Anemones are very dependent on light. They can be maintained some through feeding but can't live on protiens alone. They need that light to make the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae.
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right so how do i do that as i have not enough room for another light under my hood can i buy higher watt tubes ?

here's a pic doesn't look it but it is completly white and also it does shrivel up alot during the day but seems to open up more of a night when lights go off

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I agree that your lighting is way short. You`ll need to get a light set up with much more lighting than what you have.
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thanks for your help guys i really appreciate it

i've been into tanks for a while but i just know all the basics to keep the tank running not much else so i hope to learn a fair bit off this site
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