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Old 09-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Bleached anemone

Quite a while ago .

Actually it was may 24th 2013
I went away for the weekend and came home to see my light timer wasn't working all weekend .
My lights stayed on and when I came home a hammer coral was dead , a diamond watchman goby , cleaner shrimp
The only thing that bleached and is still alive is the anemone and candy cane coral .
What could I do to help my anemone get her color back ?
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Proper lighting, pristine water conditions, and time should restore the nems color
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Proper lighting, pristine water conditions, and time should restore the nems color
I'm using T5HO
6 bulb fixture.
3 white 3 blue .
The i believe the lighting staying on for the whole weekend is the cause .
But how to get it back is the next problem . she will stay in one place for a few weeks than travel for the next couple days . Just from traveling I know she isn't happy .
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I have had two bleached for over 4 months. It does not seem to ever regain it's color.
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I have had two bleached for over 4 months. It does not seem to ever regain it's color.
Mine is while now .
If you look at my pictures I have posted here In my profile I have a picture of when it was nice and dark pink .
And I think I have a white picture too .
I wish there was a way to help her get back to normal .
Any kind of additive , bacteria , natural elements that she might be lacking ?
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Mine is while now .
If you look at my pictures I have posted here In my profile I have a picture of when it was nice and dark pink .
And I think I have a white picture too .
I wish there was a way to help her get back to normal .
Any kind of additive , bacteria , natural elements that she might be lacking ?
I've tried everything. I've used additives. Kept the salinity at 1.025. I added trace elements, used the "best" salt and they still remain white.
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I've tried everything. I've used additives. Kept the salinity at 1.025. I added trace elements, used the "best" salt and they still remain white.
But none of that has anything to do with keeping water pristine, parameters stable, lighting what is needed, and time...lots of time.
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But none of that has anything to do with keeping water pristine, parameters stable, lighting what is needed, and time...lots of time.
Are T5HO suitable for nems ?
I think they must be or mine wouldn't be bleached ,
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Some say 4 will do it, but I wouldn't try it with less than 6 personally.
I would stop adding additives and just do water changes to keep things stable.
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Are T5HO suitable for nems ?
I think they must be or mine wouldn't be bleached ,
What size is your tank?
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