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Old 11-27-2004, 07:25 PM   #1
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Anemone Lighting

I want to keep a species of anemone. Maybe a bulb anemone. What kind of lighting do i need. I have a 24" full spectrum light made by All-glass. I don't know how many Kelvins it is. There are so many bulbs out there and such a huge selection I get lost at the displays. I hear about 7,000k and 10,000k. My tank is only 12" deep and the highest point of the live rock is maybe 5" from the surface.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 11-28-2004, 12:29 AM   #2
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I have a bulb tip with only one 65 watt power compact 50/50 bulb. Half 10000K, half blue actinic. I have a 29 gal tank that is 18in. tall. My anenome stays at the bottom and is doing very well. Still pissed off after I moved back in sept. but doing well. Hopefully when I get the tank moved so it doesn't get all the direct sunlight it is getting now he will be happy again. Hope this helps.
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you should be able to keep some species of anemone including a bulb... but you should feed it more often and use the lights for a couple more hours each day
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My lights are on a 12 hour cycle. Should they really be at a 14 or 15 hour light cycle. What do anemones eat anyway. I know they need to be fed pieces of fish and shrimp.
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Re: Anemone Lighting

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I have a 24" full spectrum light made by All-glass. I don't know how many Kelvins it is.
Is this a PC bulb or a NO bulb? If it's an NO bulb, then I think you'll have to upgrade it to keep an anemone. If it's a PC, it might be enough. Anemones are not easy to keep and most of them need lots of light. It's usually recommended to wait until the tank is at least a year old before adding one. JMHO.
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