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Old 11-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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bubble tip TIPS please....

I have had two before when I was starting out in my 55 and lost them both in the powerheads. I now have a 125 and just bought my third one , so I am looking for any advice .I know they move on their own . However what do they like as far as waterflow lighting etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #2
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I don't keep them anymore because IMO they are a pain. They need moderate flow and high lighting. As much as most SPS corals need. At least that's how I use to keep them parked and alive.

If they stay compact, they are getting enough light. When they spread out they are trying to collect more light. If they get stringy, there isn't enough light and/or food.
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Good light. But, most will like to be in a low flow area. Too much flow and they wont attach their foot.
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Good light. But, most will like to be in a low flow area. Too much flow and they wont attach their foot.
Yes, they like to attach to coral rubble amongst corals. The more crevasses the better.
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I think my lightng should be ok I am running a v.h.o set up with a icecap ballast. My lfs runs the same setup in all of their tanks and their display. They have a bubble at least a foot too a foot and a half around. It always looks nice and happy. Guess I will have to hope for the best this time. And take you all up on the tips. Thanks much.
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I think my lightng should be ok I am running a v.h.o set up with a icecap ballast. My lfs runs the same setup in all of their tanks and their display. They have a bubble at least a foot too a foot and a half around. It always looks nice and happy. Guess I will have to hope for the best this time. And take you all up on the tips. Thanks much.
Remember, the fact that anemone is so big is that he probably isn't getting enough light. Look at pictures of them in the wild and in really well lit aquariums, they are dense and compact. I would get him to try to stay up on the top of your reef, then he should be okay.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:13 PM   #7
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Sounds good right now its about half way up the tank on the rocks. So far it looks settled in thanks only time will tell . I'm going to hope for the best.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:24 PM   #8
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #9
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Lost my bubble tip the same way hope this one works out! Let me know what works for you
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