I had a very unhappy elegance. What was once large and beautiful was now reclusive and rarely opened up more than 1/3. I tried small water adjustments, more food, less food, more light, less light... nothing seemed to help. I did notice, however, that after feedings my tribe of hermits would come out and BACK under the elegance. (Avoiding stings?) What I usually could'nt see was that a number of them just hung out under my elegance, their shells rubbing up against the soft underside. At first I thought about exiling my hermits, but then I'd be involved in my daily ritual war against the algae. My solution? A ceramic rice bowl! I filled the bowl with sand and placed the elegance in it's center, then I put the rice bowl on the sand itself. Now the elegance is larger than its ever been. It completely covers the glazed edges of the bowl and dangles just above the covetous hermits! A novel, and cheap, solution to a persistant problem!