Okay so we've had this anemone for a week and he hasn't been the happiest. I assumed this was because of the heat wave we have been suffering because my other anemone has been pretty sad as well. We bought a chiller yesterday though so for the last 24 hours the temperature has been a steady 24 degrees Celsius. Everything in the tank seems to be coming good, and the anemones tentacles are less shrivelled, but he still has this really puffy, opening mouth and I've read puffy means hungry but open means dying? I don't now where the line is here. Please help
pH - 8.2
Temp - 24.9 degrees Celsius
Nitrates - <10ppm
Nitrites - 0
Calcium - 400
was off the charts, we only just bought a test kit for calcium and kH
today, and we're wondering how it's so high (we put 16 drops in the test before it went yellow, but it went lime green about 14 drops in). Could this be affecting our anemones? We used conditioned tap water and rain water when we can collect it for our topping up which we think we have hard water here. Also my other half has been dosing a lot of pH buffer to try and stabilise the pH (I have since told him to stop unless it goes under 8 due to natural diurnal changes affecting pH)
Other than water changes, how else can we drop the kH
especially if our water is hard?
I'm also a little concerned about the black bits on his tentacles, spades anyone know what this is?
Sorry if this is a long winded post were just worried about our little guys.