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Old 05-13-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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I have two bulb T5 HO

I'm sorry, but nems require high lighting.
6 bulb T5 is what a nem needs.
How old is the tank?
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Old 05-14-2014, 02:14 PM   #12
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RODI water is the best for mixing new water.
Protein skimmer is the best for keeping the tank water clean.

The most important for a nem, is TONS of light.
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Tanks under 30 gallons can get away without a skimmer as it is easy to do larger water changes to bring numbers down if needed.
This will point towards an ro/di being the more important purchase between the two...but then again the lighting should def be upgraded to support an anemone as they require intense lighting to survive.
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Tanks under 30 gallons can get away without a skimmer as it is easy to do larger water changes to bring numbers down if needed.
This will point towards an ro/di being the more important purchase between the two...but then again the lighting should def be upgraded to support an anemone as they require intense lighting to survive.
I use a 55-90g protein skimmer on my 20g, I'll never regret this, there's so much gunk coming out there...
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You can put a skimmer on them without issue. BUT you don't have to. Some prefer the skimmerless builds on smaller tanks and just do water changes. On a 30 gallon tank, a 10% weekly water change would be 3 gallons. This makes it really easy to increase the amount of water replaced to address parameter issues. Do a 10 gallon water change and that's 1/3 of the water in the tank without even noticing you did a larger than average water change.
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Tanks under 30 gallons can get away without a skimmer as it is easy to do larger water changes to bring numbers down if needed.
This will point towards an ro/di being the more important purchase between the two...but then again the lighting should def be upgraded to support an anemone as they require intense lighting to survive.

Ok gotcha. I always thought my light was enough. Should I do 4 more bulbs or two more?
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6 bulbs would be perfect.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:24 PM   #18
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For the price of 6 bulbs you might as well go LED
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For the price of 6 bulbs you might as well go LED
I agree, but some people aren't down with LED yet. Taotronic LEDs are great and best cost effective light out there I think.
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Yeah, for that price LED would be the way to go. Tao panels for cost effective. I like Kessils for led. It's different, the A360's give you everything too.
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