rbta and purple tip

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  1. wookie

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    Ok guys my rbta split into 3 about 2 months ago and moved around quite a bit and have settled, their mouth parts formed and have started feeding again, the 2 bigger guys decided to live on my back glass way at the top where water level is, where the main pump inlet is and boy do they get blasted, i have to turn off sump just to feed, below them on a rock is my purple tip is he the cause for my rbta not coming down, they were near each other for a while and everybody decided to move house together.
     
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    Hello Wookie,

    Anemones at the top of the tank is usually indicative of insufficient lighting. What lights are you running?
     
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    I'm running quad t5 2 54watt whites and 2 54watt blues been in there 4 month now new globes the nennie before he split was always on the bottom for the last 5 months was only after the split he went walkabout.
     
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    sounds like insufficient lighting. I move mine round by using one of my LED chips, it's a 50w chip and I just put it directly above them about 3 to 4 inches from the top of the water and have successfully moved them down from that point.
     
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    Sorry but without punctuation a bit difficult to follow exactly what you mean.

    You got 4 T5 globes.
    new globes (they were new before the anemone split)
    put in 4 months before anemone split. (Am I on track so far?)

    Then the anemone split. It was at the bottom? Before the split, after the split? For some time after the split, if so, what is the time frame between split and starting to walk around?

    Then 5 months ago it decided to go walkies?

    So the globes here are at least 9 months old.

    What brand of globes do you use?
    Do they have effective reflectors? (Individual reflectors per globe).
    Brand of light unit?

    Do you use any Carbon in a reactor?
     
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    Sorry my tablet at times does its own thing @RiaanP.
    Ok let me try word it again.
    Lighting consists of a quad 4, with 2 blue and 2 white lamps with own reflectors. 54 watt.
    Aqua medic or aqua reef, if my mind recalls as R300 each and were replaced 3 or 4 months ago.(lights)
    Nene been in same spot for 5 months on a rock at the bottom of tank, then split and went walk about straight after splitting.
    Nene split 2 months ago but has settled on the back glass, near the surface and where the return pipe enters the tank.
     
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    ok
    Aquamedic are good tubes. Used them myself before moving over to LED

    I have an Inferno bubble tip anemone. When it split, the one part stayed put, the other went in under the rock works for over a month. Could not even reach it to feed it. Eventually he decided to stop playing hide and seek. and moved up the back of the rock stack to the top.

    As long as it is not bleached. I believe it is OK. He just like the extra flow.
     
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    Ok thanks its just as they are close to the surface, when eskom turns power off and the dt water drops part of him is exposed to air, and yea not bleached at all. Thanks bud
     
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