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Old 01-18-2008, 11:39 PM   #1
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RBTA Gone and done it!!!

Well I bit the bullet and decided it was time to add an anemone back to my system. I've been without one since I sold my giant LTA back to the LFS. It was well over 12" in diameter and just too big for the tank. This time around I decided to go with something that I really wanted. Today I picked up a small Rose BTA. It's a little bleached but it wasn't under great lighting and it is small. So far it is doing well I have it acclimating now, about 2 hours I'm going to let the 5g bucket fill completely before putting it in my system. When I got it, it was not attached to a rock rather the side of the tank, so during the acclimation I put it on a nice piece of rock and it has taken hold already that is a good sign I think. It has puffed itself up and looks pretty good even though bleached a bit.

The pic isn't the best but it is in a bucket at the moment. I'll get some pics of it when I get it in the tank and post them.

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Looks nice Allen. Cant wait to see it in the tank.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:50 PM   #4
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Nice pickup. How about a weekly photo once it's in the tank to document it's recovery?

Hopefully it won't move around too much.
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I just put it in the tank last night. While it was acclimating I put it on a rock and it seems to like that rock. So far it hasn't moved and it puffed up nicely yesterday after I put it in the main tank. We will see how things go today. Right now it's closed up but that is to be expected. I took some pics of it last night after putting it in the tank and I think I can do an update a couple times a week on the progress!
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Update. The RBTA has closed up and is hiding right now. Getting used to the new lighting even with a reduced photo-period it is going to take a little time to get adjusted to the MHs. The foot looks really good, it is nicely attached to the rock and no signs of damage or problems.
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Awesome, that's great news.
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Yeah well now the RBTA has decided to go on walk-about and is hiding in the tank. I'm not a happy guy at the moment.
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Hope it comes out of hiding soon!
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That was to be expected I guess. Could be light acclimation. If the bleaching was too far gone for it to make a comeback you might not see it again. Keep checking back in the rock for it. If you find it you may be able to point a ph in its direction to make it move again. I would not try that for a couple to weeks, though. Let it settle and see if it comes out again as it gets used to the tank.
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