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Old 04-28-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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Anyone tried this?

I have a ten gallon just sitting here with many spare lights to top it with.

Do you think I could put a small carpet anemone in there with a clown or two? Then when the carpet gets big just move it to a larger tank? Has anyone ever tried this or anything like it?

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:15 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend it. The water volume is far to small to properly offer an anemone a healthy existance. The only anemone species I would recommend for smaller tanks are non-hosting species. Better still non-zooxanthellae species like tube anemones.

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Define the 'many' in the phrase 'many spare lights'. Please also describe the lights.

Anenomes as steve pointed out need quality water and quality light. using spair lights is as if your lighting the tank with bulbs that you have no better use for implying that they are not new and thus the specitrum and intensity will not be at the bulbs peak level.
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I have a pretty new, used for about a month, 175watt MH that I would use. If need be I could also buy new bulbs. I don't think lighting will be a problem.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:55 AM   #5
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The lighting will not be a problem as far as intensity but that aside, the size of the tank is the concern. IME, I would not attempt this. The anemone needs much more water volume if it is to do well.

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