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Old 08-28-2014, 02:09 PM   #1
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Stressed men need help quick!!!

I bought a long tentacle anemone from my LFS yesterday. it got stressed two days before from getting sucked into the sump. the LFS sold him to me for 20$ and said I could take a chance with him. he was looking good in my tank then today this happened.

Yesterday he opened like this


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Old 08-28-2014, 02:13 PM   #2
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Params, tank age, lighting, acclimation method? Specifics please can't help with "good" or "perfect".
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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I forgot what my params are lighting is a 50/50 reef lightbulb tank is far more than a year old


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Old 08-28-2014, 02:18 PM   #4
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I acclimated him with a turkey baster
For 3-4 hours



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Old 08-28-2014, 02:20 PM   #5
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A 50/50 PC bulb? That's no where near enough lighting. Nems require intense lighting, you might have enough for softies only. Params also should be pristine. IMHO your not set up to keep this animal, returning it is your best option.
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I had another nem for over 8 months with a 50/50


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This nem is twitching as if something's touching its foot it's also stretching now but even at LFS it wasn't anchored to anything what can I do to encourage it to anchor


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You can't make an anemone stay in one place. It will stay in a spot where it is happy, with proper lighting and flow.
If it is stretching, this is it reaching towards the light. Most anemone we keep in aquariums require high intensity lighting, something that a single 50/50 bulb won't do...I normally recommend 6 T5HO bulbs for anemone, though smaller, more shallow tanks can get away with 4.
As for the general health of this long tentacle anemone, you will need to keep your water pristine for it to recover after getting sucked into a powerhead. Put yourself in those shoes of getting sucked into a window fan. The lighting not being accurate isn't helping with it getting healthy, it is injured and starving. This is preventing it from having enough energy to recover. Keep in mind, if the foot is damaged it may never recover.
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Did you have a condyactlis nem? They tend to be much less light demanding. Like the other 2 said you need more light


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