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Old 12-20-2002, 09:47 PM   #11
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That's what I'm doing. Not sure about the lights. I've just returned from buying some more LR. I will invest in this until I have enough.

How important is a protein skimmer?
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A protien skimmer is a must. IN MY OPINION. It rapidly removes waste out of the water. Thus, helping to eliminate nitrate, rite, and ammonia problems in the future. I wouldnt set up a tank without at least 1 lbs of lr per gallon and a protien skimmer. Remember thats just my opinion.

Also if your on a budget, check out sea clone protien skimmers @ www.petwarehouse.com

I own one, I feel it is the best skimmer for someone on a smaller budget.
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Given what's in the tank right now, I'd say a lighting upgrade is the top priority for this tank. A protein skimmer can wait, in fact there are many successful reef tanks that do NOT use a protein skimmer. Water changes will suffice for maintaining water quality. If the lighting is not upgraded, the remaining anemone will likely die soon. The LR will also do much better with improved lighting as far as diversity of life.

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Old 12-21-2002, 12:59 PM   #14
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When a anemone lives in the ocean how deep of water are they in. I can't figure out why lighting is so important. If they are in 5 feet of water how much light can they possibly be getting.

Since I know nothing about lighting what do I need to get. I just spent $60 on bulbs at the lfs. The condy I bought is in way better lighting conditions now than it was, and he had these at the store for awhile. The condy is now hosting my sebae clown.

I've been checking out the seaclone 100 skimmer. Petsmart has them online for $80 and the LFS has them for $100. Wasn't sure if they were good.

It's been 4 1/2 days and my water is just now getting clear. I do have alot of dust on the bottom.

I am going to post some pics.
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Old 12-21-2002, 01:47 PM   #15
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There are also some really nice corals that fish will take to. But again, your lighting would most likely have to be more than what you have at the moment. My clowns didn't care for my bubble tip anemone, but they loved the pulsing xenia.
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Old 12-21-2002, 03:55 PM   #16
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The sun is its most intense in the tropics where these are most prevelent. It is very hard to match the intensity of the sun with artifical lights.

Aneneomes usually do not die a quick death but more often than not die a slow death of starvation.
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Old 12-22-2002, 01:46 AM   #17
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My percula's were living in my Anchor Coral before my tank sprung a leak.
They were very happy with this coral. My perculas would'nt even look at my Seabae Anenome. I would be very careful with Anenome's I guess what I have read about Anenome's in this site, I have been very lucky to have raised a Seabae and a Pacific Anenome for over two years now.
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My maroon clowns really like my anchor coral too. They also "flirt" with my pulsing xenia sometime. They feed the anchor, and try to feed the xenia some times. Im like, duh, you clowns, it dont have a mouth!! :P
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