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Old 05-02-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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Question Bulb tip anemone

I have two purcula clowns and want to get a green bulb tip anemone but I'm not sure I have enough lighting for one. The tank is a 40g breeder the lighting is a 36in coralife aqualight system 96w actinic and 96w 10,000k daylight for a total of 192w would this be enough or should I double up on the light hood and get another one for a total of 384w please comment
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i had one.. and it died.. if you get one, make sure to purge your tank of bristle worms.. cause i swear that is what killed it =(


Your lighting will be more than effective
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How deep is your tank?
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I`m thinking you should be OK as far as the lighting. But I do want you to understand that there is no guarantee the clowns will host the anenome. I personally got one for my tank and my two clowns ignored the anenome. Choosing corals instead. From what I`ve seen from my experience and others it`s about 50/50 on the chances.
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I agree with Mike on the chances of hosting. I to a RBTA for my clowns and a year later they decided to make it home. I would not count on the PC lighting to be enough to keep the BTA happy. They really require high lighting.
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So ziggy u think I should get another hood before I get it ooo and I know they my not host but they r wild cought so maybe the chances are higher but even if they don't host anemones are still awsome creatures
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You will want to bump your lighting up to T5 VHO or even metal halide with actinic supplement to provide enough light for an anemone. PC lighting just doesn't have the intensity.
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So inter of getting a second light hood I should get a MH? Aren't they expensive?
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and how many watts would u need for the MH
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rbta's are beautiful creatures....I have two of them that I purchased for my clowns. I've had both together for over 2 years and the clowns have never hosted either. Also, I would suggest that you consider upgrading your lighting too. I have a T5 HO and MH lighting and my rbta's are doing great. You'll also notice that you have many more options for corals when you upgrade your lighting....like clams, sps corals etc.

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