Bleached Inferno anemone

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  1. Moaazo

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    Hi all i would like some help with my inferno as it has bleached and become pink and white when it's supposed to be orange with a tinge of green.

    Could you'll please advise me on how to get it's natural color back
    Thanks!!! IMG_20160316_123723.jpg
     
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    First question always, what is your parameters? Do you feed it?
     
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    Don't move it into more light. It will move on his own will when it feels he wants to.

    Just give it time. And small piece of hake or lance fish.
     
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    My Inferno survived an extreme kalk overdose..Looked worse than yours...
    Today its one of the healthiest specimens ive seen.
     
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    I need to test my water :lol: i do know my ph is 7.4 and temp is 24.2:lol:
     
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    I usually feed him once a week do youll think it could be the cheap sun sun leds I got?
     
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    Anybody willing to help me test my water please
     
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    Could my lighting be the prob

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    Haha, whoops, I just asked you to start a new thread, didn't see this one, lol.:)

    Anemone's require strong lighting to survive, although having said that, BTA's like yours are a bit more forgiving and can still be kept under less intense lighting as other anemones. Personally I think your water is too cold at 24, I would recommend keeping it at about 26 if possible.

    Do you know if you have temperature swings, maximum and minimum temperatures during the day/night?

    Vital parameters to test for are salinity, alkalinity, magnesium and calcium. See if you can find a petshop close by that will test your water for you.

    Do you have an auto top-up unit or do you top up water manually?

    Tell us more about the Sun Sun LED's, do you have a model number or a link so we can see what unit it is and how strong it is?
     
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    I top up water manually and try keep my salinity between 1.023-1.025
    My water temp drops a little during the knight but cant do much about it
    My lighting was just t5s the standerd boyu ones so I then decided to add this SUN SUN LED Light HMD-300
    Could it be to much lighting that bleached it?

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    The tank is almost 3 years old
    I have to admit I have been abit busy and lazy so havent done a waterchange since last year october :slayer:
    I got a mandarin and female banana wrasse only in the tank
     
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    Does it say how many Watts it is?
     
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    If you havent done waterchanges, have you been dosing anything?
    Is there any other info on the light? Id guess its more likely to not be strong enough for an anemone.
     
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    Power:10w
    Voltage:24v
     
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    Ive been adding nopox once a week and special blend now and then tried not to over dose because i dont have test kits
     
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    That light is really inadequate then.
    You need to check your other parameters asap, KH, Calcium, Mg, nitrate etc. Dosing NOpox without keeping a very close eye on parameters is dangerous
     
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    Unfortunately that light is very underpowered, you will need something a lot stronger in order for the anemone to survive.
    You need to stop dosing this, it is meant to be dosed daily but can also wipe out your tank if not done correctly. Especially if you do not know what your parameters are. :)
     
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    Thanks @459b will try get it tested
    Is there anyone around the Sandton area that could help me test water params. Dont want to go to the lfs get my water tested and bombarded with chemicals :whistling:
     
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    So will remove it as soon as i get leds for the tank any suggestions on how many 3w led chips will be needed
     
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    Will also do a 25l water change this weekend
    How much of salt will be needed
     
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