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Old 02-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
 
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ok i came back from church this morning to my anemone barley having on to his rock and brown when he was white can anyone tell me what could be wrong with him and of corse i went out and bought a feather duster just before I got home some now I have a dieting anemone and i have no clue what to due and a feather duster sitting in the acllomation bucket
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
 
Ok, well, when you got the Anemone, he may have been bleached out, meaning the white one you had, he may be getting some color back. And as for just hanging on the the current rock he's on, he may not like the spot he's in. you can't just pick these guys up, and place them where you want them, they can walk around the tank.
Next, what kind of light do you have, and what size tank. Can you post your water parameters?
Ammonia-
Nitrites-
Nitrates
Phospahtes-
Calcium-
Magnesium-
Alk-
Salinity-
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
 
I no that

but like he was laying down and just wasn't acting right
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
 
water parameters

salinity - 1.21
nitrate-20
nitrite-.5
alkalinity-300
ph-7.8
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
 
i think he is fine

i checked my salinity and it was low as i added salt but he is still brown but maybe the pet store did have have him bleached. but now something that i have never seen before one of my domino damsels is paring with it i don't even think its possible but i really do think he is because he has been staying inside it all day and the anemone isn't eating it because thats what i thought when i saw it he will swim away when i scare him away and then go right back in it its crazy is this normal ill post a pic once i find out how to lolhttp://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/images/smilies/icon_eek.gif
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
 
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salinity - 1.21
nitrate-20
nitrite-.5
alkalinity-300
ph-7.8
Ok, Houston we have a problem. Your tank appears to still be in a cycle. The Nitrites are probably going to be his demise, along with salinity.
ALK-300??? WOW. Should be between 8-12. Think we have a problem here also.
What kind of light are you using? What size tank is he in? What kind of flow do you have? What is your Calcium reading?
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
 
im confused

on my test tubes on the alk it says that 300 is perfect i think i have a different one
and is that the only reason
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #8
 
oops

i aslo forgot to ask how get lower nitrates
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:31 PM   #9
 
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i aslo forgot to ask how get lower nitrates
Nitrates get lower by doing water changes. But , Anemones need prestine water conditions, which are not easy to attain. Meaning
No Phosphates, Nitrites,Nitrates under 5, Calcium 420-480, Magnesium 1200-1400, Strong Lighting, ALK 8-12. This guys are not easy to care for.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #10
 
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on my test tubes on the alk it says that 300 is perfect i think i have a different one
and is that the only reason
Could be I suppose. Never heard of 300 ALK though, but what do i know.
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