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Old 10-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #11
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I would recommend a few 20-25% water changes a couple days apart and adding some GAC to your sytem. Everything else seems good... Good luck.
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:05 PM   #12
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Just did my bi-weekly change a couple of days ago and replaced my carbon then.
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Old 10-18-2004, 08:16 PM   #13
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I would try a couple water changes closer together to get things "back in line". Something is off according to your BTA. When in doubt, pull some water out LOL. Good luck w/ it.
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I dought it will eat if it looks like that... I target feed my BTA frozen krill. Mine looked like crap when it started to split. I would give it a few days, could it be getting ready to expel waste?
Mine moved on the back glass about 4-5 weeks ago for no reason just backed up and moved. My clowns are pissed because it is in a real tight spot and they both can not get in it now.
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Old 10-18-2004, 09:14 PM   #15
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spliting is an option I considered. I have no experience with this but I have read they start to look sick and seek out an area with higher flow before the split. Anyone been through this?
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I have no experience with anemones, but it sounds like you've really got the tank under control. You could easily cause more stress by making a bunch of changes when the anemone might just be doing what it feels like doing.

Sometimes that tank has NOT actually changed and you just need to sit and wait.

If that enemone has been happy for a long time...don't do anything too rash.
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Tagging along. I never considered splitting. Now I'm curious to see what happens.
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Old 10-19-2004, 02:15 AM   #18
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I diid change power heads a few weeks ago, but it never seemed to bother it.
That would actually be enough to make the anemone move about. Their reaction to changes are not always immediate. BTA's like most anemones like gentle flow over the top of their tentacles. Anything of an aggressive nature will cause some stress. Why the clowns stopped hosting in it could simpley be a coincedence. Try positioning the powerheads as they where before and see what that does. By the way it's closed up, it's irritated by something whether that be flow, a nearby coral or animal in the tank.

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Steve-s, are water changes of 20-25% a few days apart a rash solution when your not sure about the cause of a quickly developing problem, assuming the correct ageing, etc., procedure is followed when mixing the new SW? This is sort of off topic and general I know..
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are water changes of 20-25% a few days apart a rash solution when your not sure about the cause of a quickly developing problem, assuming the correct ageing, etc.,
As long as it's the same salt you've always used and as you said, properly aged first no. Water changes in many cases can be a good first step. When dealing with unknowns, carbon is also a good idea.

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