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gbta advice

Post by DarkStorm » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:48 am

so these gbta have been in tank for 2 weeks all seemed fine until i had to go dig out half my rock to get a panther grouper out (my coworker thought it would be a nice addition...sigh), since yesterday 4 of the 7 attached to this rock have shrivelled up significantly and generally look ill.
i havent noticed any pussing or gaping mouth so to say but im wondering how i can help them, they all seem to not want to let go of the rock ive tried but i am unsure how much force to use the are really stuck.
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Re: gbta advice

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:13 pm

Parameters?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: gbta advice

Post by DarkStorm » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:24 pm

sorry forgot the cruicials lol
salinity = 1.025
ph =8.2
ammonia .1 ppm if that.
nitrite between .1 and .2
nitrate = .1
calcium 450
temp 78
only changes ive made to tank recently is the sump, there was a 180 in there but after our discussion about pod refugium i needed to take it out for mods so there is a temporary 100 gallon in there and about 100lbs less rock.

edit, just noticed the magnesium is down to 800 abouts this is a never ending battle... ph up magnesium down ugg.

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Re: gbta advice

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:41 pm

Alk? Why are you showing ANY ammonia/nitrite at all? Time for a WC. Skimmer working well?
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Re: gbta advice

Post by DarkStorm » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:59 pm

alk 8.0 to 8.5 id say i hate api kits.
skimmers i have 3 atm 2 hobs which are working well and a monster insump thats a pain in but ,
water changes are done every friday as it takes a long time for rodi.

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Re: gbta advice

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:37 pm

Maybe there's nothing at all wrong with them. Mine shrivel almost daily. I'd still get control of those parameters though. Have you considered dosing VC?
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Re: gbta advice

Post by DarkStorm » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:29 pm

bout to pull my hair out. my water parameters are perfect everything else is thriving except the one really big gbta. tried to remove it to no avail (gravity dropping , powerhead and physically scraping it off). might be better off to remove the other 5 if possible and throw the 20lb rock it sits on in the sump. it's strange cause all the other nems frequently move to where they feel like it. /frustrated

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Re: gbta advice

Post by GSP32 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:23 pm

From what I understand an Anemone will move on it's own if it's unhappy, if it's not moving then it's probably fine... mine shrivels up to nothing once in a while and then inflates again. I would just leave it as is... why are you trying to move it?

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Re: gbta advice

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:46 pm

That's what I have long fingernails for!
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Re: gbta advice

Post by Terrance » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:50 am

Perhaps moving all those rocks loosened a lot of micro detritus and dirtied the water a little, and maybe you just need to do a small water change to see if it helps. Just a hunch though.
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Re: gbta advice

Post by DarkStorm » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:25 pm

ended up quarantining the rock with the nems and over the weekend they nuked the qt tank, which im guessing was from the big unhappy one. just glad i removed them before that happened, what a smell yukk.

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