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Old 06-22-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Is my anemone dying!

I have had the anemone in the tank for a month now and he has done this a couple times. But it has looked like this for a few days. I do water changes every two weeks, and all my levels have been fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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What lighting do you have? And what exactly are the parameters?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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I have two t5 white and two t5 blues, can't tell you exact parameters. Bulbs are 6 months old
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I would assume that your nitrates are high if you are doing water changes biweekly. That would probably be the cause.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #5
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my anemone did a similar thing it was super happy for months ate constantly was bubble tipped and eveything i noticed for about 3 days it looked deflatted and terrible i thought well tonight is the night it dies but i tried to feed it and it ate, so i did a bunch of tests the nitrite nitrate ph anomia ect where all fine did a water change and left it for the night i woke up the next day and the food i fed it was in the mouth of a inch long little anemone and the big old one looked great now it has been like a month and the mother as i call it looks horrible again is something wrong or is that what happens after they have babies or what? it is a thing that there seems to be no information on
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coralife 30" one 10000K daylight and one Actinic bluelight for a 29 gallon
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In no way is only a 2 bulb unit enough lighting for an anemone.
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what exactly would be enough that is what the guy recommended from the shop do you know make and specs?
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I had a 4 bulb T5HO over my 36 gal. It was 2 10k and 2 actinic bulbs. It wasn't enough for a nem and it died. The problem in my system is that the tank is tall and a 4 bulb just wasn't enough. In a normal tank 4 bulbs might be able to do it...but I personally wouldn't trust it with anything lower than 6 bulbs IMO.
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so would this light be enough? -->
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #10
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