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Old 03-22-2005, 09:32 PM   #11
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Very interesting, indeed. While lighting is important, this does raise some questions about just how important it is.
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wow... this is pretty interesting... I was just reading something on wetwebmedia earlier and the guy was chastising them for not having enough light...

who to believe...
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I've given this article alot of thought. And while it may be possible to have an anemone live without sufficient lighting, I've decided I'd rather have decent lighting and a nicely colored anemone than a bleached out creature in my tank. While, I believe the good doctor is right, it is possible to keep them alive that way, I think a good balance between the two and a clean stable system is best. JMO of course but, I dont' intend to change the way I've been doing things.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:26 PM   #14
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I think a good balance between the two and a clean stable system is best. JMO of course but, I dont' intend to change the way I've been doing things.
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Fluff, I think that is exactly what the Dr. was saying. He was also trying to force the point that if you omitted light, the anem would still survive but that if you omitted food (relying on micro, clown fishes, etc. to eat), your results would be far more negative.

I think the Dr. and most agree, a nice balance and color would be the optimum approach.
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I think the Dr. and most agree, a nice balance and color would be the optimum approach.
Actually most don't including myself. If you opt for the Dr's approach, it will end up in misfortune. Anemones do need supplimental proteins but how much varies from species and size of the animal in question. If you follow the advice he has given, you won't be successful. They are heavily light dependant and for the most part carbohydrate consuming animals.

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For those who can, you should come to the WAMAS MACNA XVII conference . Dr. Ron Shimeck is to be one of the speakers there. Maybe you can pick his brain there. Also, I don't know if anyone has noticed but that thread was writen 4 yrs ago. Every day we learn something new about how to care for our marine tanks. Four years can make a huge difference.

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Excellent post.

I was wondering why people here were saying that anemones required HIGH light when every anemone I've ever had tries to find cover from my regular ole' PC light.

I just haven't been feeding them enough...



The more I learn about this hobby, the more I think the quest for MORE and MORE light is pointless.
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