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Looks real good to me. See how it's still hydrated, even the bubble tips and how the foot is hydrated and openly searching for an acceptable surface.  Keep your fingers crossed.
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Originally posted by Fish Mama Fish Mama wrote:

And I thought the drive to Idaho would be the anenome ,s worse stressor


yea, that was nothing compared to getting stuck in a pump...  But it seems to have handled it well and is looking as good as new.
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Originally posted by Mark Peterson Mark Peterson wrote:

Looks real good to me. See how it's still hydrated, even the bubble tips and how the foot is hydrated and openly searching for an acceptable surface.  Keep your fingers crossed.
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Yes, it retracted when I first pealed it off, but seems to recover very quickly.  I had to move some rocks around a little more to keep it from moving to the back (it was heading to the power head in the back of the tank that shoots up to the surface, but it is anemone safe), and turned on my pump (the one it got stuck in!!!) to increase the flow around it(it really seems to like high flow areas).  But it is looking very happy where it is now....lets hope it stays there.

I am not sure if I should shut my pump off at night (since I can't keep an eye on it).  Or if I should leave it on to keep it in place. 
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Well I left the pump on, and just checked a couple times to make sure it wasn't moving.  So far it hasn't moved, but the flow is so high it has blown all the sand away.

The lights aren't on yet, and this picture was taken with a flash.  I am hoping once the lights come on it will extend out further.


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I think I had too much flow where it was at.  It stayed retracted all the time, so I moved the pump away, and it started moving around the tank again.  Once it came off, and was floating around the tank.  I have tried rearranging the rock, and water flow, but it ended up back by the overflow.  That seems to be the only place it likes.  Maybe it can attache better to the glass?
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Ok, one last try.  It has been in this spot for over a day now, so hopefully it will stay there.



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If not, then try to change the water flow direction by placing the powerhead at the other bottom end of the tank, shooting close to vertically up.
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