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Old 11-20-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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Rose Bubble Tip Anemone!

I was wanting to do a 20 gallon Saltwater tank that will only hold 2 Ocellaris Clownfish.

I was wondering if I only put a Rose Bubble Tip Anemone in for the Clowns to host, if the Anemone would be good by itself in the tank.

My set up would be really simple. I was thinking of a Fluval Canister Filter (C4) which is rated for 40 to 70 gallons. One Nano Power Head for flow, heater, a Nano Skimmer (thankfully cheap), 20 pounds of live rock, and 30 pounds of live sand.

I would basically put the rock in the center of the tank, in hopes the anemone will take root there. Being it will be the only rock in the tank I would think it would be a good bet it will. If not I will try to change the flow around to get him to move where I want.

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Amazon.com: Coralife 08607 Lunar Aqualight High Output T5 Quad Lamp Fixture, 48-Inch: Pet Supplies

so as you can tell it would be a bare tank mostly, with the goal being the two clowns hosting the anemone in the middle.
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There is no guarantee the clowns will form a relationship with the anenome but I hope it works out.
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If you are going to go with a minimalist look for the tank I would drop it down to 10 lbs of live rock and just do a small mountain in the center of the tank for your nem to hopefully perch on.

How long are you going to wait before adding the nem?
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I wold have to let the tank run for at least 6 months before I add the Anemone!

I know there is no guarantee the clowns will form the relationship I would want, but I figure that I could take the ones back that don't form a relationship and get ones that will. Meaning I will just keep going though Clowns until they do. I figure with that being the only thing in the tank to take up residence in, it would be a very strong possibility they will.

I am just wondering what to add to the tank before I get the nem. Because I won't be putting my Clowns in until after I get the nem all settled in. Maybe a cleaner shrimp some snails and 2 Kaudern's Cardinals?

Would the light I listed be good enough for the nem??
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High output light looks good to me.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:04 AM   #6
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You do see that the light you linked is for a 55g tank? Its 48 inches wide.
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You do see that the light you linked is for a 55g tank? Its 48 inches wide.

Yeah, you have to click on the 24in x 3in option on the page. :-p Which is only $154.39. I had it selected when I placed the link, but I guess it just goes to the 55 as default.
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LOL, ok. Just checking. Didnt want you to mess up. hehe believe it or not some people do.

I also think a 4 bulb t5 should do the trick. It will also let you grow some coral if the desire ever arises.

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The reason I was asking if a 20 gallon was ok for this guy, was because Liveaquria said it should be in a 30, but that's because if you want more coral as it needs space so it won't sting other corals. So that's why I only wanted to do this guy only in a 20, plus I want the two clowns to host it. I figure with that being the only thing in the tank, the clowns would host it.

If it settles in an area I like, maybe a Frog Spawn, but that would be it. I don't want to make a mini reef, I just want a clown anemone relationship tank. Which is sounding like it can be doable. :-p
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