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Old 05-30-2014, 10:10 PM   #1
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BTA sick or dying?i've looked on the other threads

1. Type & how long you have had it: green bubble tip anemone I have had 3 weeks

2. Current lighting & Bulb Age: LED Fluval sea marine and reef 25000k

3. Nitrate: about 2.5ppm closer to 0

4. Calcium:

5. Phosphate:

6. Alkalinity:

7. pH: 8

8. Salinity: 1.023

9. Temperature: 77

10. Liquid or strip test kits: liquid kit

11. Location in tankn rock sometimes hanging upside down

12. Current amount of flow:2 power heads

13. Current tank dosing regimen:

14. Nearby coral:

15. Explanation of problem: my BTA seems to slowly be getting worse and worse. My tank is only 2 months old, I realize now that it may be too young for an anemone. I try spot feeding it daily. All my other corals and fish are doing great. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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BTA sick or dying?i've looked on the other threads

Definitely too young for an anemone. Try to get it out before it does and pollutes your water. Did you test for ammonia? It might not be cycled yet.
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The culprit in this case would be the lighting. Not strong enough. Anemone need high intensity lighting, which can be in the 2-3 watts per diode with LEDs. I'd want to upgrade them, the taotronic LEDs can grow anything photosynthetic your heart desires for cheap. They cover about 2 ft of tank.
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Ammonia is zero. I will have to watch him. I don't really have anywhere to put him. If I get that type of light is there a chance to save it?
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I actually thought my lights were too strong and that was why it was hiding upside down to get cover
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So is the 46w distributed between the 692 led's?
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Yes. About .08 watts per LED diode, if my mental math is right?
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So is the 46w distributed between the 692 led's?

Yep, the fluval lights are really expensive fowlr lights IMO.
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That's what makes it so cost efficient when it comes to your electricity bill.
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Is it possible for my BTA to come back if I was to upgrade lights tomorrow? Or is it past the point of no return?
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