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Old 05-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #1
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I picked up a bta a few days ago. As it was really inexpensive (free), it appears to be bleached. It is pure white! I mean bright white. Is there any possibility of it surviving? It acts as if it is doing well but I don't know if it will get its color back or if it ever had any color to start. Its really small right now. About the size of a quarter. Here's a pic...
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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Yes. It will survive if it likes your tank, and color back up.
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From the picture it appears to be a little blue or green. Don't be fooled. Its just my poor cell phone camera. However, a little about my tank... its a 210 that has been up and running for about a year. Everything moved over from a 55 that was running for about a year and a half. I'd like to say it is established. I have the 55 as the sump now. My water changes are done at 15% weekly religiously. Ammonia: &empty;, nitrites: &empty;, and nitrates <5 ppm. Salinity is stable at 1.025 and temp hovers at 77°. My lighting consist of a metal halide fixture with 3 250 watt bulbs and a 48" t5 ho fixture housing 4 actinic bulbs. From all the research I have done, I think I am capable of keeping an anemone happy. If there are any other opinions, please let me know or if there is any other ideas on what I should do. Thank you again for the quick response.
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Now my BTA has moved about 6" to an overhang. I'm concerned that it may not be getting enough light. Should I attempt to move it or should I wait it out to see if it will move out on its own? If I should wait it out, how long is safe?
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You can't force an anemone to go where you want it to. I would wait and see what it does.
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Mr x is correct even if you move it, it will end up being more stressed and running away. I tricked my bta on a rock buried in the sand. After a few days he disent move because i believe they dont like walking on the sand. I maybe wrong though
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