Help! Something is wrong with my Anemone

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    charlesp123 charlesp123

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    I am stuck with my Anemone and going to attempt to muscle him through a highly maintained tank so that he stays comfortable. he seems to be doing great as I have purchased some really nice coraline live rock from a guy, to give the tank stability. I also am changing out the water weekly. He started eating mysis shrimp twice a week which is great! here are some pics of the tank updated, still working on getting a protein skimmer and refugium in

    He has more room than it look like in the pictures

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    Gdbyrd life's a beach

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    How much water are you changing out? Not sure if it'd be better or worse in your circumstance..but when my nitrates were elevated I'd do daily water changes...maybe doing it twice a week or three times a week would keep your water cleaner...you'd just have to make sure salinity was exact and temp too so there's not some big change happening there.

    Those were 10-20% water changes btw. On your 30g depending on where you have stuff laid out you could change way more than I could in my tall tank.
     
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    charlesp123 charlesp123

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    I change out 5 gallons at a time
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    That's plenty in a 30 gallon tank. Good luck with it. Everything looks great!
     
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    It looks good. I think as long as you are very diligent about maintaining your system, he'll stay with you.
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Everyone's got you covered, and it seems like you've made your newbie mistake, and that you're at least trying to learn from it. You'll do fine in the hobby if, like Erin said, take everything you learn with a grain of salt until you do more research. We don't have anything to gain from you by giving you advice. The LFS, however, gets your money :mrgreen: So you decide who's got your (and your livestock's) best interest at heart. At the end of the day, they are a business and need to make money, whether it's fair or not. I never make a purchase Unless I know at least basic information about what I'm buy so I can at least call bullshit if they try to give me wrong info.

    That said, just be careful, because a dying/dead anemone releases toxins that are fatal to your livestock. It's admirable that you want to try to save it, but just have lots and lots and lots of saltwater ready to do massive water changes.
     
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    Who the heck told you that. that light should be fine for an anemone...
     
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    most of the people i have ask on here said my light wouldnt work for sps and nems. only 2 people have told me that my light is fine
     
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    Sad to announce that he died yesterday, RIP "Sparky"
     
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    Your light should Be fine
     
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    Yeah I dont think it was the light, it was a matter of Nitrates forming over night, Def need a larger volume tank for these guys to keep the level down. Thats what I determined
     
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    Im so sorry. Give it a year and try a bubble tip :)
     
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    How many first time tank buyers immediately want a much larger tank haha? less than a couple weeks after I got the 30 gallon breeder I wanted a much larger one
     
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    the light was pointed at me and as far as wanting a bigger tank i didnt even have mine cycled yet and wanted bigger (300 gal bigger) lol
     
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    wontonflip I failed Kobayashi Maru

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    Before I even finished setting up the my 45g, hubby and I already wanted a 75g...so naturally, a year later, we got a 125g :mrgreen:
     
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    I got a 55 in September last year. We bought a 350 a few months back and are planning our living room re-model around it!
     
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    I bought a 14g in sept, i was into my 72 in dec..... It happens to everyone!
     
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    My wife calls me a coral fiend. I tell her I can quit whenever I want. lol
     
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    A video in my tank I made a while ago
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_fDMhZwa4M]Toadstool Mushroom Leather Coral in time lapse 24X SPEED - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Awesome! I love the Leather nestled amidst all those Zoas!
    Oh, and Cage the Elephant is great coral music. lol
     
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