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Old 12-12-2012, 01:30 AM   #31
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Why does feeding an Anemone cause it stress?? never heard of that before. And they eat actual little critters in the wild in addition to the food it gets from photosynthesis. Are you talking about a specific species or all?

I have an LTA and LiveAquaria says "The diet should include small pieces of fish or mussel, crustaceans, and frozen foods." and it won't be getting it naturally in my tank unless it starts eating my fish.
Anemone's weren't made to constantly eat large pieces of fish/shrimp. It's the exception rather than the rule. This is true of all anemones. They stress themselves out when they turn themselves inside out to expel the organic matter after ingesting. They don't grow any faster when "eating" food as opposed to just taking up the available light.

In regards to LA, they aren't always correct. They really should change the verbiage to say "Their diet may include....". Either way, anemone's shouldn't be fed constantly.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:33 AM   #32
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Ok, here's my lighting 3X led's 1X fluorescent and also the anemone that I don't know which type

Like I said in an earlier post its looking much better today
Unfortuantely those .06w LEDs aren't going to cut it. Those are basically moonlights. You need a good 3W per LED to sustain an anemone.

The anemone you have is a Ritteri (H.Magnifica) which require absolutely pristine water conditions. They are one of the hardest if not the hardest anemones to care for in an aquarium. They need trates well below 2ppm, and almost undetectable phosphates.

Unfortunately your anemone will not survive in your tank as it is. I would return it to your LFS for credit as soon as possible.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:58 AM   #33
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Anemone's weren't made to constantly eat large pieces of fish/shrimp. It's the exception rather than the rule. This is true of all anemones. They stress themselves out when they turn themselves inside out to expel the organic matter after ingesting. They don't grow any faster when "eating" food as opposed to just taking up the available light.

In regards to LA, they aren't always correct. They really should change the verbiage to say "Their diet may include....". Either way, anemone's shouldn't be fed constantly.
I see what your saying. I agree w/ "large" & "constantly" though they are relative terms. Do you recommend any articles?
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #34
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Ok, I'm going to look into better lighting. I'm sure the forums are flooded here for led vs. halide. So maybe doing a 30% water change vs. 10% weekly will help with the trates problem?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 AM   #35
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I just got an Aquaray LED strip and its great! Top o the line Cree LEDs. Just an fyi.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #36
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Would either of these be suitable for an anemone?

Dimensions - 47.75” x 5.00” x 1.00”
Brackets add 0.65" in height
Includes 174 LEDs
900 Lumen
Super energy efficient .06 watt LEDs
162x 10000K LEDs
12x Actinic 460nm LEDs
Uses 11 watts
Slim and contemporary light design
2 mode on / off function for day and night use
Extendable bracket - 48"-52" max extend
Splash guard
110V - 220V

Or this?

Dimensions - 48.00” x 8.50” x 3.00”
Brackets add 2.75" in height
Supports 4x 54W T5 high output fluorescent lamps
Supports 4x Bluemoon LED
216W total power
Built-in Timer for automatic light settings
Black, non corrosive powder coated aluminum housing
Non-corrosive powder coated aluminum housing
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I also should note that I have glass tops invade that limits my options
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What tank size do you have?
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What tank size do you have?
90 gal. lots of live rock with coraline. Frogspawn, lavender mushroom, zoa, & brown polyp. Ritteri anemone. Glass lids
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Just trying to get an idea of what I need to house these properly.
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