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Old 08-06-2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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They are dimmable so too much light shouldn't be an issue. Two LEDs might be a good idea to give you sps capabilities over the entire tank. That being said, I don't get mine until thursday and I'm just going from what I've heard a lot of other people say.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #12
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This is off topic but I do have a question for you guys. Do you know any place to get a good healthy anemone for the future online? All the nems at my lfs don't look very great. They are either floating around the tank or have a mouth that is loose, and semi bleached. I will need a big one when my tank matures because I have a full grown maroon clown pair and the female is approx 5 inches....
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Yikes! that's going to be expensive. What type? Rose bubble tip? You are going to pay upwards of $150 dollars or more for a large one, and buying a small one and growing it out in a tank with 2 large maroons is a tall order. I had a single maroon in a tank and it killed 3 anemones. The 4th one seemed to take the beating ok and lived. That was a green bubble tip. The others were rose. Perhaps the green might work better. Another option may be a carpet. They seem more resilient to shipping stress than the bubble tips.

Where are you located? There is a store in Frazer Pa that has a few XL RBTA's they are dying to get rid of. They are nice too. Probably 10"-12" across. I think I heard $60.00.
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I live in northern Kentucky. I was thinking a carpet as well but was worried because I have heard they are difficult to keep. I'm only looking to have just a nem in the tank. I have a small Haitian anemone in my 75 gallon and the clowns bout killed it hosting it. They were all over the thing like crazy! It never got a break from them and started to decline which made me have to put them in another tank. I really don't want to get rid of the clowns because it took me forever to make them a pair especially to find two gold stripe maroon where I live....😕
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #15
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And I have heard that they like to naturally host bubble tips, carpets and long tentacle? Is this correct? I was surprised when they hosted my Haitian but I guess they took to what they had present.
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I don't know. Someone gave me a carpet that was half shredded from a power head a while back. It disappeared into a rock and I didn't see it for months. I assumed it dead. It finally appeared and has been thriving ever since. It's about a foot across right now. I don't think they are as hard as you've heard.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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And mr x you have any tips for what t5ho bulbs you would use for the tank if I go that route?
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ATI blue plus, and ATI aquablue special.
They look great together IMO.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone for all the help! I have been blown away with this forum and how much help I receive from you guys. It just sucks not having a lfs to trust and learn from however you guys def make up for it. Have a great day and happy reefing!
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My 46 has a support with the light hung 10" above you won't see a shadow. No replacing bulbs I had 4 t5 fixtures wish I would of found this forum before I bought them that would of saved me cash. LEDs are top notch and inexpensive in the long run.
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