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Old 03/01/2021, 04:52 PM   #1
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H. magnifica

Hello all, this is my first H. magnifica. I acquired it on 2/22 and immediately placed it in quarantine. The set up is a 10 gallon tank with 4x 18 watt t5s, a 50 watt heater, a whisper power filter, 350 gph powerhead, a nano chiller to maintain it at 79F, and a surface skimmer for oxygenation since I canít put a skimmer on it.

The anemone was housed in a modified storage basket from Walmart that was floating at the surface. I started treatment with 250mg cipro after a 100% WC with water from my main display.

By 2/26, the anemone was, to me, a 3 on the Amoo scoring system. I wasnít sure if this was due to poor water circulation or internal infection so I increased the dose to 500mg, modified the cage to more open on both sides, and added a second powerhead in parallel to create a more laminar water flow. In the morning of 2/27 the anemone looked like a 4 but became more of a 3 by that night. On 2/28 I did a 100% WC but forgot to add the cipro. This morning is looked like a 5 so I lowered the basket to have water flow over it and added the cipro. This afternoon it looks like a 3 and I am just very anxious. I really donít want to add TMS but I can get it if I absolutely need to. I was thinking of adding amoxicillin Bc I have that on hand. Any thoughts, suggestions, or tips would be greatly appreciated.

I pull the water from my display and the parameters are:
NO3: 2ppm
PO4: 0.03
pH: 8.3
Alk: 8.5
Ca: 420


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Old 03/01/2021, 04:54 PM   #2
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Old 04/05/2021, 12:00 AM   #3
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how is your new magnifica doing?


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Old 04/14/2021, 06:19 PM   #4
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Magnifica update

The first photo is when I introduced her on March 3rd after a week of antibiotic treatment. She was 10 inches in diameter at the time. The second photo is today and she is about 13 inches across. She has only deflated once that I've seen since introducing her.


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