Originally Posted by Kurt_Nelson
Did you forget you started this thread a week ago?
Carpet Anemone Advice
I think if you reread it, and the advice given, you'll find the answers about your carpet anemone. As you noted in your previous post, you wondered out loud if you were just wearing rose colored glasses. I guess if you don't want to take off the glasses, we can't help you! Not only is tank maturity an issue, but I think lighting is an issue also.
So this post was rude? Hmm. I'd truly appreciate it if you point out what is rude about it.
In your previous post, you said...
I don't know if I am a rookie and am wearing rose color glasses but my tank is very well filtered, it is spotless almost all the time, I have an excellent cleaner crew, I have a clown already hosting in the carpet.
If my rose colored glasses comment was taken as rude, I only made the comment because you brought it up as a possibility. My comment to go back and reread that post was because there wasn't a single person there offering you advice that you should be keeping a carpet anemone in your tank at this time. No one. But yet a week later, you ask why it's not thriving. Ignoring the advice previously given, and asking again hoping for better answers doesn't make your situation any better. To me, that's the definition of wearing "rose colored glasses!"
Just because your LFS
has one surviving in a tank not under MH
doesn't mean every rookie (your words, not mine) should run out and buy one. Mature tanks and years of experience probably help them a bunch.
And if you're frustrated that there's no clear cut, consistent answers in this hobby, well... sorry, but you'd better get used to it. The thing I learned quick in this hobby is that there are a lot of different ways to get the same thing done. You have to read many opinions and glean from them the truths, the half truths, and the not so truths. If you just take one person's word as gospel, you're going to run in to problems and get frustrated easily. That's really true in any hobby, really.