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Old 11-24-2003, 03:26 PM   #11
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Flow flow flow...

Once you know you have the right wattage... your sebae needs a moderate amount of flow... some even like it heavier... it'll attach itself wherever it is happiest in the tank, but you can help it to make that choice (say you don't want it to be in the back behind that big rock that no one can see around) by giving a good 3-way current. That would be... one powerhead or other pump in the back of the tank shooting water to the front... and two more, one on either side of the front of the tank, shooting water towards the middle of the tank.

something to keep in mind... the longest any sebae has survived in captivity is 6 months. And that's with a Marine Biologist taking care of it..

The hardier and (IMHO) better anemonies (that you might want to try after the Sebae experience) are Hatian purple tips, long tenticle, atlantic rock and bubbletip/Ritteri (although some bubbletips, like the Rose, can be VERY expensive and slightly more delicate). Almost all of those you can find at an LFS that specialises in saltwater.
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Old 11-24-2003, 04:43 PM   #12
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Buy some good salifert test kits, the strips are not very accurate which makes them slightly less than useful. I would say you do not have enough light to keep anemones longterm. Anmones in the wild are basically imortal, they have no defined life span, but it is very rare to get more than a few months to a few years out of them in captivity. This is largely due to the inexperience of the aquarist and collection and shipping conditions.
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I would invest in a Phosphate test kit. Anemone's are very sensitive to Phosphates. I am not sure about the type of lighting for you Anemone. I only know that bubble tip Anemones do fine in low light.
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I'd like to add that 76 is a bit cool, and 1.022 is a bit on the low side IMO. I also read that sebae anemones require high intensity lighting. FWIW my tank is only about 4 months old and my bubble tip is touch and go but my curly-que has tripled in size in about 2 months and has a voracious appetite.
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What would you recommend as far as water temp and salinity?
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Old 11-25-2003, 12:35 PM   #16
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Salinity @ 35 ppt (SG of 1.025) at 80*F, my tank actually runs a constant 82*.
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