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Old 01-30-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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anemonies

Is an anemonie a coral, and does it require.specific lighting?
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Anemones are not coral, but most of the ones we like to keep are photsynthetic and therefore do need high intensity lighting.
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How big is your tank and what kind of light do you have?
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Anenomes are actually inverts. Most need high amounts of lighting. There are some that can handle moderate lighting.
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How big is your tank and what kind of light do you have?
I want to get a 100+ish litre tank, an i think regular flourescent
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So which could i consider
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Unfortunately, a regular output (probably 20 watt T8 or T12) bulb will not support photosynthetic inverts. If I were in your shoes, I'd be looking at a 4 bulb T5 HO lamp if you were set on an anemone or other corals.
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From what I've heard and read up on the 4 bulb t5 fixtures ae a great start for a lot of corals and should be good for an anemonie.
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I want to get a 100+ish litre tank, an i think regular flourescent
I agree that will not work. Regular flourecents will not work for anenomes. The T5HO was a good suggestion.
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