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subparracer 02-19-2012 01:54 PM

help quick
 
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

Reefing Madness 02-19-2012 03:00 PM

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-

subparracer 02-19-2012 05:09 PM

I no that
 
but like he was laying down and just wasn't acting right

subparracer 02-19-2012 05:14 PM

water parameters
 
salinity - 1.21
nitrate-20
nitrite-.5
alkalinity-300
ph-7.8

subparracer 02-19-2012 06:34 PM

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

Reefing Madness 02-19-2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subparracer (Post 987328)
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?

subparracer 02-19-2012 09:16 PM

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

subparracer 02-19-2012 09:17 PM

oops
 
i aslo forgot to ask how get lower nitrates

Reefing Madness 02-19-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subparracer (Post 987576)
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.

Reefing Madness 02-19-2012 11:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by subparracer (Post 987574)
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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