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Old 12-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #11
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In my opinion it would be the minimum you could get by with. I've only ever kept one nem and to be honest I returned it within 2 months because of the headaches that come along with them. lol
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the minimum i would go is a 4 lamp fixture. I would make sure it's a quality, individually reflected fixture and use high end lamps in it.
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so mr x the 4 tubes would be ok for a nem.. carey what headaches do they cause problems.. iv not looked into one yet but i know they need good lights
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anemones have the ability to move if they don't like where they are, for flow or lighting reasons etc. they can sting corals as they glide by, and they can also consume fish and inverts. while the latter is rare, it's happened.
i would think a 4 lamp would work, providing it's a good one with good lamps in it, as stated.
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Yep, agree with mr x. They can move about your tank at will, you have absolutely no control over where they go. They are known to get sucked up by powerheads, filters, overflows, anything they can get stuck in is fair game. I was also scared of it eating my fish, the nem when I returned it was 1/3 the size of the tank, took up the entire left side. everything avoided it and I had to place my corals far away.

The other consideration was that my tank was new and not established enough for my liking. It was an impulse buy on my part that i shouldn't have made.

good luck though!
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