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Old 03-05-2015, 11:07 PM   #21
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Haha yes sniperhank I did take that into consideration.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:10 PM   #22
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Got my live rock today. 40 bucks from petco. Weighed them all and it comes in at about 5lbs. A whole lot less than I thought. It's aquacultered rock but I plan to get maybe 5 lbs of Fiji from a place about an hour away. But that won't be for a few works. Two hermit crabs were on the rock along with what I think is some sort of mushroom coral. Click image for larger version

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Any idea on the coral?
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Looks more like a carpet anemone.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:10 AM   #24
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Looks good, i have a 20g I'm thinking off doing the same thing with on the cheap with tap water. Maybe a pair of clownfish and a cleanup crew. I'll be curious how this one goes.

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Old 03-07-2015, 11:25 AM   #25
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Thanks Rich. This will defiantly be an adventure. I took my first readings today and got ph of 8 and .25 for ammonia. Sg is at 1.024. I think I'm gonna wring out some established filter media to help boost the cycle.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:27 AM   #26
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Here's a better picture of what makes more since to be a carpet anemone. Click image for larger version

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I looked them up and it says they are for advanced aquarists and may cause trouble in your tank. Will this guy make it through my cycle? Should I be doing anything?
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It also looks like he's almost peeling himself off.
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Here's a better picture of what makes more since to be a carpet anemone. Attachment 266612
I looked them up and it says they are for advanced aquarists and may cause trouble in your tank. Will this guy make it through my cycle? Should I be doing anything?
Anemone are sensitive guys, like all inverts. I'd want to do water changes through my cycle to make sure the ammonia and nitrite levels aren't at harmful levels. This could lengthen the cycle some.
The key to anemone is to have the proper, intense lighting for them to survive. They have the same lighting requirements as SPS and clams.
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:06 PM   #29
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Well my lighting really isn't suitable. It's just a marineland led. I had no intentions of housing anything with high light needs until later down the road. Will this guy eventually outgrow my tank if he makes it?
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With lighting he could depending on the type he is...if he is a mini-maxi carpet:
Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates for Marine Aquariums: Mini Carpet Anemone
It is very likely that is what you have currently in your tank as they don't require as intense lighting as other anemones, stay smaller, and can be quite colorful. As they have become quite popular lately they have been showing up in many chain pet stores.
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