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Old 12-25-2006, 10:01 PM   #1
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i want to get a haddoni carpet anemone but......

well i used to have a condi and my clowns would never go near it so i sold it. now i want the haddoni carpet anemone but back then i has a 20watt 24" actinic bulb only and that anemone did great with it. but would this anemone live? and back then i didnt have shrimp. shrimp wont be a problem with anemones right?
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Old 12-25-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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That particular anemone is a bad idea all the way around. It is very aggressive and will eat anything that comes near it, including larger fish.
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is there any anemone that a clown might host in but that wont be very aggressive?
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What kind of lighting do you have ? What size tank and perameters ....also how long has the tank been up and running ....
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i have bad lighting right now. one 24" 20 watt actinic bulb. its a 45 gallon tank. and its been goin for 2 years now. well im gonna make another post just on the light factor.
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Upgrade the lighting and get a bta. They are the hardiest anemones that clowns will host. I have a bta with a pair of O. clowns in a 20gallon with 130 watt pc light so around 6 wpg.

45 x 6 = 270. So I would go with at least a 300 watt fixture to keep it healthy.

If I were you I'd slap on a 400 watt MH pendant or two 150's or two 250's, but that's just me. They are relatively cheap (around $300) and work well with odd shaped aquariums ( I don't know what shape yours is, like I have a 55 gallon corner tank so the spot light from a MH in the middle would be good).
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Just wanted to add that there is no guarantee at all that your clowns will host the anemone. So don't hold your breath.
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I would try a BTA as well. I actually had one get sucked into a hagen powerfilter and I ended up with 3 anemones each doing BETTER than the original. Sadly, my clowns prefer to host a frogspawn coral instead.
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Sadly, my clowns prefer to host a frogspawn coral instead.
This is reality. Alot of times they wont host an anenome. I bought one for my two clowns and they chose to host a bubble coral and a pagoda cup. Totally ignored the BTA. So dont be surprised if you get one and they ignore your anenome.
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:14 PM   #10
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alright i think im going to get a 192 watt system. i think $200 on lights is expensive enough but im 16 and only make like 6 a hour and tips so im kinda on a budget. lol
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