OMG!!! Cloudy water!!!

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by newhobby, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    I got home from work today and see my tank all cloudy!!!
    Looked at it, and my anemone got sucked in by my vortech :(
    Only bits of it left :(
    That blows....
    Should I do major water change?
  2. houser

    houser Past President

    Oh no!
    Never happened to me but potentially large water changes and some carbon, no?
  3. Plumstr8

    Plumstr8 Guest

    Have you tested your water? See if anything went crazy.

    +1 Carbon if there is no major water parameter issues.
  4. Qwiv

    Qwiv Guest

    Water changes and carbon. Check your ammonia levels and watch for a spike.
  5. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Sorry about that Roberto, yes, a water change plus run carbon. Been there, "sucks" but try getting some of the foam covers for Vortechs, little insurance for those anemones that want to get a "hair cut"
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    You might want to try to filter some of that particulate out, assuming it is anemone parts.
    A quick reasonably low effort way:
    Put a fine filter sock or fine floss in your overflow, or where water enters sump.
    Or better, put that filter sock on a powerhead, so it blows into sock.
    Then gently turkey-baste everything, every few hours, to keep it suspended.
  7. r0ck0

    r0ck0 Guest

    Yeesh, that is sucky. No pun intended.
  8. newhobby

    newhobby Guest


  9. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Just give it a little time.
    Maybe it will recover?
  10. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Has anyone seen an anemone come back from such estate?

  11. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Yeah, keep it and make sure those clowns stay away from the patient.
    Good luck !
  12. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    Ouch that sucks!

    I wanted to add to the votes that you should keep it and see if it recovers. I think everyone in this hobby needs to learn at some point that you never give up on a cnidarian until it's 100% dead, and even then you still have some hope with a few species.
  13. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Roberto, how is the rest of your tank? Did the water changes and carbon clear the water and prevent damage to the other livestock? Sorry to see the beautiful RBTA end up in the frag cup. I see that some retailers offer foam sleeves for Vortech powerheads. Does anyone know if there is a similar way to shield Koralias?
  14. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Note that you can wrap things with "plastic canvas", zip tied.
    It is actually simple stiff nylon mesh, used for stitching. Comes in different sizes.
    Most sewing or craft stores have them in clear.
    Works as a super-coarse filter sock as well.
  15. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    Yeah, water cleared up, some stuff got a little beating, but I think they will be fine.
    I'll do another wc tomorrow
  16. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    My hopes are really high :)
    I think it'll make it!!!
  17. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Looking good after the hair-cut !!!
  18. BigMac

    BigMac Guest

    It looks beeter than mine. I had one I think go thru my vortech.. I found big pieces.. non looked that good.

    Good luck with it. I hope iot pulls through.
  19. newhobby

    newhobby Guest

    It made it!!! :)
    I'm so glad it recovered from the almost fatal trauma.
  20. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    AMAZING! *slow clap*

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