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Old 01-16-2014, 06:07 AM   #1
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Quadracolour anenomes.

One of my quadracolour anenomes has closed and developing little white sacks some of which have broken and fallen off. Anyone help.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:10 AM   #2
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:09 AM   #3
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I would be checking my parameters. It's expelling it's gut, which is not a good thing. Get a water change ready.
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Nitrates High. Whats the Best ways to control nitrates ? Is it water changes and live rock?
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Old 01-17-2014, 07:18 PM   #5
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Going to need a nice size water change. But also want to figure out why the nitrates were high to begin with!
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:47 AM   #6
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Water changes, reducing feeding, a protein skimmer, and a refugium all help with nitrate reduction. Most of the time nitrates are high because of feeding and/or overstocking.
How much and how often are you feeding?
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:36 PM   #7
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FYI: this is my mates tank. Im posting on his behalf.
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The tank is four for X 2 foot X 1.5 feet.

I have a protein skimmer and a fair quantity of live rock but not massive.

Tanks contains:

1X Zebra Eel
3 X damsels
2 X PJ cardinals
2 X Bangeye Cardinal
1 Blue Tang
1 Yellow Tang
1 Sleeper Gobie
2 X Tomato Clown Fish
1 X Star fish
1 X hermit crab and 1 snail.

( All fish are small size) except eel.

Feeding: 1 pinch of flake three time a day.
Every second day one flake meal is replaced by half a square of brine shrimp, half a square of blood work and a small piece of weed.

Eel: Fed a prawn once about every five I did a 45 litre water change on Friday and Nitrate has only slightly lowered. Sitting halfway been the 80ppm and 160ppm reading.

I was also given Kent Brand Ammonia Sponger for the tank to assist. It says that it is freshwater on the label ? Can be used on saltwater anyone know?
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
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Well that's stuffed. I would suggest a 50% water change and then another 50% in a day or 2. Cut feeding from a pinch 3x a day to 3x a week. I'm not sure how often the eel needs to eat. I'm sure somebody will chime in. I am pretty sure it he gets hungry he'll make a snack out of almost anyone in there. They are opportunistic feeders. I would look to rehome a lot of the inhabitants for the tank is quite small. I know it sounds harsh it's for the best intrest of your fish
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Way too many fish. I would remove most of them. This is why your nitrates are high and it will be a losing battle until you remove some of those fish, if they don't die first.
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Mr X what should the PH be in a FOWLR Tank and a Reef tank?
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