PaulRudling PaulRudling
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  • Posted on: 27/5/2007 9:24
anemone #1
hi i got an anemone and i am finding it hard to get him to stay still. he or she will stick there for a day then decide to move. i read that the type of anemone that i got like its "foot" to be well secured, so i was thinkin of placing it in an plastic piping tube or something similar. does this sound like a good idea of not??? thanks
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  • Posted on: 27/5/2007 9:38
Re: anemone #2
not a good idea :P

anemones will move around until they find a spot they are happy with.

We built a cave using live rock and then coaxed the anemone into it.

i'ts been there for a couple of months now.

They need a medium water current, but also shelter to retreat into.
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PaulRudling PaulRudling
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Re: anemone #3
ok thanks, i have added an additional powerhead in my tank which does provide an nice current but i have currently turned it off so that the anemone wont get damage if it goes near it.
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Re: anemone #4
HI there, as you have been advised, do not try to make it do anything. When an anenome is put in a new home it can take ages to find a spot it is happy with and can move around for ages before it settles in a particular place and roots itself securely. Do not ever pull it off wherever it does root as you can injure it if you are not careful. Also keep an eye on it if it does move near to your powerheads - powerheads can make mince meat of an anenome and then you will have problems.
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Re: anemone #5
nothing will kill your tank off faster than a nem wipe out
take note of what was said above

let it wonder the bigger it it the longer it takes to settle

just keep moving your pumps out of the way of it even the corals if need be
when it settles it will stay there

you can then have a happy house again

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