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Old 09-25-2010, 02:58 PM   #1
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Hi, My name is Nicole and I purchased my first Tank on 1/29/2010.

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I change the water every two weeks, about 5 gallons every time, due to no protein skimmer.
Everything in the tank seems to be thriving I have even has some of the mushrooms spawn, however when my anemone died I was out of town and it killed most of the tank this was about 2 months ago, My Daisy Flowerpot has never been the same after that.
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How about some water test results?
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Anemones need lots of light which most new comers don't have. My suggestion is to research the animals you want to keep and provide the requirements that they need. Anemonies need lots of lights and are hard to maintain in a home AQ.
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Welcome to AA Nicole!

I'm going to assume that your tank was cycled before the nem passed (Sorry for your loss, but please remember this when considering a new one. They really never survive long in aquaria as compared to the ocean).

Test results would be good, it's possible that the nem caused a spike. What type of light do you have? How old are the bulbs? What exactly isn't right about it? Closed up?
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Test results and pictures would really help us out. Do a full work up of all the tests you have.
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I have curly q anemones and they have done fine. One of them
hides for some reason so they must not need light. I have had
them for months with no problem. They are the only Nems I can
keep alive. Have tried several. My tank is only one year old though.
I may try later. My Clowns need a friend. Curlys don't work for
my clowns. I changed to SW after 25 years fresh and it is much
more of a challenge! I'm no quitter though. I love it!
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curlyque anmeones are from the aiptasia family and as they get bigger can be a threat to your smaller fish.
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They are fairly small now and don't seem to be growing or moving at all. I will keep a watch on them.
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