Too many anemones

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MtReefer

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I joined last year but have not been on here since. But I've run into a problem that I need some help with. I have a 28 gal JBJ Nano Cube and last July I picked up two small bubble tips on a small piece of coral. I now have one large rock in this tank and now I have 9 large bubbles that are taking up the whole tank. I was told to take the rock out of the water and hang upside down over the tank. Did that for two and a half hours and none of them dropped off. They started getting dry and i tried to massage their feet to piss them off and leave but to no avail.
Any ideas would be appreciated. And anyone needind a bubble tip---they're free---if I can get them off.
 

xxkenny90xx

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I've always used my fingernail and picked at the foot for a while. You might have to be a little rough at first but once you get it started the rest peels off easy(ish). I've done this about 8 times and never lost a nem, the hardest part is getting the smell off your hands after.
 

1guydude

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Instead of picking at it with nail. Try and rub it with ur thumb pushing in towards the mouth of the nem.
It can b tricky.
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MtReefer

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Thanks to all for your ideas! I can't believe how fast these things split. Pretty cool really but way too much for this little tank. I'll give all a try and report back.
 

snoozer

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I use the hanging upside down trick. It worked well for me. My nem dropped off in about 5 min. I did it in mid day so it was nice and fully inflated when I started. So it had a lot of water weight in it. I also hung it over the water with the tips touching the surface.
Good luck.
 
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