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Old 10-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Sick looking bulb anemone

I bought an bulb anemone about 2 weeks ago and its just been getting smaller and smaller and its tentacals are very small and sick looking. I have no idea what the problem is. I am currently using the Current Marine LED model 4103. I tested the water and everything comes back good. Temp is at 79.5. I spot feed it and it seems to take the mystic shrimp. It has two crab anemone hosted with it and also a sunk clown fish. any ideas on what to try?
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If you are using a stock model tank like that then your anemone is starving. Hard to believe, since you are feeding it. But most anemone in our tanks are photosynthetic. They need intense lighting, from several t5ho bulbs, mh, or high output LED to provide what they need to survive. Even though you are feeding, most of the time we give anemone food that is hard for them to digest due to the size and ends up costing them more energy to digest it then they are getting from the small meal. For your anemone to survive, you will need to upgrade your lighting and do some more reading on anemone care.
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What type of light would you recommend?
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What size tank is it?
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55 gallons
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Two taotronics LED panels would meet the needs of anything photosynthetic you'd ever want to keep and is the best bang for your buck I've ever seen.
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there is a crap ton them out there, could you specify witch one please?
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Taotronics. You'll find them on ebay and amazon. There are others who sell those panels, but I'm only familiar with that name.
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would model TT-AL09 work?
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2X Dimmable 165W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay

That's what is being referred to.
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