Bubble Anemone shrinking away

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  1. Drk

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    My bubble tip anemone is shrinking and do not want to eat what can I do?
     
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  3. Neil H

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    what system is the nennie in

    what flow is in the tank
    what lighting are you using
    what is the latest water parameters
    how old is the system
    what are you trying to feed it
    how big is the nenie
    how big are the pieces you trying to feed it
     
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    please answer all of the above as soon as you can.
     
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    WTF
     
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    lol warr, fairly common term used for when a nennie disgarges the remains on a last meal. That 'smoke-like' substance that comes out after a big mean, or if it takes in sinking pellets:)
     
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    Crispin, thats a new term for me too!:sifone:

    Drk,

    Please answer all of the above questions as soon as possible.
     
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    I'll be sure to get my nennie some "Black Stone Cherry Cigars"!! Wonder if my LFS will sell them.. . .:razz:
     
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    On a more serious note: Isn't the nennie just deflating as per norm. When this happens they get smaller and don't feed. When I got my nennie he did this quite frequently during the first month.

    But please awnser all the above questions so proper analysis can be done and advice rendered accordingly..;)
     
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    Please don't! I don't want to have to do cancer research on anemones!!!! Lets just stick to the vodka! :1:
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    Crispy, that is new, but never-the-less a helleva good discription for when a nemmie has a dump, :lol:
     
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    Sorry little busy will test water now and give results
     
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    what system is the nennie in reef

    what flow is in the tank 3000 lt/h
    what lighting are you using 6 t5 2 blue 4 white
    what is the latest water parameters
    TempDenspHKHCalMagAmoNitriNitraPhosfCopper24.810258.613000.2502.50.050.1
    how old is the system running 2 months now
    what are you trying to feed it hake, brineshrimp mussel meat
    how big is the nenie normal size deflated like a sweetypie l
    how big are the pieces you trying to feed it two to three but take nothig
     
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    You will have to do better than this - nobody is going to decipher it... why not just post each parameter and value on a new line...

    It is clear, though, that the last parameter, Copper, is at a level of 0.1 (ppm, I assume). this is DEADLY for most inverts, including anemones.

    you should not have added an anemone to your system for at least a year. The tank is probably still cycling, and this, coupled to the toxic copper level, is most likely killing the anemone - in fact, I'm sorry to say, but I suspect that it is already dead (but because they have very slow metabolisms it has just not showed it yet...)

    Hennie
     
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    Temp 24.8
    Dens 1025
    pH 8.6
    Mag 1300
    Amo 0.25
    Nitri 0
    Nitra 2.5
    Phosf 0.05
    Copper 0.1

    Sorry little bit occupied
     
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    Your paramaters seem a bit off.

    Temp should be a stable 26 -28
    SG is good
    ph should be a bit lower, like 8.3
    not sure on mag as i dont test mine (I dont dose it either)
    amonnia should be 0
    N02 is good
    N03 should be 0
    phos is ok

    COPPER - this is a massive no no - it MUST be 0 for a reef tank, as Hennie said, it is deadly to most inverts
     
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    you should not have added an anemone to your system for at least a year. The tank is probably still cycling, and this, coupled to the toxic copper level, is most likely killing the anemone - in fact, I'm sorry to say, but I suspect that it is already dead (but because they have very slow metabolisms it has just not showed it yet...)

    Hennie[/quote]

    I have it in my old tank just moved everthing over.

    How do i get the copper out as there is nothing in the system releasing it and use only RO water.

    How do i get my ph down?
     
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    It opens a bit now and then espesially when the tomato clown plays in it
     
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    the most likely cause it that the tank previously had copper in it (assuming the tank is 2nd hand?)

    If so, the copper leaches out from the silicone, and unfortunately, the tank must be stripped and the silicone replaced :(
     
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    Okay and in the long run will it happen again?
     
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