Lost anemone

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  1. Sues

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    Hi,
    Can anyone help me, I have a long tentacle anemone that is (was) having a bit of a float around day and has floated right down the overflow pipe !!!:eek:
    I have turned off the pump but haven't a clue how to get him out, anybody got advice?
     
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    Is it still stuck in the overflow pipe?
     
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    Yes, cant reach it, dont know how to get it out.
     
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    what sort of overflow do you have?
    Can you see the anemone?
     
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    Try filling the overflow box with water and see if it wont flush out, have seen this before.
     
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    I think I can see it with a mirror, how do I flood the pipe?
     
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    Got to go out, will be back in half hour.
     
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    Is your return pump still running and is it stuck in the box or has it gone from the box into the pipe itself?
     
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    :eek:
     
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    um :eek:
     
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    How far down the overflowbox/pipe is it?
    Does the ppe have a bend or constriction in it that it might have got wedged in?
     
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    Leave your return pump running otherwise the anemone is going to dry out, just put a womans stocking over the outlet pipe in the sump and the anemone will eventually get flushed out and will land up in the stocking in the water. If it takes a few days the anemone may stress and expel it's zooxanthellae, it will then appear bleached, if it does this then do not put the anemone directly under any strong lighting or it will suffer light shock. Good luck.
     
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    Got it !!!!:thumbup:

    Thanks, the stocking trick worked (easier than finding nemo).

    Its not looking too clever but we'll see in a day or two.

    Once again, thanks alot guys.:)
     
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    Glad you found him..:thumbup:
     
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    Glad you got it out.
    As soon as its back in the tank, nennie proof your overflow and pumps to avoid any future catastrophes.
     
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