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Old 04-17-2014, 12:45 AM   #1
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Rose Tip Anemone lighting?

I would like to add a rose tip anemone to my tank. While I think my lighting is excellent, I want to make sure. I have a four bulb lighting system that has two 10,000k white light and two actinic blue lights. A total of 320 watts which gives my tank about 3 watts per gallon.

I only had the light up for about a 2 weeks now.

I am also wondering about feeding. I am hoping my black clown will host it. They said that if you have a clown hosting you will not need to feed it, but if your clown does not host than you do need to feed it.

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How old is the tank? And how deep?
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:00 AM   #3
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Two weeks and only 24in deep. It has rock and sand from the old tank. I moved it all from my old tank. Including all the filtration. The only new filtration is the large wet/dry i included.

All the rock is from my old tank (100 pounds) and all my sand is from the old tank (90 pounds) but 60 pounds.

This stuff has been in the old tank for over a year. The tank may be new, but everything in it has been established for over a year. I got pods and small star fishes everywhere.

The tank has been up for 2 weeks.
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I would love to be able to get this guy and start to get some growing in my tank to sale. I might buy a few and propagate them in a separate smaller tank. It does not seem that difficult to propagate anemones and it could help me supplement my hobby.

This of course would be a little down the road, I would like to get one first and see how it goes.

I also heard that a good way to get your clown to host is to get a small bowl and fill it up with tank water. Take the clown and anemone and put them in. Once the clown finds it he will never leave it. Of course this seems like a REAL risky method, but I have heard of it working on the most stubborn of clowns. I would just hope mine would host the anemone without any issues. Most people say that a clown not hosting it is rare and that usually they end up right on it within minutes. With my luck my clown would need the bowl method. LOL
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I would say a 6 or 8 bulb unit would be best for nems in a tank that deep. There is also no way to force a clown to host IMO, even isolating them doesn't work 100% of the time, both animals have minds of their own and will do what they please. I would also wait at least 6 months before trying one, even though you transferred everything I would still let the system mature.
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I can always just buy another Dual lamp T5 lighting system and hook it up to a timer. That wouldn't be an issue at all. A 48in lighting system would work to add a little extra lighting to my tank. I do have lamps already that could work, I would just need to buy new bulbs for them. Should I just make them both 10,000K white lights or should I just add one white and one blue in it?

They are cheap if I buy 2 30in ones and hook them up to a timer next to my 4 light lamp system. So lighting won't be an issue if I need to add on.
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I can always just buy another Dual lamp T5 lighting system and hook it up to a timer. That wouldn't be an issue at all. A 48in lighting system would work to add a little extra lighting to my tank. I do have lamps already that could work, I would just need to buy new bulbs for them. Should I just make them both 10,000K white lights or should I just add one white and one blue in it?

They are cheap if I buy 2 30in ones and hook them up to a timer next to my 4 light lamp system. So lighting won't be an issue if I need to add on.
So you will have a 4 bulb that spans the whole tank, right? But the 2 30in ones would do half the tank each right? I guess I'm kinda confused lol.
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Yes, the 4 light system is 60in.

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I also got 5 of these lamps already (pics below). They are 48in. I am only able to add one because of the other light taking all the space in my hood. So I can not add two, but I did add it already to check it out. The worst I will have to do is just buy new bulbs for the light. I bought the 5 lamps from a pet store upgrading their lights. I got them for 5 bucks each. I never used them in my tank because I felt they did not provide enough light and they all wouldn't fit into my tank, plus it would have made a huge mess of wires. LOL

So as of right now, I got 6 lamps shining in my tank. 4 are 60in lamp and 2 are 48in lamps.

The ones in my 4 lamp fixture are only 2 weeks old and the ones in the 2 lamp fixture, I have no clue how old they are. :-p So I will need to replace them before I put the anemone in. I am also thinking of getting new whites for my 4 lamp fixture that are not Odyssea. I am just praying my Odyssea has no issues like so many say they have with them. :-p

I said I was going to buy two new 30in ones to span my whole tank before I realized I already had dual T5 lighting fixtures. I forgot about them. LOL
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Ah ok got it. Yeah adding 2 more would definitely help.
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The one light makes it look more purple in my tank.

Would you suggest just making the smaller fixture just two more white 10,000K bulbs and only have the 2 blue ones in my 60in unit?
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