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Old 12-01-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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So I woke up to my new stuck in my power head. I have took the head out and hived the piece it's attached to on a rock.

Does the nem look dead or is there a way I can save him? I don't have a qt tank.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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I'd do a large water change. Get any chunks out if you can. Check parameters and run some carbon. Either way, an anemone moving points out to it not being happy, either from flow, lighting, or unstable parameters. Addressing these will solve the underlying issue.
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I just got the nem last night so I think it was finding a nice spot and got caught. He was chilling on a rock extended when I went to bed turned the lights on and he was stuck.

I did a pwc before I picked him up. I will check parameters and do another change today.

He's still in the tank it looks like he is slowly sliding off the powerhead screen and onto a rock, but maybe it's wishful thinking. He is also not extending any of this tips.

I guess when do I pull the plug and take him out of the tank?

My daughter loves it so daddy can't fail.
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Post parameters after your water change. Tell us more about the tank, what kind of lighting, size, how long its been set up, so on.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #5
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Salinity 1.025
Ammo 0
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It's a 29 bio cube
No protein skimmer
40lbs of sand
35 lbs live rock (maybe more)
Running for about a year
10 3w blue leds
10 6w white leds.

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The nem is closed right now, it's seems to be attached to the power head plastic impeller guard. It was sucked into it a bit but seems to have gotten itself unstuck and is just attached to the bottom smooth part. I placed the plastic on a rock and just left it. It's been there for an hour closed but like I said maybe slowly moving. The nem never got sucked into the impeller just stretched real thin.

The lights are off right now should I turn them back on. Should I put a power head on him to get him to detach? Should I just leave him and hope for the best?

Thanks for the help.
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Turn the lights on. What are the lights exactly?
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I made the lights myself. The brand is Cree leds. I guess what specifically do you want to know about them.
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Ok, DIY 3 watt led will do. Just want to make sure everything is lined up to support your nem. At this point keep an eye on it.
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It looks like it's foot is torn. That is usually fatal unless extra careful care is taken. The most important thing you need is very clean water. That will help it out the most. Other than that you can only wait and hope. Just remember if it dies that it could nuke your whole system. Keep a bucket ready for a water change if needed. I had an anemone not too long ago with a torn foot. I dosed with live phyto and Rotifers daily also, so I'm not sure if that helped. It fully recovered.
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Yeah it's foot is defiantly torn. Right now the only thing I can do is dose some iodine. I can go out later and get other supplies.

It seems to have attached partially to the rock I placed it on. So I would assume that's a good sign.

Is there some stuff I should look for at the Lfs or just the two things you listed.
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