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Old 12-22-2003, 11:56 PM   #1
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thinking about an anemome

got nothing better to do accept think about fish (am i an addict). so im researching anemones. are they dangerous to other fish? what is the best placement? contemplating hetera magnifica (sp)? plus a clown or two? (you know a nemo...ouch!)

my thought was placing on floor of tank in a high water flow area (got a place all picked out). will the high water flow (high water flow? i mean it makes stuff move) stress the anemone? or fish? or both? will there be enough lighting?
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are they dangerous to other fish?
Different anenomes have differnt levels of sting but yes they have the potental to sting and paralize fish.

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Some types like a sandy bottom to burry their foot in. Others like a hard rocky surface to secrure to. This will depend on the speices you select. All in all if it does not like where it it then the anenome will move. Dont put it back after it moves because it will just move again.

Please go into more detail about your lighting. How many watts? Whats the specitrum of the bulbs?
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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Please go into more detail about your lighting. How many watts? Whats the specitrum of the bulbs?
apx 250w of pc lighting 1/2 10,000k 1/2 actinic
contemplating hetera magnifica
do you know if this requires a sandy bottom? (at the beach, i get a sandy bottom )
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Old 12-23-2003, 10:46 AM   #4
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apx 250w of pc lighting 1/2 10,000k 1/2 actinic
Not enough light for most all types of hosting anemones. If PC, then 4x96w would be enough or even 4x110w VHO.
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do you know if this requires a sandy bottom? (at the beach, i get a sandy bottom
They hate the sand. Heteractis magnifica preferes hard surfaces only, brisk water movement and intense light. If you tried to keep this anemone with the light you have now, it will wander continuously and most probablely end up climbing the glass to get closer to the light source.

How old is the tank set up?

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What trace elements should be monitored for an anemone? (I don't have any corals, so I don't currently monitor any of them.) :p
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What trace elements should be monitored for an anemone?
None. Regular water changes will replenish anything needed. Extra additions would be unneccessary and possibley harmful. Other than that, keeping the water quality as high as possible would be the best recommendation...

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How long has your tank been setup i know that a seasoned tank is very prefered for an anenome?
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How old is the tank set up?
apx. 4 months
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I would quite honestly suggest you wait much lnger before you decide to add an anemone if at all. It has been my experience that they will not fair well in younger tanks and the odds are greatly increased for their survival in a more matured and stable tank. For now I would suggest doing as much research as possible on the various types. I know many say this but it is definately true, they do not survive the home aquarium well even if all the proper precautions are taken. Many are damaged in collection and handled very poorly during transport and holding. Most do not survive...

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I would quite honestly suggest you wait much lnger before you decide to add an anemone if at all
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For now I would suggest doing as much research as possible on the various types
what about condys? do they have symbiotic relationships or are they just fish killers?
also is there someplace to gain info on different species using the web?
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