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Old 01-04-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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1st reef tank 55 gallon help please

my tank has been cycled and i added 40 lbs of live rock early this week, and i now have blue tang, 2 clown fish and 4 chromis... its a 55 gallon and tooday i added an anemone which the person at the lfs told me its one that doesnt move?? i dont nno much about these so if someone can help me out with thjem it would be great... here are a couple pictures of everything... any sugestions would help... remeber i just started this tank this is my 3rd.. my other 2 tanks are predator tanks, this is my first reef tank so let me no..

this is the anemone... help with some info on it please...


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Old 01-04-2007, 07:38 PM   #2
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It looks to be Heliofungia sp. and not an anemone. I'm sure someone else will mention it, but your Hippo Tang will eventually outgrow your 55g
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
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it kind of looks like a bubble coral that has with drawled its polyps
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What is that in the middle of the rocks. Almost looks like a branching hammer coral but I cant see it too good. I think this is what James is talking about, a long tenacle plate coral. If it`s not then correct me James.

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that looks to be a plate coral my friend.

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Yeah that looks like a plate coral to me as well. Seems you may have been duded if you think you got an anemone.
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lol.... i guess i was lied to.. well now that i no its a plate coral any suggestion on what else i should do to my tank or how to make it better? ....
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It`s kind of hard to do without a knowledge of what you already have. Can you post a list of your equipment.
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one other comment that needs to be made is that even if you have proper lighting etc, anemone should not go into a new set up. Tanks should be about a year old before attempting this.
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i do have the proper lighting.. i have 2 26 inch 65 watts eachh..
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