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Old 08-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if LED lighting is sufficient for keeping anemone? Petco carries them and they are $89.99 but the salespeople there seem to be clueless.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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The ones at Petco, the Marineland LED Brights, are not enough to sustain an anemone. They are meant for just fish-only tanks (to my knowledge).

Most people will say an anenome needs T5, metal halide, or strong LED lights, and that's only after your tank has been set-up and running stable for at least 6 months to a year. Best thing to do is find what type of anemone you want to keep then read up about it's lighting and tank size requirements.
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What size of tank are you running? That info could help us help you out with lighting info. Im personally a big led fan due to them being cheap, long lasting, and powerful.
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I've got a weird size tank...it's a 56 gallon, front is 30" wide, side is 18", and 23" high. I don't want the metal ones because they are so hot I would need a chiller. And if I get T5, I would have to get new fixture for the top and then buy the lights too and the fixture alone is outrageous (at least on my budget). I saw a long tip anemone at Petco today that was really cool. Amazingly enough, none of the tanks with clownfish had anemone in them...I thought the two just kind of "go together", but if I don't need one to have clowns, then that's ok too....thanks for the help
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You can find four bulb t5ho's for around $100
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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Well, keep in mind that petco sometimes does have things mislabeled. It might have been a condy. But either way, when stores like petco order fish they order lots of them amd pit them all in the same tank since they were probably all from the same batch of fry. In terms of lighting, the t5ho or led route would serve you best. The taotronics led units on ebay are cheap and on point. Id like to see a pic of your tank. It might be that you could get away with one unit with those dimensions...which would only be about 200 bucks i think.
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