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Old 02-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #11
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I didn't measure, but he was using 20k lamps and they were about 18" or so above the water.
I agree, but in this op's situation, 48 watts of T5 on a 20 gal. If lights are typical( legs above tank) and tank is typical ( less than 24" tall), he should be able to keep an anemone.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #12
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Hate to jump in but I wouldn't put a nem in a tank with only 2 bulbs. Even if it were my 20g or 10g tank. It's not that big of a deal to get a 4 bulb fixture, they can be had for $100 or so. After putting in good bulbs that $100 fixture should be able to keep most anything the OP would want to keep.

In addition, as mentioned earlier, an anemone shouldnt be in a brand new tank anyways,
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well its alright I just thought if i could i would, i really dont want to mess with one but felt my clowns may like to have one in the tank. I personally would rather have a tank FULL of mushrooms thats why I got a 2bulb fixture because this is a temporarily tank for about a year so I didnt want to spend much on it. all it really needs to do is house two clowns happily
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Respectfully, the op asked if he could keep an anemone. I feel that he could...barely as stated before. Skimmer would help a lot, but weekly changes will help. When I first got my Sebae, I had 372 watts of T 5 on a 135 tall (30") . The anemone went to the top of the water column, but did fine( silverside 1/week). With a little rock for it to be able to move somewhat I think you could keep one. This is that same Sebae
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:58 PM   #16
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I still say it's far to general a measure. I like the anemone pic!
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I agree with you, but for this sit, not nearly the build of yours, it works. Seen some pics of your tank, looks great! I need to get out of the T5 market myself, and evolve.
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