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    Magnificent anemone

    I want to post the picture of my H. magnifica. First picture is a partial bleached due to low light at the LFS. The second on is the picture of a anemone that is totally recovered and double in size after 40 days. Let me caution people from going out to buy a H. magnifica, that these anemone get huge (2-3 feet) require high light like right under my 400 W MH, and require very clean water and very good current.
    My A. percula pair is haveing a ball in it. My snails, tangs and Lawmower blenny are finally winning the algae war. I did not want to put too many snails in my tank.
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    12/20/03




    01/31/04


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    That is awesome how it recovered. That second shot looks totally healthy and those clowns LOVE that anemone, you can sure tell. Great work Minh

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    Wow. Very cool. Looks great.
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    Great job Minh! Another ER story in print. That's one lucky anenome.
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    That thing looks huge Minh, how big is it now?

    It Looks great!

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    Eliyah,
    This anemone is 12 inches fully expand.
    Thanks everybody.
    Minh

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    Great work Minh, that anemone looks fantastic!

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    Thats is a very nice H. magnifica, man did it recover well. congrates for sure. Good to here the algae woes are tapering off to.

    Take care and thanks for sharing

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    Sorry new here, what size tank is that and could you post a full tank shot with the anemone in there? Looks great.
    39 gallon reef
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    Minh - What a transformation!! The difference is incredible - you should feel great!
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    That's a great looking Anemone. I have a ritteri that looked great when I got it. Large tentacles with pink tips. I put him under 400W MH about 4 weeks ago and he hides behind rocks, his tenticles never expand like they used to, they are not sticky so he can't hod onto food (it just falls out no matter how hard he trys to consume it). He is not bleached. He's got lots of brown to him. Other than the fact his tenticles don't expand, are not sticky, and don't have the colored tips, he seems happy where he is. He will contract very small sometimes and then expand to about 8 to 10 inched around. Any thoughts? I thought he was just adjusting to the light but here it is 4 weeks later. He was under HO's when I got him and same for a week or so after I got him.
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    reefer,
    I think you just need to give him some time. Give him small piece of food, grounded or mysis shrimp. Freeze them (so you can put a chunk of it right on his mouth. Chop-up food will be easier for him to digest and thus will not regurgitate.
    If he have been in your tank for 4 weeks, chances are he is not infected. I hope he will get better.
    Minh

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    i thought you should not give anemone's food that is frozen due to tissue damage. i let mine thaw out before placing it in the anemones center.
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    excellent husbandry....your a credit to reefing

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    Anemone Health

    Great work!
    I have an issue with mine which after reading yours I have a better idea of what is happening I think.
    We are only relatively new to this and have been having great success due to our supplier but my Magnificent has been coming away from the wall the past few days and after researchnig as much as possible, it looks to be the same colour as your bleached one and it was fairly pale when we got it. We have 220L tank with 2 actinics (Marine Blue & Coral Star) plus 1 MH which is 150W (Dalbarb brand). It has been moving about the past week or so and now it just starts to keep hanging off the wall quite regularly. We were feeding it frozen brine shrimp at least every week.
    Can anyone please help?!?!?
    Cheers
    Last edited by The Aussies; 04-12-2004 at 01:28 AM.

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