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last night my nenny went for a walk and got killed by my pump:014:
i woke up this morning went to look at my tank and it was merky, i thounght the glass was just dirty so i cleaned it, it remained merky, i saw my clam and brain were not looking so great but could not see my nenny. i turned on the blue lights and saw that there were a few red tentalces from the nenny, and 3 or so larger pieces(his base).
i will be collecting +-250l of NSW today from durbz. my tank is +650l. how much water should be replaced? i was thinking about 75l every 3days until it clears up. what do you guys think???
 

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The water chenges are very important here, put a large amount of GAC [carbon] into the filtration as well.
 

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I would go 75L per day for the next few days, dont worry about the carbon reactor use a stocking or some thing and get carbon into the system ASAP. Your water is very toxic at the moment and you stand a chance of loosing everything.
 
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I had the same situation a few years back,

Water change and carbon, get proper carbon not that cheap f/w carbon
 

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Hey gaz, how did things work out? Did you lose any livestock?
 

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Well that's a relief.

Guess where I found my anemone when I got home this afternoon :(

Will post some pics later tonight.
 
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dam dude crap to hear. dats da last time i try an anemone. they dont belong in a reef tank with all those powerheads, but rather a powerhead safe tank
 

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Glad to see things worked out dude and things are well now

Viper, :pinch: bugger dude. not good hope u come right aswell.
thats y ive got no power heads in my tank as im keen on keeping a nennie or 2. dont feel like nennie soup in my tank
 

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It's amazing how one day after I ask Gaz how his anemone soup tank is, the same thing happens to me, weird, although it's not as bad as Gaz's.
 
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I agree with Gali (Don't do that often..hmm i like the sensation...it tickles..ok its gone now). We should try and limit the number of pumps inside out tanks to a minimum. Thats why i can't wait for the polario pumps to eventually make their way to our shores. The Vortex pumps are expensive.. anyone seen an alternative to the vortex?
 

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The hydor koralia pumps are quite nice, not too expensive either. Look very similar to the vortech's.
 

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