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Old 12-08-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Whats wrong with my bubble tip 'nems?

My bubble tip nems have looked very skinny for over a month now. All my water levels are within normal limits with my only issue there being the Nitrate level spiking up to 40 for a bit, but they are back down to 5. Everybody else in the tank (including my larger bubble tip that the Clarke is nested in) is doing just fine, so I don't get it. Lighting is all T5 10k 24w and there is a 10k Actinic on as well. Any thoughts?

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #2
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What size tank and exact numbers on parameters?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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It looks bleached.. not a good sign. Hope it comes back. I have had three nems. Two went into powerheads. One never bleached but shriveled up turned inside out. I want another but am giving it a while..
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:12 PM   #4
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The first two pics look very bleached. And the underside of the nem in the 3rd pic looks very white, despite the tentacles of that one not being bleached. I'm thinking the lighting isn't enough. Hope they get better.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #5
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Not to repeat what was already said, but a 2 bulb T5HO unit just isn't enough light to keep an anemone alive. Any clue what caused your nitrates to spike up to 40? That is def something that will not help matters. Anemones need stable parameters to be able to thrive along with strong lighting, I'd suggest no less than a 6 bulb T5HO personally.
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+1 on lighting not being enough I suggest way stronger light then that
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #7
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What about this?

http://www.marineandreef.com/Aqualig...p/res53103.htm
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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I personally don't like that light at all and at that price I'm sure you can find a stronger t5 lighting that will be more efficient
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #9
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At that price, I would just order a taotronics LED unit. It's not much more than the one you're looking at and I've read that many people on
Here have them and successfully keep all kinds of corals under them. I don't personally have them, but have seen them on amazon for $159 for the nondimmable and $189 for the dimmable. Either one would work fine.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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I have a 4x54W T5 set up that is a month old.
My BT moved after about 2 weeks of being up in the top 1/3 of the tank. He dropped down under the overhang of a rock so now he is almost completely shaded. I had recently changed the flow pattern on my power heads so maybe he didn't like the new flow (wasn't too strong, wasn't too weak). Would he sacrifice the light for a different flow pattern? He is in a higher flow, very low light area now.
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