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Bubble tip no more???

Discussion in 'Anemones' started by timnem70, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. timnem70

    timnem70 Amphipod

    What's the deal with a GBTA loosing it's bubbles and just looking huge and awesome?[​IMG]
     
  2. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    They will do that sometimes. That is typically an indication that they are happy with the flow of the spot they are in, but they would prefer just a bit more light. If you have dimmable LEDs, you can set them a tad higher or lower your light closer to the water surface if you want the bubbles back.
     
  3. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 22, 2015
  4. timnem70

    timnem70 Amphipod

    Thanks guys
     
  5. Walter White

    Walter White Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    We are you getting this information?

    Everything I have every seem on the topic of bubble tips losing their bubbles is that we as hobbyists really don't know why it happens. I am sure there is lots of anecdotal evidence out there but thats it. I have an RBTA that is nearly 20s inches across that lost its bubbles long ago and it sits directly under 500 par of MH. Id say light intensity has nothing to do with why my RBTA no longer has its bubbles.

    I don't think that a slight adjustment in lighting is going to hurt anything in this case. However this specimen appears quite happy and healthy as is. Raising the light intensity is probably more likely to result in the anemone moving to another location than getting its bubbles back.
     
  6. zombie

    zombie Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Because I tried it on my anemone and it worked by bumping my lights from 70-85%. Then I backed off the lights back to 70% and the bubbles became less pronounced. Then I brought my intensity back up to 85% and the bubbles came back. I'm sure it doesn't work in every case, but it worked for me.
     

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