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Jk and I have another mini maxi but the dog pic was cool
 

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I purchased a seabae anemone today. Do you have experience with them/tips? :)
Yup. H. Crispa are relatively easy nems, as long as the tank is established. They prefer sand at where it meets the rocks. Do not feed them though, they are not really “fish eaters” so their digestive system is lacking a little. Light and some nutrients in the water is enough.

Just be sure to order some aqua-cipro from chewy if you don’t have any, just in case. Also, don’t be shocked to see an open mouth for a few days while it digs in. This is normal. Gaping and turning inside out is not.

here is one of 7 lol.
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Yup. H. Crispa are relatively easy nems, as long as the tank is established. They prefer sand at where it meets the rocks. Do not feed them though, they are not really “fish eaters” so their digestive system is lacking a little. Light and some nutrients in the water is enough.

Just be sure to order some aqua-cipro from chewy if you don’t have any, just in case. Also, don’t be shocked to see an open mouth for a few days while it digs in. This is normal. Gaping and turning inside out is not.

here is one of 7 lol.
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Thank you! I am following the protocol by @OrionN with cipro. I will not feed the anemone.

I thought sebae were extremely challenging so seeing your response makes me feel much better!
 
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I would have totally thought that was some kind mushroom :face-with-tears-of-joy:
I thought it was at first also when I found it in the sump. Then when removing it stuck to me good. Looked under magnifying glass and it was a baby from one of many spawns lol. Sat in a critter keeper in the tank for a few months as it grew and ate pods, small bits of mysis and baby brine. Once bigger, into the nem tank it went.
 
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Thank you! I am following the protocol by @OrionN with cipro. I will not feed the anemone.

I thought sebae were extremely challenging so seeing your response makes me feel much better!
If in a new tank yes they are. As for cipro, good you are treating, but I typically only treat if needed. Normally a few good flushes are all that is needed for a healthy looking nem.

But treating to treat is no harm, just how Orion and I differ with nems.
 

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I thought it was at first also when I found it in the sump. Then when removing it stuck to me good. Looked under magnifying glass and it was a baby from one of many spawns lol. Sat in a critter keeper in the tank for a few months as it grew and ate pods, small bits of mysis and baby brine. Once bigger, into the nem tank it went.
What was the time lapse in those 2 photos?
 
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What was the time lapse in those 2 photos?
1st pic is Feb 17 2021

2nd pic is July 20 2022.

hard to get a pic now of the nem, as a baby blue I got decided to snuggle up to it. It’s about 4.5”-6” when lights ramp down, but sits at about 3.5 most of the day. I also stopped feeding to reduce rate of growth. I already have a 30” nem, don’t need more lol.

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Question for the anenome experts. I recently posted the new BTA when I got new lights. A week later he splits as I showed. I've researched water params and what not and why they may split but also reproduce. Water params tonight were alk:8.9 calcium:400 nitrate:2-5 phosphate:undetectable. This using salifert test. I did feed directly last night. Opinions on why he split so soon?
 

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Question for the anenome experts. I recently posted the new BTA when I got new lights. A week later he splits as I showed. I've researched water params and what not and why they may split but also reproduce. Water params tonight were alk:8.9 calcium:400 nitrate:2-5 phosphate:undetectable. This using salifert test. I did feed directly last night. Opinions on why he split so soon?
I have had them split from light changes, alk changes above 1 dkh, flow changes and numerous other things. All params look good, but try and get the po4 up a little. Just a tint of color on the salifert is fine. But you want some or Dino’s may rear their ugly head.
 

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I have had them split from light changes, alk changes above 1 dkh, flow changes and numerous other things. All params look good, but try and get the po4 up a little. Just a tint of color on the salifert is fine. But you want some or Dino’s may rear their ugly head.
I can't detect a color on the po4 but no issue with dinos. I put this nem in the day I got the lights. Suggestions on getting them up?
 
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I can't detect a color on the po4 but no issue with dinos. I put this nem in the day I got the lights. Suggestions on getting them up?
Ahh, if newly added to tank then the stress of the move more than likely caused the split. That is a common occurrence.

as for po4, have an lfs test just as a double check and if still 0, you can dose some po4 via trisodium phosphate or something like neophos. You could also add a little reef roids to your food, as they are higher in po4.

Off nems, I just saw your torch thread. Po4 may be an issue there. Torches like a little po4 and when mine gets low, torches (hammers/frogs) retract a little and do not “string” out.

Just be sure that whatever you do, do one thing at a time and wait a week or 2 to see results. Do not do a ton of things at once.
 

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Ahh, if newly added to tank then the stress of the move more than likely caused the split. That is a common occurrence.

as for po4, have an lfs test just as a double check and if still 0, you can dose some po4 via trisodium phosphate or something like neophos. You could also add a little reef roids to your food, as they are higher in po4.

Off nems, I just saw your torch thread. Po4 may be an issue there. Torches like a little po4 and when mine gets low, torches (hammers/frogs) retract a little and do not “string” out.

Just be sure that whatever you do, do one thing at a time and wait a week or 2 to see results. Do not do a ton of things at once.
So it's obviously hand in hand. Po4 is the common trend here. I will have my tank guy come over soon, I'll actually see him tomorrow when he does maintenance on tank at work and get what I need to dose for po4. I just started dosing for calcium about a month ago, man there is so much to learn but I love it. Only 5 months in
 
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So it's obviously hand in hand. Po4 is the common trend here. I will have my tank guy come over soon, I'll actually see him tomorrow when he does maintenance on tank at work and get what I need to dose for po4. I just started dosing for calcium about a month ago, man there is so much to learn but I love it. Only 5 months in
You got this. Just read up on @Lasse guide to new tanks and dig around at dosing po4. Numerous threads on it and all helpful. The first year is the hardest, so again, take it slow.
 

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My nem went from half dollar size to softball size then split into another softball size all in a few months! Love it but it makes me nervous at the same time. :)
 

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I just want to say thanks to everyone for their kind words, wisdom and will to help people with as many questions like me and to say thanks I share a picture of the not so good nem which I think was pooping
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My nem went from half dollar size to softball size then split into another softball size all in a few months! Love it but it makes me nervous at the same time. :)
Same thing happened to me. I told the misses I’m going to start a nem tank and she was onboard.
I have mainly sps and the nem has already burned two of them. Need to get them out before it gets crazy.
 
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