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Old 05-05-2014, 11:04 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me the specks on the lighting on a saltwater tank,i have live rock and some fish a coarl and an animami.. and not sure how long to leave all the lights in ..i have 3 sets 1 set blue,one white,and one hailieds..i would like to know which ones to run and when and how long..

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:14 PM   #2
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What size tank? And how old is it? I assume you mean an anemone, do you know which kind? They need strong lighting. Opinions vary on lighting times, but from ten to twelve hours a day is common among keepers I know.

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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Can someone tell me the specks on the lighting on a saltwater tank,i have live rock and some fish a coarl and an animami.. and not sure how long to leave all the lights in ..i have 3 sets 1 set blue,one white,and one hailieds..i would like to know which ones to run and when and how long..

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First of all, you shouldn't have an anemone if this really is a new tank. Nems need a mature tank of at least 9-12 months, and very high-grade lighting.

How new is this tank? Did you cycle it properly?

Also, what lights specifically do you have?
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The tank has been going for about 5 months before i got it and i tranfered all water and i cycled the tank and now i hav had it about a month.. and i check levels every day an they are fine..i have ha no problems

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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The tank has been going for about 5 months before i got it and i tranfered all water and i cycled the tank and now i hav had it about a month.. and i check levels every day an they are fine..i have ha no problems

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If you actually re-cycled the tank then it is def not mature. Being stable and being mature are two different things, as BigRedsReef once said. Nems need a very mature tank, not just "stable".

I'm glad the tank is working out well, but the nem isn't very safe in the tank at this stage, if it dies it will nuke the tank.

Also, could you please clarify what lights you have? Type? Wattage?
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I have had everything in my tank for about a week and everything seems to be fine witb the time i have been running the lights but was just checking if there were specific timelines..thanks

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Its a 125 g tank

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:23 PM   #8
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Still kind of soon for a nem. Unless the rock fully cycled and established (my current tank is only six months running with livestock, rock and sand a year plus) what kind of lights do you have and what type nem?

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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It would greatly help to know what lights you have.

We are not trying to tell you anything but the truth, so please know that we are just trying to help. Your tank is much too young to support a nem, and most individuals need to select very specific lights to support them.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:28 PM   #10
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Just trying to get the info we need to give you a true opinion. Don't want to lead you astray

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