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Old 10-01-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
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new carpet anenome. Help!!

I got a new carpet anenome. My first anenome. I dont think he is doing too well. He has a little less color and just looks poor. I have fed him a few bitd of brine shrimp, to which he took and closed around it. I have tested my water as well as a lfs. It is great. I use additives by Kent as normal.

Can anyone help with how to best care for him? He has been in my tank for only 5 days. Am I asking too much? Does he need more time to acclimate?

Thanks for the help
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what kinda lights and how big is he
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Old 10-01-2004, 01:01 AM   #3
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What is the info on your tank?

Size?
Lighting?
How Old Is It?
Other Tank Mates?

Sorry for all the questions. It could be a number of things, and we have to narrow it down.
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Tank is 80 gallon reef. I have 2x96w quad pin coralife's. He is about 16-18" from the lights.

His tankmates: 1 blue/green chromis, 2 percula clowns, 1 yellow mimic, a few mushrooms, frogspawn, crabs and snails. Thats about it.

Tank is relatively new. It is only 6-8 weeks old.
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how do you measure an anenome? His base foot is about a half dollar in size. He's not that big.
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way to early to add such a sensative anenome if i was you i would take him back if you can, plus carpets have very demanding lighting needs, pc's may not provide enough
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Ya sorry but true. It is a bit early for that type of anemone. Maybe you can take it back and get credit for it.
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Return not possible. He came from a friends tank that broke and leaked. Water everywhere!! I know its about 6 months too early for him but had no choice. Had to put him in this tank.

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It's bleaching because you probably have less than half of it's light requirements.
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Possibly a solution. I have a coralife 4x96 lunar light balast comming in a few days. Just ordered it. Would that be sufficient? Should I build a higher base for him so he is closer to the lights? Anything else I can do?

I really do not want to lose him. I feel horrible when I lose anybody. They are my pets. He is new, but just as important.
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