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Angelique - 2013-04-08
Hi, we bought a beautifull purple based Magnifica yesterday. The problem is that after the addition I tested the water and the Nitrate was 100ppm! The issue was that the test I had expired and it didn't give high readings at all, but now with the new test I got this high reading. All else is in order, Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, ph 8.2, temp 27ÂșC, Salinity 1.026... We replaced 75 litres of our 250 litre capacity tank after getting the reading but it didn't bring down the reading. Will my Magnifica survive? What else can I do to quickly bring the Nitrate level down?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-08
    Yeah, replacing water is one of the easiest ways to get rid of nitrate. Nitrates should be kept low in all reef settings, and water changes are one of the best ways to do it. You didn't say if the anemone was showing any signs of stress, but when you replace 50% of the water, then the amount of nitrate is reduced by half.
  • Angelique - 2013-04-11
    Hi, we've done 3 replacements of 75 liters this week and the Nitrate has dropped to 40, will be doing another change tonight. A real surprise but the Anemone is doing great! Hasn't moved and tentacles are inflated and long. Have 2 clowns hosting it and they are totally inlove! :) Going to try feeding the Anemone some Lance fish tonight...
  • Angelique - 2013-04-11
    Hi, we've done 3 replacements of 75 liters this week and the Nitrate has dropped to 40, will be doing another change tonight. A real surprise but the Anemone is doing great! Hasn't moved and tentacles are inflated and long. Have 2 clowns hosting it and they are totally inlove! :) Going to try feeding the Anemone some Lance fish tonight...
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kyle christensen - 2010-04-23
Just bought a mag. anemone and its started to dissolve, the pet store said it could be water temp but hes the most helpful. What might it be?

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Preston Searle - 2010-01-12
My ritteri will not stay full, it always looks flat and I don't know why, could anyone help me. Water is good.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-02
    These are a difficult anemone to keep and it is important that you got a healthy anemone to start with. After that, its all about providing an excellent environment and proper care. You mention your water is good, but they do need at least a 50 gallon aquarium that is well established for water stability. They also need strong lighting and regular feedings.
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Sharon - 2011-01-13
Even though they're gross to feed (you have a fishy smell for the rest of the day, and there's a high probability you didn't feed them all because there is so many), they're actually really cool to look at. I am part of a class and I am studying them. They really produce quickly! And hardy? I checked the solobility in the tank and it was at 40! my teacher and I brought it down from 40, but wow, these things can live just on food or just on light. Both a-sexual and sexual too.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-01-20
    That is cool.
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Donita - 2011-07-17
I find lots of info mentioning the brown manjoram anemone, but no real solution. Yes being proactive with quarantine is good, but doesn't solve the problem if they sneak in anyway and start to reproduce..

still looking for a solution to rid them...

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  • Clarice Brough - 2011-07-18
    There's a link in this article above to help with this... It's under "Potential Problems" and takes you to a page with information on how to get rid of pest anemones! Check it out!
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SREENATH - 2010-04-21
This content is very good.

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sqwat - 2010-10-26
I was able to find one of these at a lfs and was so happy I did they are so beautiful. Best anemone for a micro tank since they stay small and don't need a heater. It is very fast eater I have never seen an anemone's head move so fast from one side to the other to eat. The tentacles are very sticky and I don't think a clown could ever use one. I have a lot of small shrimp in my tank and the tentacles are so sticky that if their antenna even touch them he will quickly turn his head and the shrimp is doomed. Also they are so fast when you add some pods in the tank his little ten tentacle tips just pick them of one by one the coolest thing ever to watch. The colors are so intense it is beautiful. If you get a chance to get one do so and set up a species only 5 gallon tank with maybe a kenya tree or some paly's do not pass up the chance to own one of these guys. You can add one in a nano or large tank to just make sure the placement is right because if he goes on the move he will not just sting but eat any corals that stick to his superglue tentacles. A must have for the serious anemone enthusiast but a very rare one to find in certain parts of the world if you live in england you can probably just find one at the lagoons.

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Adam Wuesthoff - 2012-05-18
We have a pink-tipped anemone at our business. I am not the one who takes care of the two tanks we have, however, I am trying to help find out what would cause it to move up the side of the tank, almost to the top. It almost looks as if it is upside down. We are not sure that there is even a problem. But if it is, then we would like to resolve it as quickly as possible. Thank you for any help that you could give us.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    They move all over the place. Not an issue.
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Doddie Dowswell - 2011-03-08
Just bought a Ritteri Anemone and last night my husband found it on the tank filter. Don't know how long he was being sucked up......not sure if it is okay. How do I know if it is going to live? What can I do to help it? Any advice and or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Doddie

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-03-08
    If it is not torn up too bad, it should be okay. Give it a quiet place in the aquarium and see if it attaches itself. Some anemones will recover from some pretty bad injuries, others will not.
  • Anonymous - 2011-06-16
    Thank you for your response. The ritteri anemone did survive. Within eight hours it looked 85% better. We got a guard for our filter so it won't happen again. We were lucky, now it is happy as can be in our tank.
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Rachel Briles Smith - 2011-08-24
The glass anemone is so annoying!! I have been removing them myself, but like they say remove one and two grow back!! I moved some rocks from my 50 gal tank to my 30 gal tank 3 days ago. The rocks that I moved to the 30 gal tank DID NOT have any glass anemone on them. I just checked my water level (my tanks are connected, by water circulating to filter water better) guess what I found,,,, about 10 glass anemones have grown on 1 rock. I have watched several videos on youtube on how to get rid of them. Today my mission is to go to the pharmacy hoping they will sell me a syringe so I can use the same procedure that I seen on youtube. Yes they are pretty to have in your saltwater tanks but they can harm your fish and other anemones. MY ADVICE TO YOU,,,,GET RID OF THEM QUICKLY!! Thank YOU!

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  • Anonymous - 2011-09-20
    Did you see the article above: Getting rid of Glass Anemones?
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