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post #11 of 29 Old 04-23-2008, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have see in some posts here that uv is not good to run 24/7 cause it also kill off the good things in the tank like ("pods")
I purchased another thermometer just to make sure what temperature my tank is running at and it says 80 deg so i adjusted to 76 deg.
I also purchased some food for the anemone as you mentioned "Formula 1" tried feeding it today but for some reason the clownfish are taking the food and spitting it out.
Here are some picks sry these were the best ones i could take cause the battery just ran out in my friends camera.





and i plugged my uv in. it will be running 24/7 now, oh and btw the anemone opened up a bit since last night and is seems like it moved a bit too, the leg seems nice and thick now but still not fully opened yet.
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post #12 of 29 Old 04-23-2008, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Also forgot to mention if anyone is having a hard time for their clown to host the anemone, try printing out a picture with a clown inside an anemone and stick it to the glass so your clown can see it (couple of weeks), i am not sure if it works but seen some posts on the web and people had mixed results, doesnt hurt to try though.

bettababy--> salinity 1.023 (and keep it very stable with dayly water top ups,
API drip test kit 4 months old
seen every test going up (not much though) ph was stable at 8.4, nitrite 0.25, amonia .25,nitrate 10,
I cycled for 5 weeks with live rock and live sand, my lfs suggested to add a demsel to help cycling so i added it 2 weeks into the cycling and removed it (took it back to the lfs) 4 weeks into the cycling period cause seen here that it is a bad idea to cycle with fish. 5 weeks in added hermit crabs about 10 i think, then week 6-> 2 clownfish following with shrimps,conches,and snails. other then 2 hermits and 2 snails havent seen anything else die.

and copper is at 0 -->tested for that too.
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post #13 of 29 Old 04-23-2008, 10:43 PM
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Ok, knowing the params I'd say you're in good shape.

The clowns will eat the formula food, that's fine, it's healthy for them. If you notice they will likely eat it "over" the anemone, so the pieces they drop will fall into the anemone, which will feed it. The anemone should be fed 2 - 3 times/wk, and I'd say about 1/2 cube if the clowns don't eat it, and a full cube broken up if the clowns are sharing it.

As for the light, it is more obvious with the pics, your lighting is quite strong for the anemone, but it can adjust. Give it some time to get used to the heavier lighting, and eventually it will start to move itself around again until its comfortable.

With the uv... the only way it's going to harm copepods is if they go through it, which is very unlikely. The pods are like small insects, and they tend to cling to rockwork and sandbeds, so won't be circulating in the water enough to be in danger of the UV. The only time I would suggest not running a UV full time is if the tank is heavily populated with corals and the fuge is set up to provide a natrual diet of phytoplankton for them. In your situation, there is nothing in the tank that needs to eat phytoplankton, and there would be no reason to turn off the UV. The raising of your own foods for corals is something I only suggest to someone who has at least a few yrs of experience in the hobby and truely understands the environment they are trying to create, and the food they are trying to propegate. Someone attempting to do that without the proper knowledge and experience can make quite a mess of their tank, which becomes expensive and then dangerous for the animals, too.

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post #14 of 29 Old 04-24-2008, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks bettababy for all of you help

I will keep you posted on my progress, I guess I should not have jumped into keeping corals that early but now that I have I will do my best for their survival.
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post #15 of 29 Old 05-02-2008, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Well it has been 2 weeks since I got the anemone, It is doing great, taking food every 3 days(had a little trouble with formula 1, but loves to eat jumbo dry krill, I feed it one every 3 days, is that ok?). I lowered the temperature to 76 and during the day,and because of my light it reaches 78 deg ( I hope that is ok). Here are some picks that i took today, oh and also I re-aranged the rocks a bit, it moved a bit but it seems to like this place now.

again than you for all of your help.


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post #16 of 29 Old 05-02-2008, 11:31 PM
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That anemone looks to me like it's thriving. As long as what you're doing is working, I see no reason to change it.

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post #17 of 29 Old 05-03-2008, 12:58 PM
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looks awesome
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Also forgot to mention if anyone is having a hard time for their clown to host the anemone, try printing out a picture with a clown inside an anemone and stick it to the glass so your clown can see it (couple of weeks), i am not sure if it works but seen some posts on the web and people had mixed results, doesnt hurt to try though.
I've never heard of that. I'll have to try it if I get an anemone.
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post #19 of 29 Old 06-05-2008, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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here is an update, the anemone was doing great last 3-4 weeks: but, I have had a hard time feeding it for over a week, has not taken any food today after work got home and this stringy suff showed right in the middle where the mouth is, also the mouth looks a lot bigger then usual. I am not sure if it is dieing or spritting --please help!!!!!!!!!
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post #20 of 29 Old 06-06-2008, 01:59 AM
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Can you post a current picture? Are there any other anemones in the tank? Corals?
Have you checked your water params for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, and calcium? Spg/salinity? Any temp changes?

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