Nennie medic!

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  1. Furbz

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    help!
    my nennie decided to walk into my power head!
    from what i have seen only a very small part of his foot is damaged. he is still sticking to things with the tenticles that arent damaged(half of them)

    how do i go about fixing this mess??? think he will make it thru??
    he is very deflated. but not torn in anyway. and my clowns keep pestering him.
    :angry:
     
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  3. Warr7207

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    Nothing you can do other than make sure he is happy and protected from the Powerheads.

    Normally if they walking around means he is not happy with lighting
     
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    Or the water conditions are bad, well they will be now, you will need some drastic water changes, then make sure you keep the quality up to scratch, otherwise the nem will be liable to infection.
     
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    Vit C dude...It will help it heal it keep away infections...
    About 1000 mg per day should do the trick ;)
     
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    How would you add the vitamins?
     
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    I use either Cal-C vita which come in convenient 1000 mg fizz tabs...
    The other one I use is ascorbix which come in 500mg tablets.
    These I just add to my return chamber...
     
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    Cool, cheers.
     
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    hi lappies is this the same stuff me injest?
     
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    Jip
     
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    cool;)
     
  12. Furbz

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    i have 6x 39w T5s... i was originally told this would be ok? what are your thoughts on this?
     
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    thankfully he didnt get torn up or ripped. during the day he has inflated alot and actually looks ok! i took picture earlier of what state he was in after the powerhead. will post a before. during and after pic later. my lights are off at the mo so i cant get the last pic.
     
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    you sure this is safe?? cos if so i'll drop one in as soon as i can get to the shops.
     
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    cal c vita worked for me so you can try it

    6x 39w=234w in total......if that is a herectis macnifica then i'll say 300 on the minimum( but thats only my opinion)

    He seemed to be doing fine until you redid your scaping.
    Do some wc like weeman said and keep us posted.

    cover your powerheads asap( you dont want to wakeup with the milkeyway in your tank

    add some pics
     
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    So then not just good for the flu...:whistling:
     
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    ok so heres a thought, what nennies require 234W or less?:p
    cos when theis one goes i'd like to get one suited to life in my tank
     
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    How deep is your tank?
    The hight from the lights make a diff as well...

    My heteractis has been very happy under 3 54 watt T5's, but he is only like 15 cm away from them...
    He has not moved an inch in the last 4 months...
     
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    i have now placed him around 3 to 4cm below my water level and my lights are 7.5cm above the surface level of the water. think that'll help?
     
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    also, what types of ornamental nemmies can be kept happy with my lighting setup?
     
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    Pictures

    as promised the pictures of my nennie

    before the powerhead...
    [​IMG]

    30min after the powerhead...
    [​IMG]

    5 hours after the powerhead...
    [​IMG]
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    [​IMG]

    what a recovery!!
     
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