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Old 01-22-2005, 12:22 PM   #11
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Steve-s I may have been quicker but your response is better explained
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Old 01-22-2005, 01:32 PM   #12
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I guess I have to disagree with the guy from your LFS. THis anemone will not survive under NO lighting.
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Old 01-22-2005, 01:45 PM   #13
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THis anemone will not survive under NO lighting
I agree. You'll need atleast 4 watts of light per gallon of aquarium water using fluorescent bulbs. They contain zooxanthellae, therefore they require "special" lighting. HTH
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Need better lighting...
I don't know why LFS do this to peeps..
My LFS will not sell you something if your tank won't support it !
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I agree that you need more light BUT, I disagree with this whole Watts per gallon thing!!
Watt is a measurement of energy needed to create light, NOT the actual light output. A 23watt florescent light is equal to 100Watt incadecent light bulb. Lumens is the measurement of actual light. Sure watts per gallon is a good guideline, but how much do you want to bet that a 200watt Jebo lighting system puts out less light than a 200watt High-end lighting system.

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Old 01-22-2005, 07:23 PM   #16
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I disagree with this whole Watts per gallon thing!!
WPG is commonly used when referring to fluorescent lighting on reef aquariums(I know of no one who uses incandescent bulbs on a reef). It is, IMO, a very good rule of thumb for beginners. It doesn't apply to MH. I have 720 watts over my 55 which is 13.1 WPG-it would be ridiculous overkil, IMO,l to have those sort of numbers using fluorescent. No need to overcomplicate something that works
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Old 01-22-2005, 07:54 PM   #17
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How old is the tank anyway???
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A little over a month old.
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I've been told your tank needs to be atleast a year old to support an anenome. I waited a year to get my bulb tip and it is doing fine. I have 1 65 watt 50/50 bulb over my 29 gal tank. I've had my anenome for over 6 monthes now.
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A little over a month old.
In all seriousness, you are running a very high likelyhood of nuking your tank with that anemone in there. Your tank is not mature enough and almost no one would reccomend NO lights for an anemone. Might want to look at returning it to the LFS.
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