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Old 12-18-2003, 09:53 AM   #1
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Please Help.....Invert losses

In the past month, have lost a bubbletip anemone and a starfish. Both seem to have met their end beside heater thermostat. Could this be my problem. All other occupants ok.
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Old 12-18-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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Can you post your water statistics? Size of tank? Other tank occupants? Any additional info would be helpful.
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How long have you had your tank up and running for? Most suggest not to introduce an anemone into a tank that is less than 1 year old. Both of these animals are extremly sensitive to water conditions and must be acclimated every slowly. How do you go about acclimating new animals into your tank? If you don't use the drip line procedure I woudl highly recomend it especially for sensitive inverts. I can't find the link but I"m sure someone else has it if your interested.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:32 AM   #4
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its only 20 gallon,setup for about 6 months.Water conditions fine. Just learning about hobby and looking into getting bigger aquarium.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:34 AM   #5
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think what is happening is too much too soon. I got to be more patient
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How stable is your temperature and salinity? I have a 20 gallon tank as well, and have noticed that it is sometimes difficult to keep the salinity stable due to evaporation.
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:36 AM   #7
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Got a couple of percula's, Scooter blenny, Yellow tang and scarlet shrimp
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:39 AM   #8
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Do regular partial water changes and top up as required. Salinity is approx 1021-23
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It sounds like your tank could potentially be overstocked as well. I've seen several recommendations to keep Yellow tang's in at least a 55 gallon tank. How are your nitrite / nitrate levels?
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:50 AM   #10
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going by test kit...nearly zero levels. My local aquarist never tells me this is a problem..thats a problem. He just sells,no questions. Using undergravel filter, protien skimmer and live rock and sand
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