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Old 10-31-2012, 01:57 AM   #1
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Anonomes w/ light

Do I need a special light for anonomes
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:59 AM   #2
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Yes they need strong lighting and the tank needs to be an established tank. Best to wait 6-8 months min. before adding one. What lighting do you have or thinking of getting?
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I really have no expirience with saltwater. Do I need one of the expensive coral lights?
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If you're going with T5 HOs over a 38 gallon I believe you said in another post, then a 4 or 6 bulb light fixture would be best. That's really general. That could cost $250-300 for the light.
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If you have no experience in salt water, you should not try it, as it will not live. Yes you will need high end lighting, you will need a experience and you will need a mature stable reef tank that has been running a year. Nems are for experienced reefers
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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Totally agree with the above comments. Look away from the fascinating Anemone's until you have the right equipment and a well established tank. If an anemone dies in your tank and you have other living organisms in there it has the potentail to kill everything!
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Try some soft corals first. They provide lots of movement, homes for clown fish, need far less light and are easier to keep.
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Try some soft corals first. They provide lots of movement, homes for clown fish, need far less light and are easier to keep.
This is always my preferred option, even in an established reef. My clowns always hosted in corals and I never had to worry about an anemone roaming around stinging other animals in it's path.
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Anemone's are amazing in some ways but very troublesome in others. BTA's are not so bad but still require a stable aquarium!
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Do soft corals need extra light
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