Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-24-2005, 08:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brunswick, MD
Posts: 68
Anemone Advice

I am picking up a BTA tomorrow and was wondering if I could get some advice on how to place it in my tank. I know that they can sting and was wondering how to go about getting it settled in the tank.
__________________

__________________
GSXRDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
I would cup it under the foot, trying to avoid the tentacles if you are worried. I'm not sensitive to anemone stings so, I've been lucky. As for positioning, just place it on the rocks. It will wonder around the tank til it finds it's happy spot.
__________________

__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 09:00 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: texas
Posts: 1,510
After you acclimate it properly(imo at least an hour of drip acclimation) Scoop it into a net and set it on the substrate where you think you might like it to go. Make sure there is a lr with maybe an overhang. It's going to go wherever it wants to anyways but if you give it an overhang it is more likely to attach to it. Turn off the powerheads and give it a couple of hours to attach itself. If you leave them on they will just push him around and he may have a hard time attaching or get caught in one. Don't panic if he looks like crap or shrinks up to nothing but a blob. You might even want to turn the lights off for an hour or so to help him get used to your tank first.
__________________
Good luck! Kat
90 malawia cichlid
55 planted tropical community
http://www.aquarank.com/in.php?id=fishfree
electrikat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brunswick, MD
Posts: 68
Thanks
__________________
GSXRDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 10:32 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Quote:
just place it on the rocks. It will wonder around the tank til it finds it's happy spot.
Once it is settled in do ot try to move it, even if it is in a spot that you do not like. Good luck with the anemone.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 06:49 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brunswick, MD
Posts: 68
Great news!! I got my bta and 2 ocellaris clowns, within 2 hrs of being in the tank the clowns had already found the bta and were hosting with him. So far all look healthy and happy. Not bad for ordering online
__________________
GSXRDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 07:06 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
Awesome! Is this from the place you told me about(Vivid)? Please give updates from time to time. I've still not made a decision on where to get mine.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 07:21 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brunswick, MD
Posts: 68
Yeah it was vividaquarium.com. They arrived at about 9 this morning from Fed-Ex. Acclimated them over about an hour then released them. The clowns paired up and toured their new digs and the anemone crawled around for about an hour or so before he planted center stage at the base of a piece of lr. the clowns keep sswimming away then coming right back. After the mess I had with the damsels this is like a breath of fresh air!! What I got into it for
__________________
GSXRDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 07:32 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Fluff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 11,423
That's great. Sounds like you had good luck with them. I was just browsing their site again. Perhaps I'll give them a shot.
__________________
~Cindy
Fluff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 07:35 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Brunswick, MD
Posts: 68
I'd recommend them to anyone. Polite, knowledgeable staff (my lfs said a BTA and an ocellarris wouldn't host), good prices and great results
__________________

__________________
GSXRDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
anemone

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anemone Advice ? KaceFace Nano Reefs 7 12-25-2009 08:27 AM
Anemone.. any advice?? rkmcewen Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 8 10-31-2008 08:12 PM
Carpet Anemone Advice ralphiedoodle Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 31 05-08-2008 02:26 PM
New anemone, need advice on care shuboney Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 01-03-2005 10:45 PM
Anemone advice?? Hookman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 12-28-2004 05:34 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.