Is my nem already gone?

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by April Hope, Feb 7, 2016.

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  1. April Hope

    April Hope Fire Shrimp

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    There aren't any o can see and our rock arrangement allows for pretty good visuals. My crab however (emerald steels food and hordes it sometimes. I'll check today. And everyone is accounted for. I did loose a blue hippo recently but he wasn't in the water long and we've done several water changes with no spikes. And all fish are accounted for. :(
     
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  3. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I would maybe consider macro algae at some point. Macro algae, cheato or colurpa ( excuse the spelling), feed off of nitrate's thus making a cleaner water column. But like swiss stated, I would find my ammonia source. As you know ammonia is very toxic to fish and coral alike. I would maybe run that second bag of carbon, but I would also eliminate your ammonia source. I did notice in the pic it looks as if you have a rose bubble? How is that one looking?
     
  4. April Hope

    April Hope Fire Shrimp

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    Here is the nem today. And the rose bubble tip is coming out. Not open yet, but all of them are happy, except my green guy. He looks a little better. image.jpeg
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Give it time, they are tougher than we give them credit...... I believe it will make it. Just leave it alone and don't feed it.......
     
  6. April Hope

    April Hope Fire Shrimp

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    And here's my ammonia. image.jpg
     
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    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    Increase water changes by doing more smaller frequent changes to help get ammonia down. You should never see any ammonia unless it's the beginning of a cycle.
     
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  9. kornaco40B

    kornaco40B Spaghetti Worm

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    Question: Adding Seachem's Prime (or equiv.) recommended in conjunction?
     
  10. April Hope

    April Hope Fire Shrimp

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    I have some!! I can add that! Wee doing a small water change tomorrow too! This sux.
     
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    April Hope Fire Shrimp

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    Not trying to sound stupid but is prime bad for corals?
     
  12. kornaco40B

    kornaco40B Spaghetti Worm

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    Sux, but at least you're on-top-of-it---giving it, things a fighting chance.

    As for coral safety, can't see where it's any worse than not addressing the elevated levels. The product info page states how Prime detoxifies Nitrites/Nitrates and also bonds with Ammonia. Also says Ammonia test will be elevated, not accurate during addition...
     
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