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khacho2 08-08-2011 02:01 PM

is this normal for a sebae anemone?

onefish2fish 08-08-2011 02:06 PM

i dont mean this comment to be rude, but please stop buying things before reading about them. research before buying, then decide if a purchase is right for you and your tank.
google is such a powerful tool that most take for granted.

now, for the nem, how old is this tank and how long have you had the nem? has the nem moved around any or stayed where it is? what kind of lights? have you fed it anything? any other information with value?

khacho2 08-08-2011 02:23 PM

I did do some research before I bought it. But it's my first nem and it's been in the tank 5 days. I put some calcium and phytoplankton in my water and I also fed it some krill with formula 2 and it took it. I have a 54 watt 10,000 k and a 54 actinic. The nem moved around for the first couple days and stayed at this spot. The second day it was stuck to my protein skimmers pump and I had to force it off because it was stuck. But it seemed fine couple days after that then I saw this last night.
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onefish2fish 08-08-2011 03:44 PM

be very careful adding phyto to the tank as it can spoil your water fast. infact, nems wont need phyto but a good source of light, and mixed reviews on weekly to monthly feedings. i suggest a silverside every week to 2 weeks. i would not try to feed it again for atleast a few days. the good news is that its showing good coloration. has it dropped any tenticles? def. keep an eye on this over the next couple days.

khacho2 08-08-2011 03:50 PM

As u can see in the picture half the tentacles are shrunk
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onefish2fish 08-08-2011 03:51 PM

yes, i see they are shrunk, has any fallen off?

khacho2 08-08-2011 03:55 PM

No. But if they were to what can I do. Will extreme garlic give them a immunity boost?
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onefish2fish 08-08-2011 04:00 PM

i would not add garlic, if they were to start dropping thats a bad sign, its not happy. moving it may help BUT great care MUST be taken when moving a nem. if their foot gets damaged it can greatly increase the chances of their death.

IMO nems are no joke, thats why its best to leave them in the wild. if not when your tank is +1 years old and very stable, even then can be a risk. one crawling into a powerhead can be a disaster. i dont want to scare you now that you have it, but its something to think about.

also on the topic of calcium, dont dose without testing. i hope you also test and dose for alk and mag.

khacho2 08-08-2011 04:25 PM

I test for calcium but not mag and alk are those important for a non reef tank
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onefish2fish 08-08-2011 04:36 PM

most will say a fish only doesnt need testing for alk, cal or mag but i personally disagree. your trying to replicate saltwater, so these levels should be in check.

currently your tank houses a sensitive invert ( the nem ) which no longer makes it a fish only tank.

i suggest testing and dosing properly for alk, cal and mag esp. since the 3 will effect each other.

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