why is my sea anemone getting smaller please HELP!!!

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    tp1011

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    I have a 29 BC and it has been up and running for about 10 months.

    I have had 2 sea anemones for about 7 months one got really small and never saw it again
    that was about 2-3 months ago. Now the other one is doing it.

    All my levels are in check and I have not got any thing new for about 7 months.

    I do have a sponge that started to rot from the inside out about half way through the sponge
    would that do anything.

    This is a really cool anemone so I would to save it.

    any information would help.

    Thanks
     
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    Are you feeding it? If so what and how often?
     
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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    Is your bc a hqi? Lighting is very important.
     
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    salt_for_brains Alabama Reefer VIP Member

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    If you have compact flourescent bulbs on your cube that is a big problem. That is the norm the anemone will last 6-8 months and then start melting away. If you listed your parameters that would help in ruling out other issues.

    What kind of anemone do you have?
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    Also if we could get your ACTUAL parameters, that would help as well.
     
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    What are your parameters and what kind of lighting are you using?
     
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