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  2. Hey local pdx dude here. What store did you go to/who gave you that advice?
  3. genodesconte

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    lmao theyre the only one in town besides big box pet stores, i used to live in the same neighborhood as the wetspot in portland and had no idea how special that store is. they told me that the white channels might be too high and bleaching the anemone which i now understand was complete bs.
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  5. Advising against posting on forums?? That sounds literally like an abuser trying to keep their victim from reaching out to anyone for help, convincing them they know what’s best. Do yourself a favor and ditch that LFS entirely.
  6. Zer0

    Do Cleaner Shrimp jump?

    When they get spooked they can jettison themselves backwards in short, very fast bursts. If they get cornered or scared and are at the water surface, they will shoot right out.
  7. genodesconte

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    its funny because they advise against posting on forums because you will get “grilled”. theyre a decent lfs and in their defense they said they would switch the anemone out for a soft coral or bubbletip and the clown for any other fish they simply put them in this tank because they were both killing livestock. i do not know the powerhead but it puts out decent flow( by this i mean all of the corals except my rock polyps at the bottom of the tank get hit with a decent amount of flow. i also have the pump from the overflow box. i was thinking of adding a second powerhead but i thought that thatd just blast my lps corals. the staff kept asking me how my tank was in a very questionable tone since i bought it i guess now i know why. the anemone is detaching its foot to get a better angle at the light and is within 4 inches so it should be getting 150 par i cranked the light to 100% and the pink and green of the anemone thats gettibg good par is improving in color slightly but the bottom 60% is still pale. ill be increasing the water level of the tabk so that the anemone can get as close to the light as possible. as far as water chemistry should i be doing anything? i havent been testing water which im going to start doing. i have only done 3 waterchanges since ive had the tank. the employee who took care of this tank said she was having trouble getting the nitrates to 20ppm with feedings twice a day and she said the anemone would do better once she got some nitrates in the water the tank and live rock have been established for over a year. i feed the clown once a week so i imagine the nitrates are rather low. i wanted to add a clam so i was thinking id start doing weekly 25% water changes for stability in trace elements. the employee said that she wasnt having to do water changes because the nitrates were so low everytime. would you advise me to get this “chinese black box led” i would like to just set it on a glass panel lid of the tank or would i have to rig it up to hang?
  8. Murphych

    Kinda's "Magnificent" 50 and what not to do...

    I had this combination in my nano. Very good pairing and they compliment each other well.
  9. Kindanewtothis

    Kinda's "Magnificent" 50 and what not to do...

    There are not expensive. I only re-used it because it was only used for a few days and they say on the box to change it every month, but thanks!
  10. Dach

    Is this a Nas snail?

    Thanks! I have 4 already, just wanted to make sure it wasn’t a whelk or some other type of snail that would be detrimental to my tank
  11. Murphych

    Is this a Nas snail?

    Yes that does look like a Nass. Really good little guys but you won't see it much as it lives in the sandbed most of the time
  12. jservedio

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    If you have a 150w MH laying around, by all means use it - it's infinitely better than the light you have now. But, there is no reason to go out and buy an MH anymore and nobody runs them on nanos with the maturation of LED fixtures. With the fact that your tank is 18" deep, I wouldn't be attempting to use the Fluval lights. While they are great for shallow, long tanks they are a bad choice for cubes because of the depth - you'd need 3 of the 15-24" fixtures, and you'd still be on the very low end for a Haddoni. Your best bet for cheap and enough PAR is a Chinese Black Box LED. I've never used one (I run Radions and Primes), but they put out more light than you could ever need - other people on here can give recommendations for them and help with settings - they are very popular. If you wanted a name-brand suggestion, for a single fixtured I'd probably go with an AI Hydra 32HD. I looked at the pictures again and what kind of powerhead are you running? Is that a Koralia Nano 425? As long as it's getting flow right over the top of the nem (not blasting directly onto it) it'll be enough to keep it alive, but you'll want more flow than that for a happy rug. Honestly, your LFS screwed you and I would not trust them again. They sold you an anemone that will grow larger than the footprint of your tank with a light that can't even remotely sustain it and tossed a single powerhead that isn't powerful enough. Not to mention they are fairly difficult to keep even for very experienced reefers because they are much more sensitive to light, flow, and water chemistry than other nems. With the equipment you have, there is zero chance of keeping it alive long term and even if you get the proper equipment, you are going to have a hell of a time keeping it long term in that tank. You have the perfect setup for keeping soft coral and LPS (higher in the tank), but as it is, this is an entirely inadequate setup for keeping a haddoni or other large Stichodactyla nem.
  13. I brought home a helfrichi fire fish the other day and noticed there was a snail that must’ve gotten scooped up from the LFS tank when he was grabbing the fire fish. Is this a Nas snail? I want to know if it’s safe to put in my tank, rather than letting it die. Pictures
  14. Clown79

    Kinda's "Magnificent" 50 and what not to do...

    If the pads are expensive, i'd move to phosguard. It takes very little of it to reduce phos, so after a couple days use, it doesn't hurt the pocket throwing away the pellets and washing the media bag.
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  16. genodesconte

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    thank you very much for the help. can i add another fluval marine light or should it be metal hallide? any suggestions on a specific additional light i should add for an affordable price?
  17. jservedio

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your lights are unquestionably inadequate for a haddoni and they were inadequate at the LFS you purchased everything from (it's clearly stretching in the LFS IG photo). Without more light, the anemone will slowly wither away and die. At a bare minimum, you need 150 PAR, and should be targeting 250-350 PAR for a Haddoni. Your lights are putting out only 31 PAR at 18" below the fixture and 65 PAR at 12" below it at 100% (if you have the 15-24" light sized for your tank). This is nowhere close to cutting it - not even in the same ballpark. This isn't caused by feeding it krill (which are totally fine, just not ideal) - I've never heard about tentacles thinning out from eating large food, but even if there is truth to that, krill is on the very small end of what your anemone is capable of eating. Haddonis need strong flow, but they can move to where they are happy, so unless your tank is stagnate, I doubt it's flow when the light is very clearly not enough. Your best chance for keeping the nem alive until you can get additional lighting would be to turn all channels to 100%, getting the nem as close to the light as possible, and feed thawed, whole mysis every 2-3 days. If you can move the anemone within 6-8" of your light, you'll just about crack 150 PAR, which even if it's unhappy, will be enough to survive.
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  19. genodesconte

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    i plan on buying additional lighting in the future but i dont think its in the budget rn. thats why im mostly fixated on the settings of the light. is lighting most likely the only issue causing the thinning of the tentacles? is my light producing less uvb light and need does it most likely need replaced like the lighting used for reptiles where it needs replaced twice a year?
  20. Whoops looks like I was looking at the wrong page my phones been lagging super bad lately please disregard!
  21. genodesconte

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    this is the same light.
  22. genodesconte

    are my new light settings killing my carpet anemone?

    yeah pretty sure thats it idk if its the same size i bought the tank with the light and live stock. i know people recommend metal hallides but the nem was doing great with the same light for over 6 months so i dont think its underlit so much as the light settings being wrong or something. the powerhead used to flow straight into the anemone but i moved it because the anemone almost touched it. could that be the cause? i also read a thread on reef to reef where a guy who had been keeping haddonis for a long time said that their tentacles thin out if theyre being fed too large of pieces of food. is that a likelihood?
  23. banasophia

    Amp's 12.5 Long (Previously 356 Tube Build)

    Yeah 😞 Well I did find one in stock somewhere for $500 a while back... I had considered it but I already have three tanks running so it may be a bit much... oh well 😌
  24. A.m.P

    Banasophia’s Evo V 🌀

    Nano-Reef's back-end does a surprisingly solid job of keeping the forum going's-on, edits, etc off the web at-large, the internal search feature is pretty great all-around though!
  25. Murphych

    ReefSpace 90g Mixed Reef: Need More Coral

    Tonight's additions: Sand Sifting Sea Star Cauliflower, Orange (Sarcophyton) Coral War Coral (Favites pentagona)
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