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Old 10-07-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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Bubble tip not well

Hi for the past week or so my bubble tip has been looking rather unwell. Im not sure what to do, wether to take it out or leave it a while to see if it perks up.
This is what it look like now



And this it what it was like about 2 months ago



It did bleach quite a bit after about a month of getting it but its never looked like this.
Is it dying?

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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what size is your tank and what kind of lighting is in there? also have you checked your water levels? I know anemones can be very picky/ sensitive to rapid water changes.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:14 AM   #3
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Check your lights and your flow, then go from there.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #4
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Its 185L tank. I am running two 14000k 33w day tubes was thinking about this today though and maybe the tubes are not giving the right uv off anymore. apparenty they only last for 6 months?
I had the water fully tested today PH was a bit low which i am buffering over the next 5 days. And the po4 is quite high at 0.50 mg/l which is odd as the po4 usually is 0. only thing i can think may have raised this is that i have been using flake food for the past 2 weeks or the water which i changed last week might of had a high level of po4 in it?
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Do you have t8 lights or LED's I am thinking it is a light issue.
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Old 10-11-2011, 03:29 AM   #6
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hmmm how high in the tank is your anemone sounds like your tanks around 60+ gallons you might need more lighting bubble tips require intense lighting. any pics to show how he's coming along would be nice.
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #7
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Update on the BTA. Seems a little better, still not taking any food though.

Sorry for the blurry picture. Can't get a clearer picture zoomed at this angle.



He is just under halway up in the tank on a rock he was on the sand so moved him up on a rock so he was closer to the light.

I have t5's in there but still thinking it might be the tubes which are no good anymore.
Funny thing is i went to my LFS and asked him about the lights and he said "Bubbles do alright without insense light compared to other types of anemone" I did find this a little strange but he does own the shop and has a huge stock of marine fish and anemones so he must know what he talking about?... Surely?
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thats not enough light for BTA, that is probably the reason it isn't doing well.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:38 PM   #9
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I'm thinking your tank is about a 50 gallon tank, give or take. Two 33 watt lights makes 66 total watts, divided by 50 gallons is only 1.3 watts of light per gallon. That's no where near enough for an anemone That's considered low lighting, anemones need moderate to high lighting.
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:53 PM   #10
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I have been looking at buying a metal halide for a while now and one has come up at an affordable price. Is it possible to have too much light beacause its 2 x 250 watt halide's?
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