Anemone

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I have two RBTA and a mini maxi they have been doing great until yesterday. One of my rose bubbles is now in the back of a rock hiding in the shadows and it keeps swelling and deflating? The other rose and mini maxi are fine... It has been happy for as long as o got it it split about 2 months ago and has been in good health. I'm not sure what the deal? Is this normal?
    Nitrate -0
    SG- 1.026
    Cal- 425
    Mag- 1350
    KH- 125.3 (low but I always struggle to keep it high running carbon)
    PH- 8.0
    Iodine- .08 (Slightly high but everything else is fine to include crabs and other two men's)


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  3. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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  4. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    have you been "messing" with your tank recently? as in added anything new, started dosing something new, moved something around? also im not sure about you kh reading....is that result in ppm?
     
  5. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I haven't added anything new lately and actually just did a water change.... I wash my hands before put them in there... It moved around for about half a day and then went back there and just stayed. And my KH is 7 dkh... It's low but I always struggle with it it...


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  6. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    hmmm dont understand whats sucking your alk like that....
     
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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    What are you using to test you alk cody? Is there a LFS close to double check the alk? If theres a big swing then it will eventually cause issues. I test new saltwater when I make it, just one bucket, and the coral pro always comes back at 12.5 alk at 35ppt salinty using salifert. Depending on how much you change out I can't see what would suck your alk down so drastically. Corailline algae will deplete some alk but 7 is pretty low.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Well i run carbon 24/7 and a nice size bag for my tank. I use a simple test api for this and it's normally pretty spot on. I say that because when I dose ALK and test the next day it follows it up. Crazy thing though, when I came home today Ben is back out and loving life? Maybe it wanted to take a break? Lol.... My female clown missed her... She stayed in her all day...


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    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I honestly wouldn't depend on API for anything but ammonia and nitrite. Just because it goes up on the reading after you dose doesn't mean what your reading is accurate. Invest in a salifert alk test. That's all I use now and it's extremely easy to perform the test and accurate as well. Even the mag and calcium are a breeze compared to the red sea tests I used before salifert. Nems are know for inflating/deflating so unless it's tucked away for multiple days I wouldn't worry.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks DSC, I use salifert for my calcium and used it for mag but in trying out another brand right now..


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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I think this is just normal odd behavior of a RBTA.
    Cody, can you get us a picture?
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    That's the both of them, my moon lights are on so its hard to get a pic. And during the day the blue washes out the pics... But they are both back together and happy! Thank you guys for your help!


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