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Old 03-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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I started keeping underwater creatures in captivity about 4 years ago. Within the first year I moved from a 3 gallon tank to a 100 gallon (freshwater). At that time I decided to give saltwater a try and was quickly won over.
Since then, I no longer have a freshwater tank. My saltwater is a 26 gallon bowfront with 2 oscellaris clowns, a goby, a chocolate chip starfish, and an anemone (which was just added yesterday).

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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Welcome Mick. You are going to need a lot stronger lighting for that anemone than the stock hood.
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Welcome Mick. You are going to need a lot stronger lighting for that anemone than the stock hood.
How would I go about doing that? And is that why he so puffy right now?
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It looks like it should in my opinion. Once you get stronger lighting it will probably gain some color.
How I would go about getting stronger lighting is to measure my tank length and width, decide what creatures I was going to keep in it, and purchase a fixture that will fit, and support them.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:43 PM   #5
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The light itself isn't stock. I'm not sure on the specks, but I got it because it is made to emulate Tropical lighting. It's much brighter than the image shows.
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It looks like a stock 29 gallon hood. It's probably got a single T8 lamp in it. Turn it over and look. That will not support an anemone.
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The lamp is a Coralife 10,000k. F15-T8-BP.

What should I be looking for?
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If I'm not mistaken, that's a 15 watt T8 lamp. It's a stock fixture and it will not support photosynthetic creatures, except for maybe algae.
the 10,000k is just the color temperature of the lamp.
You need something much stronger. I would suggest at least a 4 lamp T5 HO fixture, something like this:
Current USA Nova Extreme T5 Aquarium Lighting Fixture, 4X24 Watt, 24 inch
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