new long tentacle anemone

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    had a long tentacle anemone for a few days now. today it isnt really extending its tentacles out, it just has them kinda stuck to its body. he is anchored though and he ate a ball of brine shrimp yesterday. is this normal or should i be worried? the first day i had him, he was fully extended and beautiful.
     
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    thank you
     
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    update: now he is fully extended and looks fine. do they do this a lot?
     
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    to ReefSanctuary, a real Sanctuary of reef forums, with lots of very nice members[​IMG]

    no nems here, but sure some member will know... tell us about your tank :dance:
     
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    Yes they do it quite often. Mine does it every few days.
     
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    100 gal, 2 canister filters- 1000 L/H, UV sterilizer 36W, temp stays pretty steady at 79.5 degrees F PH totally neutral, ammonia 0 and nitrates are at 0. completely new to this but trying my best!!
     
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    my profile pic is my anemone
    im trying to figure out how to load an album now.
     
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    my profile pic is my anemone
    im trying to figure out how to load an album now.
     
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    Pretty tank !
     
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    thanks. i was lucky and bought the whole set up for 200$
     
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    How long has this tank been set up ? Does the Anemone react to the touch ? Is it sticky ? What type of lighting are you using and how many watts ?
    Anemones are very sensitive to sudden changes so maintaining proper water chemistry and strong lighting is essential for long term success.
     
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    Nice tank!
     
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    the tank has been up for about 2 weeks now. he is sticky and he has been eating brine shrimp from a syringe with me prob. the lighting is a 48" 4 ft T5 HO Lighting Aquarium Light Hood Marine Reef Timer 324W 6x 54W Lamps.
     
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    Hosting anemones are some of the most difficult animals to keep long term in captivity and don't do very well in new setups, keep a close eye on those parameters particularly the nitrate levels especially since your using canister filters instead of a good skimmer. Also the lighting you have for that tank size isn't strong enough for the LTA, they usually stay on the SB and don't travel up the rockwork to be closer to the light like other Anemones.
     
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    thank you. :)
     
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