Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #31
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Cool. I will call the LFS today and see what they say.

What's everyone's thoughts on me getting 2 Marineland Reef Capable LED lights 24-36"? My tank is 48" long. I was thinking of going T5 HO 6 bulb until I ran across these at half the price of new.
__________________

__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #32
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
Marineland LEDs are usually low end 1 watt bulbs. You need 3 watt bulbs. Not an led expert, but that's will be my upgrade after tons of research this year. MH grow anything but once a year bulb replacement $150 and high energy cost, but I also know that my 125 will cost me $1200 to do it right. Good luck finding him a home, an experienced reefer probally would have a better chance of saving him, local shops are not set up for long term survival of anything, very few have the proper tank conditions and lighting to support a nem. They ship them in and sell them ASAP.
__________________

__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:11 PM   #33
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Well I guess I will just stick with the T5 HO 6 bulb setup. Thanks for everyone's help.
__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #34
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Robert_ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 230
Look at this fixture... I bought this fixture since they are close to home and it has been flawless. It has one plug and 3 built in timers and comes with 6 bulbs.

Look at this on eBay:

LCD Timer 36" 234W 6x39 Fluorescent Actinic T5 HO Aquarium Light Fixture Marine

http://bit.ly/U87Q6i
__________________
Robert_ellis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #35
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Paglaum22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 71
I have a 34 gal tank with T5HO, 2 actinics and 2 10k, both 54 watts, my nem is thriving well, been there for almost 3 months now..before I used to feed him table shrimp but after he survived when he tore his foot (which has healed already), he won't accept the shrimp anymore, I guess the lighting and some mysis shrimp is enough...he just moved way down when I placed another water pump and supplementing corals with reef energy
__________________
Paglaum22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #36
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Paglaum22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 71
I added him 2 weeks after I set up and cycled my tank..
__________________
Paglaum22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #37
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Don't add any supplements to the tank. Everything you need is in your salt mix. You can easily do more harm than good this way. I would not toss the anemone. A couple water changes and he might turn around.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #38
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
Sorry but 3 months is not a sign of survival, nems can live 6 months to a year under bad conditions. A 108 watts is not enough to support a nem long term. If a nem is healthy they will ALWAYS except food. If they are moving then conditions are not what the need, a little extra flow won't make them move
__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 01:51 PM   #39
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paglaum22 View Post
I added him 2 weeks after I set up and cycled my tank..
Your nem probally will not make it long term, 2 weeks after a tank is cycled is a death sentence 90% of the time. I know you think I'm wrong but it is the truth. Your nem has already had issues, torn foot, ect. Good luck
__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2013, 02:49 PM   #40
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Jimmye4fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_X View Post
Don't add any supplements to the tank. Everything you need is in your salt mix. You can easily do more harm than good this way. I would not toss the anemone. A couple water changes and he might turn around.
I'm doing a 10% WC tonight and prob again Sat or Sunday. Also an API test kit should be here Friday and might have a new light this weekend. I hope that helps. Any recommendation for a website on all the test parameters and how one would adjust them up or down if need be? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Jimmye4fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anemone, pics

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new anemone question Heavyfuel1204 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 10-28-2011 08:27 PM
Anemone question herp_mommy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 10-22-2011 10:57 AM
Anemone and fan question lauren_88 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 09-25-2011 03:46 PM
Question on Condy Anemone frankieg2 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 8 09-18-2011 09:39 PM
Anemone question part 2 JohnSaltFish Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 09-01-2011 03:32 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.