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Old 04-12-2004, 08:31 PM   #1
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White bubble tip anemone getting dingy

I purchased a medium sized anemone for my 75 gallon reef tank. The tank is about 6 months old and full of a variety of corals and other invertebrates... just a few fish. It was brilliantly white when I bought it and now it is kind of dingy brown... I just have a coral life compact light system... I heard that if the nitrates are too high it can bother anemones..
my nitrates are around 25.... everything else in the tank seems to be doing well... I even have a beautiful green bubble tip that has been in the tank longer and looks better than when I bought it... any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2004, 08:48 PM   #2
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Might be growing zooxanthella - symbiotic "algae" that live in the host's cells and help it survive.
Might not. Got a pic?
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:24 PM   #3
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It was brilliantly white when I bought it and now it is kind of dingy brown...
Sounds ike a very unhealthy anemone getting more healthy. There are few or no anemones that are natually a brilliant white 97% of the time brilliant white = bleached.
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Anenome man i thinks its the other way around its gaining the symbiotic algea,

My flowerpot was like this but i slowly realized it was just getting healthier
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Anenome man i thinks its the other way around its gaining the symbiotic algea,
? - I think that's what I posted...
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woops

Haha my bad

im embarrased, i thought you said it the other way around

I apologize

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p.s. Im sure you know more than anenomes than me hence your name "anenomeman"
i feel dumb
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