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Old 01-27-2005, 07:22 AM   #1
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How can I keep my anenome alive?

i recently purchased a XL anenome with a diameter of approx 1 and half foot (species unknown) currently im only running four 48inch fluro tubes 2 white 2 blue. i need more lighting how much do i need and what type? will haloides penetrate the depth of water. i have a 400 gallon system and the light must penetrate 2 and half foot of water. also should i be feeding the anenome? and is there any other important info i need to,know to keep this ananome successfully?


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Old 01-27-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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do you know what type of Anenome?



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It definately depends on what type it is.
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Old 01-27-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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to penetrate that deep 2+feet, you will really need MH lighting. Just what i've read.

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Old 01-28-2005, 05:14 AM   #5
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here is a photo of my anenome... does anyone know what it is and how should i look after ie feeding, light requirements etc...
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Looks like a Ritteri anemone to me. Heteractis magnifica or, H. magnifica. They are one of the more difficult species. They require very high lighting as well as lots of waterflow. It's an aggressive anemone that can sting corals. I would feed it once or twice a week with some raw shrimp pieces or maybe some silversides. Good luck.
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It does look like a ritteri, one of the most difficult anemone to keep.
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You could puchase retrofit kits which will have 2 metal halides on them that are 3 feet across with VHO to accompany them but they are pretty expensive. I'm saving up for one.
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I had a LT blue-tipped anemone that just died recently after doing so well for a long time.

He didn't seem to like much light. He always positioned himself underneath the rock. One day he decided to move around. He looked very bad so I put him back where he always was - and he improved. The next day he was on the move again. I decided to leave him whereever he wanted to go. Either he got stuck or picked a terrible spot, because he looked horrible when I found him. I moved him back to his old spot where he looked much better but died after a couple days.
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so if its a ritteri anenome.. has any one had experience with them successfully? if so any info to help keep it alive would be great. And how can i get my clowns to go into it? will this help it survive or is it not significant?

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