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I have these two guys a few months now. I set up my Kessil gradually reach 50% intensity, ocean blue, and 16” above the water level and these guys are another 16”-20” below the water level.

I target feed brine shrimps 2-3 times per week.

D they look bleach? They seem to be happy as is, not moving around but seem not as rose color as others.

Lend me your opinion l

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They do seem bleached I’ll drop it down to 43%. What are your water parameters? Starting with salinity back to the basics!
 
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I know this thread is older. Your anemones look bleached and need more light not less. You should not have to feed them at all and definatly not so often.
 

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I know this thread is older. Your anemones look bleached and need more light not less. You should not have to feed them at all and definatly not so often.
Actually the nem needs less lights and not
Not more light it will walk to find light if it’s not happy. I would feed more since it release all of its zooanthle it’s food source hence why they bleached
 
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Actually the nem needs less lights and not
Not more light it will walk to find light if it’s not happy. I would feed more since it release all of its zooanthle it’s food source hence why they bleached
Respectfully I disagree. Anemones love light. I have never heard of anemones bleaching due to to much light. They can easily retract away from light should it be too intense. I have been keeping anemones for over 25 years and have over 25 currently in my tank and 6 more in another tank. I sell them on a regular basis to hobbiest, a LFS and a wholesaler. My lights are stronger than kessils and they are only 5” above the water while my anemones are 5 to 15” below the water. The anemones look like ones that have been kept in low light at the LFS. I have rescued bleached anemones before. The kessil’s do not put out that much light especially at only 50%. Plus the OP said they are 16” above the water and the anemones are another 16”-20” below the water level.
 

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Respectfully I disagree. Anemones love light. I have never heard of anemones bleaching due to to much light. They can easily retract away from light should it be too intense. I have been keeping anemones for over 25 years and have over 25 currently in my tank and 6 more in another tank. I sell them on a regular basis to hobbiest, a LFS and a wholesaler. My lights are stronger than kessils and they are only 5” above the water while my anemones are 5 to 15” below the water. The anemones look like ones that have been kept in low light at the LFS. I have rescued bleached anemones before. The kessil’s do not put out that much light especially at only 50%. Plus the OP said they are 16” above the water and the anemones are another 16”-20” below the water level.
I did miss the point on it being 16” above the water thanks for making that point, but if it was at 8” the recommended height for kessils at 50% it would be perfect. And kessils can grow nems I’m living proof.
 
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I do have a mix reef, LPS, I worry if I raise the intensity my LPS will be bleached.


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Try increasing it slowly. I don't find Kessils are that strong. Ehat LPS do you have? Most can handle more light.
 
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