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Old 02-21-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Lighting requirements for anemones

What kind of lighting would be required for an anemone? I would like a bubble tip, I have heard some people say halides, while others say that is too much for them. Others say power compacts, t5, I just don't know, I've never had one.
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Its pretty hit or miss. currently i have a carpet under PCs and have had luck in the past but other people cant keep them under halides
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Can you keep them with basic t5 lighting? What water conditions are good for them, high or low salinity?
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i have a green bubble tip in the tank i maintain and he crept up the rockwork and is about 12" from a 250 watt halide. he seems to like it there.

what do you mean "basic" t5 lighting?

.025-.026 is the correct salinity.
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Its pretty hit or miss. currently i have a carpet under PCs and have had luck in the past but other people cant keep them under halides
i tend to agree.i have a 14 inch carpet under pc and with a daily silverside seems to be quite happy.in another tank a 20 gal.i have a rose tip bubble under t8 and compact 50/50 26 watt and for the last year it is doing fine.i should add it gets a small piece of silverside or krill about every two to three days.
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T5 HE Fluorescent lights, I realize they probably won't support an anemone and I will need to upgrade, I am just curious what I need to upgrade to.
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i am wondering the same thing
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right now im using a 4X96 watt PC fixture over a 120 gal tank. seems to be working
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I have a 6 bulb T5HO light fixture and the bubble tip I added seems to be fine with it.
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i don't think a double strip, non high output fixture will work.
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