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Old 09-29-2010, 01:49 PM   #11
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What most likely happened was when your anemone died it nuked your tank. When nems die, they can release a TON of toxins into your tank. If they are not removed they can continue to cause issues well into the future. I would run some carbon to help get it out along with doing a couple 50% pwc to really clean it out well.

Also, what type of lighting are you using? Nem's need some great lighting to survive.

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Old 09-29-2010, 02:19 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by thincat View Post
curlyque anmeones are from the aiptasia family and as they get bigger can be a threat to your smaller fish.
I KNEW ITTTT, i saw them at my LFS and thought, "what an ugly nem, looks like aiptasia, probably isnt much better for the tank either" i knew itttttttt =]

but yeah the nem certainly sounds like it nuked your tank pretty good and im sure the coral arent too happy

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Old 09-29-2010, 07:32 PM   #13
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Everybody is ok right now, Toadstool is shedding profusely.
I still haven't seen his polyps in three weeks. The Chili coral grows
at night and opens, the colt coral is ok as is the ricordea. I am
running carbon, always do. I do 10% water changes once a week,
or more so. I plan to do a big change this weekend of the water and
filter and all and head out for vacation and leave mom to them.
I got the nem out probably before he died (pink haitian) The curly
Qs are doing fine, should I not have them? I sure haven't killed them
yet. But let me buy an expensive one.....
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:37 AM   #14
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Here's a good article: Curlique Anemone, Curly-Cue Anemone, Bartholomea annulata, Sea Anemone Facts and Sea Anemone Pictures of the Ringed Anemone

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