need help on rose tip anemone

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  1. Dorry

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    i got 4 rose tip anemome, 2 is just hanging upside down for a week now. they not splitting, not eating. other 2 are fine. changes made use now red sea coral pro salt and my lights i cahange to ati t5. did all test a few min ago every thing is testing normal. need some help and info please. thank you.
     
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    What is normal?
     
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    Sounds like chemical warfare or light shock
     
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    Agree, how big is your tank?
    How much real-estate does the corals have?
     
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    normal, calsium, magnesium, ph, kh, nitrate, all in range.
     
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    chemical warfare because i change my seasalt, 2 other anemone is fine. do you think it is due to the lights. you may have a point there.
     
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    hi 2 meter tank and i got only this one spesie in my tank. they got plenty of space. here is a pic when they where ok.

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    if it is light shock will they get used to the new ligts.
     
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    Are they they or were they from the same anemone eg. Splittings or are all 4 different anemone of the same species?

    Chemical warfare aka allopathy takes place because they feel threatened and fighting for space etc, so same species or not it makes no difference. Could this have started after the lights changed, yes it could be a catalyst that caused one to trigger hormones and the others followed suit. So with anemones you should always run carbon
     
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    im sorry but you are simply not giving us sufficeint information to be able to help you with any amount of accuracy. we can only reply with any decent guestemate as to what has possibly gone wrong if you give us a decent amount of information upon which to make that assentment.

    saying all parameters ae within range or are normal is not enough. Please post actual figures and which test kits you are useing, and the age of the kits.

    how old are the nennies?
    how long have you had them?
    are they identicle clones of each other (ie all splits from one nennie?) or are they idividual nennies.

    i agree with the others that its either a case of light shock due to you changing to newer bulbs (when did you do this and how much light do you have over them?) or chemical warefare whereby unidenticle nennies release påoison to out compete with other nennies. please note that a 2m long tank is still way to small once they have decided to kill each other.

    if you want propper help, give us propper information so we can help you propperly.
     
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    hi dallasg, i bought the two anemone, both on same live rock about 2 year ago, same species and the two split last year, all 4 same species. now i know i sound stupid, i have in my sump one chamber that is only charcoal, is it the same as carbon, i change my charcoal also 2 weeks ago. thanks for helping me.
     
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    Ok, so it leads me to believe its the new lights, lower the photo period and raise the light if you can and over the next 10 days let thing get back to normal by extending the photo period and lowering lights
     
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    the nenies i have them for nearly 2 years, they identicle clones of each other ( they spilt last year ) my bulbs i change, i had 16 x 90 cm t5, new bulbs 16 x 90 cm ATI T5. test kit red sea bought last month check the exspired date. KH 8.4, Mg 1320 (ppm ) Ca 440 ( ppm ) nitrate 0.11, po4 (0013ppm ) 0.04. will the same species of nennie poisen there one kind.
     
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    thanks crispin for helping.
     
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    thanks dallasg i reset all my lights, all done let you know in a weeks time, maybe a day or 2 what they do. thanks for your help and info.
     
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    being splits from each other and being that old its unlikely to be chemical warefare, which realy leaves light shock as being the m,ost likely cause of their discomfort. new bulbs (especially a good brand like ATI) will cause a far greater amount of light than they are used to.

    follow the advice dallas gave you earlier and they should be fine. :)
     
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    but they will adapt to the new lights won't they.
     
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    yes they will eventually. in about 2 weeks.
     
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    Thanks RiaanP. :)
     
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    please keep us posted of the outcome... you can even use some shade netting to dim the lights
    but shorten the photo period will be the best
     
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