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    Posted: December 18 2016 at 4:19pm
I got this anemone last weekend with 2 clownfish that were hosting it. It moved off of the rock that it came with and kind of wedged it's foot underneath that and another rock. Seemed happy, clowns were still hosting the anemone itself was extended and nice looking. Then yesterday for some reason it decided to leave and crawl up underneath this flat rock i have and its been there since. A few questions I have. Should i be worried that it's not doing well and its hiding away until it dies? Im not really planning on moving it just kind of waiting to see what it does. Today it looks like its shrunk up a little, possibly from have virtually no direct light on it. My tank is a little over a month old now and I've read anemone need a more established tank. Im hoping it will just come out on its own after a while but I'd like any suggestions i can get. Im feeling bad for the clownfish because they seemed to really like it and now they aren't able to get to it.
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Oops one thing i wanted to mention, I changed from a regular 660gph powerhead to a small jebao pp4 wave maker. Everything seems to like it just the same. I wonder if that kind of change would affect an anemone like mine?
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I've had a couple BTA's that have done very well.  I think the one main problem you have is with how young your tank is.  If the BTA isn't happy where it's at it will ultimately find a place that it likes.  I've had a few that move as far as a foot in my tank before they were happy and stayed put.  Hopefully you'll get lucky at it will be ok even though your tank is so young.
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Yeah I'm hoping it's just being weird right now. I've been obsessively running my parameters and everything always is where it should be so not much else I can do I guess.
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Update this morning. I'm glad to say that it stopped being a weirdo and came out from hiding. Clownfish seem very happy to have it back and I'll relax and let it do its thing
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One of the two(2) major factors, I agree with Timmy, is the young tank. We need to realize that the parameters we can actually test for are, in my estimation, an indication of only a few of the chemical/biological processes that are going on in the ocean and our tanks. You've heard of the Nitrogen Cycle but have you ever heard of the Sulfur Cycle? I bring it up from time to time and there are many more that impact the health and vitality of these marine animals. 

This is the science behind the reasoning for the advice we give regarding adding new animals. These many biological and chemical processes require time to mature so that animals (and plants) can live. How about the "green contract"? Have you seen the documentary narrated by Patrick Stewart? 


You are right to mention the change of circulation caused by changing powerheads. I believe that is the second major factor. I have found that BTA prefer crazy water movement. What do I mean by that? BTA like variable speed which comes from the turbulence and swirling motions that occur near but not directly in the line of constant streams. Turbulence occurs in corners, underhangs, caves, and near the intersection of currents from two separate powerheads aimed at each other. Whenever possible, I use two MaxiJet powerheads aimed up at each other from opposite bottom corners. The two MJ powerheads are less costly and work as well as or better than a single variable speed powerhead.

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Originally posted by Zack801 Zack801 wrote:

...so not much else I can do I guess.
Actually there is a lot you can do and it's not complicated. Add more real lively LR, LS and algae.

I have some available.

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