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Old 02-13-2014, 12:47 AM   #1
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Sick Green BTA?

I have the same problem i have a 16 gallon tank but my bta is not doing good at allClick image for larger version

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Old 02-13-2014, 04:33 AM   #2
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How is your water parameters? How old is the tank? These are both small tanks to be keeping anemones (BTAs grow quite large) do both of you have a log of your test results? Keeping parameters stable in small tanks is difficult (have a 10g) even slight fluctuations in temp and salinity can be harmful for anemones. Also what lighting do you have?
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:43 AM   #3
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How is your water parameters? How old is the tank? These are both small tanks to be keeping anemones (BTAs grow quite large) do both of you have a log of your test results? Keeping parameters stable in small tanks is difficult (have a 10g) even slight fluctuations in temp and salinity can be harmful for anemones. Also what lighting do you have?
+1 we need more information before we can even start helping you.

Ammonia / nitrite / nitrate
Phosphate
Magnesium
Calcium
Alkalinity
Light fixture
Flow
Acclimation

With all of that information we might be able to give you an answer.
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I personally have a kessil a360 and do regular water test and everything is perfect
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I personally have a kessil a360 and do regular water test and everything is perfect
Perfect doesn't exist. The actual numbers are what we need so we can best help you. A kessil should be more than enough to keep your anemone happy, so this shouldn't be an issue at all. But, it is very obvious on how unhappy your anemone is. Was it acclimated to the tank? To both the water parameters and lighting? How long has it been in your tank since the 'switch'? Try turning off the powerheads to give it a chance to get its footing to start things off, since it is being blown around the tank.
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Aquarium Home parameters are;
Temperature: 78
Salinity: 1.025
Ammonia, NH4: 0
Nitrate, NO3: 0.4, NO2: 0
pH: 7.92
Alkalinity, KH: 8.4
Calcium, Ca: 440
Phosphate, PO4: 0.04
Magnesium, Mg: 1,360
As of today this is all i test and i also dose purple up and Zeovit 4 step system. I have cami pur elit, and i have 2 reactor one for carbon and one for GFO as well as biopellets
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May I ask why you are dosing? That might be what is stressing your anemone out. There is no need to dose anything in a typical setup as it takes a heavily SPS dominated tank to require supplementing areas like calc/alk. Just do water changes.
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I did that for my purple alge to grow faster they told me it will help
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I don't think you need to be using zeo+biopellets+gfo+carbon. That is a bunch of carbon sources and there may not be enough nutrients in the water for your nem. Are your corals colors pale?
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No everything is perfect and doinf really good
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