Anemone walking

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  1. mandarin

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    Hi every one, my nennie doesn't seem to come to rest, every day it's on a different spot. All parameters are in place and the lights are running from 0600 till 20h00, i've got 5 x t5 80watts. Clowns are happy in there playground and the nennie is in a very good condition, feeding every second day, any comments.
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    What nenny is it? I hope you power heads are nenny proofed as you could end up with nenny soup.
     
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    Pin the thing down!!! - I put my Nennie around some rocks That's what I did with mine & after a day I could remove the rocks

    & Make the Circle Bigger, Make the Circle Bigger!!!
     
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    When did you test?
    What test kits do you use?
    Are they not expired?
    When last did you replace the T5 tubes? What make?

    Can you post actuall readings

    SG?
    kH?
    pH? - what do you use to measure this? Did you double check?
    Ammonia?
    Nitrites?
    Nitrates?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I know of guys that "thought" there test kits were fine and accurate....
     
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    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    He needs to find out why it's moving in the first place. It moves because it is NOT HAPPY!! If you pin it down it might wither away and die! :nono:
     
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    I think he's trying to find more light, thats how i move my nennie, i move the metal halide around and he follows it, what type of anemone is it?
     
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    Pinning a nennie down isnt the best idea, and if a nennie wants to move, i assure you a few rocks in its path are no obsticle.


    it would be far better trying to find out why this nennie is moving that try make it do something it doesnt want to do.

    what sort of flow is in the tank and whats the tanks history? can you give us a run down on the filtration systems in place and is the tank heavily stocked, or lightly stocked with other inhabitants?
     
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  10. mandarin

    mandarin Thread Starter

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    Type of nennie Heteractis Magnifica.
    Done water test on Saturday and 140ltr water change Sunday.
    Test kit Tropic Marin, bought last week.
    T5 tubes all new installed January 2010.
    SG 1.025
    KH 8.5
    PH 8.2
    RO TDS 6
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    Nitrate 0
    Phos 0
    Calsium 400
    Flow in tank 3 x 5000 and 2 x 3000 Resun powerheads.
    Return pump 4000 ltrs/hr
    Skimmer rate 1800 with ATS above DSB. Filtersock on return.
    Tank not heavily stocked, all inhabitants doing fine.
    Aragonite in DT and playsand in DSB.
    Do 140ltrs water change every month.
    Salt Red sea, also newly bought.
    Hope enough info to help.
     
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    H. Magnifica is not the easiest anemone to keep and likes good water flow and strong light. Will generally want to be high up [top of the reef] in the tank under T5's to get as much light as possible.
    What colour is the Anemone, how long has it been in the system and how old is the system?
     
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    Light brown and the tentacles bit darker on the tips. I,ve only got it for a week.
    Started the system in August 2009.
     
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    Back on topic - My Nennie who is doing just find by the way ;) - when it started wanting to move I just put some live rock around it so that the flow did not push it all over the place & has settled down & not moved in the last 2 months!

    The guys do make a good point about understanding why it might want to move - & see if there is space high up in your tank on some rock work?
     
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    I've got some LR that is high up in the tank, maybe it might stay put because i'ts closer to the lights. Will also adjust the powerheads to give minimum flow.
     
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    This is an anemone that likes a sold surface to stick to with high flow and lots of light. Yep try put it high up leave the pumps off to give it time to get a footing and then on again.
     
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    Thanks will give it a go and report back tomorrow.

    THANKS FOR ALL WHO GAVE POSITIVE REPLY'S:thumbup:
     
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    magnifica's are pretty:), are you going to keep it? if so i reckn u will need a halide buddy. Has it eaten anything(livestock??)
    My nennie ate a ricordia yesterday :( i was moving it and it blew away, then annie chowed it
     
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    T5 lighting is not going to be sufficient lighting long term for a H. magnifica.
     
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    Agreed, although with having 5 x 80w T5's and if you can keep it high up in the tank and feed it regularly then it may be ok for a while, but I honestly think it would be much better off under a Metal Halide, he will be so much happier. Is there any way you can squeeze a MH into your hood? That could be the reason why he keeps moving around the tank, he could be looking for better/stronger light.

    Read my post in this thread about how I get an anemone to sit sill - http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/showthread.php?t=17314
     
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    I've moved the nennie to the highest piece of LR in the tank, about 150mm from the water level, switched the powerheads of for about 20min and walla stuck. This morning it was on the same spot, holding thumbs that it will stay there.
    Eish no space for MH, now what.
     
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    Hi Mandarin - 5 x 80 watts SHOULD be ok for the nemmie. I kept my H. magnifica for 3.5 years - and it barely moved (until one strange day - BUT, I do think that this was due to power failures, and the nemmie got confused because the water flow stopped for a few hours at a time). My nemmie was on a "pedestal" of live rock, which was nowhere close to the glass, now sand (magnifica's do not like to be on the sand). I also kept mine about 15cm below my one 150 watt metal halide.

    I would suggest to leave the nemmie alone for now, and to just monitor it. As I said - 5 x 80 watt T's could possibly be good enough for the nemmie - it's just that I have never seen a Magnifica under this type of lighting. They are indeed extremely light hungry.

    As Alan has said - just keep on feeding the nemmie - how big is it? (The nemmie)?

    Just bare in mind that these nemmies grow extremely fast - the more you feed, the bigger they grow. So - once this nemmie has settled down, I would suggest dropping the feeding from every 2nd day, to once a week...
     
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