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Old 11-07-2005, 01:33 AM   #11
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whoa, the lighting is VERY wrong guys....watts per gallon is not as important as the distance from the light source...i keep a condy anemone in a 10 gallon hex tank with about 5.6 watts/gallon, but it is inadequate- the anemone likes to climg the brnaches of lr to be as close to the light as possible...thats is a key, the distance from the light to the anemone itself...also, before you buy one of these magnificent creatures, check out these links from some very knowledgeable experts...
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/condyfdgfaq.html
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/condycompfaq.htm
http://trickstr.tripod.com/survey_r.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/in...ipanemones.htm
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forgive my spelling, my bad - i need to take a comp type course!!!
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:48 AM   #13
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whoa, the lighting is VERY wrong guys....watts per gallon is not as important as the distance from the light source...i keep a condy anemone in a 10 gallon hex tank with about 5.6 watts/gallon, but it is inadequate- the anemone likes to climg the brnaches of lr to be as close to the light as possible...thats is a key, the distance from the light to the anemone itself...also, before you buy one of these magnificent creatures, check out these links from some very knowledgeable experts...
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/condyfdgfaq.html
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/condycompfaq.htm
http://trickstr.tripod.com/survey_r.htm
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/in...ipanemones.htm
I wouldn't say 5.6wpg is inadequate for a condy, the fact that it's in a hex tank may have something to do with it climbing though since hex tanks tend to be taller so the lights have to penetrate deeper. Your right WPG isn't the only thing to look at, depth is very important as well. 3wpg over a hex tall tank wouldn't be the same as if it was a standard tank. And, condy's actually like more light than bta's (and is why I suggested a bta and the others only a secondary suggestion) but I stand by my advice that a bta would do ok.
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