floating anemone

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  1. DAWID VERMEULEN

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    HI!

    I bought a anemone last weekend and the wave-maker are blowing it all over the tank any ideas how to keep it not from floating around in the tank

    thank you.:)
     
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  3. Wes

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    turn off wavemaker till he's settled or attached... ;)
     
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    So when u say floating what do you mean.

    1. Moving around the tank

    2. Like in the water column floating?

    Nennies usually when in a new tank move around a tank until it finds its optimum spot.

    If he keeps moving keep an eye out on params etc...
     
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    the wave maker blows it around in the tank ,as if the water flow are to strong.for how long do i have to leave the wave maker off.
     
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    That's dangerous, turn them off for now until the nenny settles, can you not control your wave makers instead of turning them off?

    You don't want your nenny to become sushi in the wave maker:

    1. It kills it and that sucks!!!!
    2. Some nennies are poisonous when chopped up....
     
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    They usually attach to the rock quite quickly.
    I agree with mytank, turn the powerheads off for a while and let it attach.
     
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    He's got a floater
     
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    I thought a floating anemone was called a jellyfish????:p
     
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    The real questions are not being asked, I don't really want to interfere with this.

    So I will ask, and the rest of the members can give advice -

    1. How old is your tank ?
    2. What anemone is this ?
    3. What lights do you have on the tank ?
    4. What is your water parameters ?
    5. Was this nennie healty in the shop you bought it from ?
     
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    @Jeann1 you correct good questions!
     
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    It may have nothing to do with parmaeters, it's prolly just not settled yet...
     
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    What anemone is it?
     
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    Hi dawid, welcome to masa i dont think ive welcomed you before:)

    Anemone's are wonderful things to keep and facinating to have, but regretably they fall into the 'advanced care of magical creatchures' catagory and are relativley challenging to look after as they require a number of aspects to be right before they survive well in our tanks. If you are new to marines then i dont suggest keeping a nennie at all, but perhaps youve kepts a tank for a while and know whats going on with regards water parameters. If you are new and arent realy sure about marines (it took me around a year of keeping marines before i realy knew enough to keep a nennie) then i seriously suggest taking the nennie back to the shop yopu got it from. Its best for the nennie and its def best for you and the other things in your tank.

    No wave maker is strong enough to blow a healthy nennie free of its hold once its attached, so we can rule out the pump being the problem.

    Great questions Jean, and thanks for taking a slightly more direct appraoch while others seem to dance around the issues, its for Dawid's best intrest to get to the core of the issues. Ive added a few more.

    Dawid, please take a 'floating nennie' very very seriously, you are litterally moments away from wiping out your entire tank, without me trying to be dramatic.

    what happens is that the flow of the tank will suck the nennie into the intake of your power head, being a invert (has no skeleton) the nennie gets sucked into the pump and cut into millions of pieces. If the whole nennie doesnt get cut, the nennie might survive, but regretably all the millions of piece of the chopped nennie rot and that leads to a MASSIVE biologocal overload of the system and often the whole tank dies.

    YOU MUST TURN OFF THE POWEHEADS UNTILL THIS NENNIE HAS ATTACHED, just leave the return pump on for flow.
     
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    hi Dawid, its been two days since you asked about this nennie, I was wondering how its going and if you could possibly answer the questions above so we might help you a little?
     
  17. DAWID VERMEULEN

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    Good day.
    Yes i have switched off the wave maker and i will switch it on by Sunday and see wat will happen.i had a small marine tank for 4 years and now have a 4 foot tank that is running for 8 months now .
     
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    thats great to hear dawid. is the nennie still floating, or where has it settled? Can you go back and answer the other questions for us?
     
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