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Old 07-18-2006, 12:31 PM   #1
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Gluing an anenome ???

I have an pink tip sebae that wont stay attached to a rock. He keeps getting sucked up into the powehead intakes. I know you can glue coral frags but has anyone ever heard of gluing one? What about using a rubber band to loosely attach him somewhere?
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You can not band, glue or otherwise artificially secure an anemone. Ideally, you should have sponges over the powerhead intakes.
If tehe anemone is moving, it is unhappy....
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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That's what I suspected but wanted to hear it from a pro.

Thanks for the reply.

He's a new adition. My wife brought him home unexpectedly. I was really hoping to have my tank running for a year or so before even attempting an anemone. I might be able to construct a temporary cage out of a clear plastic soda bottle around some rocks and talk him into attaching.
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Restraining the anemone would likely be a bad idea.. anemones move when some environmental parameter isn't to their liking: Flow rate, lighting, inability to find food for starters. keeping them from finding a spot in the tank where they are comfortable will likely lead to stress and eventual death. Be forewarned.. a dying anemone can foul your tank and kill your livestock.

Assuming you have enough light to support him, get sponges on the powerheads and see where he ends up.
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Old 07-18-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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Okay, advice taken. I can always take him back to the LFS.
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Okay, advice taken. I can always take him back to the LFS.
That may be your best course of action. Ideally, you want your tank to be quite mature, as you said before attempting an anemone.
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Not sure if this gets around too anemone or not,but this is an excellent video on coral and coral placement and coral propergation.Its about an hour or so long....I'll assume high speed is a must.

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http://www.zooxanthellae.com/borneman.wmv
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Old 07-18-2006, 07:49 PM   #8
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Very cool. I will watch it. I have a 4 mbps connection.

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Also so we know if you glue the anenomie down he will tear his foot and will most certainly die.
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