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Old 01-06-2006, 05:35 PM   #11
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wow no thats a not even 2 watts per gallon. I have 492watts in my 55. Some lady bought a Sebea anemone from our work comes back in like a week and asks us why it dies and we asked out much lighting she had in the tank she said maybe 50 watts or so I was like theres your reason. Its funny because I always ask people what they have in there tanks and what hardware and so on, but she always talked to us and we thought she knew what she was doing.. I have 492watts in my 55. Be careful and just because you think it is looking good now, they can shut down and die at any minute.
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I didn't even notice that. Yeah really, that isn't enough light and your anemone will suffer for it. How long have you had it?
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AAAAAAAhhhhh. Panic mode. What is that 18,000 rating on the light then. Guess I thought I was covered since this was reccommended by several LFS. I thought they where both "High Intensity" bulbs (each 48" long).

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Can I just add MORE lights instead of replace this set? Something to keep my anemone happy? I've had him about 2 weeks now and he seems pretty darn happy. Puffs up around mid-morning for his feeding time. He is also healing from an incident with the power head intake.
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:49 PM   #14
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It's alway been explained to me that the 18K is the color of the light, it's the wattage you need to look at. You can add more light. I would suggest another at least another 160-180w. PC lights are great, this is what I use.

Long term under minimal light will cause your anemone to bleach out and shrink up over time.
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