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Old 11-22-2005, 05:47 PM   #1
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I have a fowlr tank that I am thinking of adding an anemone to for my perculas. I am not sure what lighting I need. I was told that the watts is what is important. I have 2 light kits,the tank is 72 long so I guess my bulbs need to be 36 inches. What bulb do I need? Brand names please. I thought that the coralife 10,000k was what I needed but I was told they were only 30 watts? I was also told that I will need a new light kit? not just a bulb? thanx

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Old 11-22-2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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no light that will go in the strip light you have will be adequate for an anemone. You can expect to spend several hundred dollars to perform the task you want, and that is if you are very lucky. The wattage would be up around 500 watts to do the job and that would require metal halide lighting or at a bare minimum T-5.
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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The place I purchased my lights from will sell 2 coralvue 250W retro kits shipped to your door for $350. After those lights are added you will be able to keep anything you want though.
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This will cost some money to accomplish. It is not as easy as going out and getting different bulbs. Check out www.aquatraders.com for a lighting option. Look at the 72in MH/CF fixture. For inexspensive lighting it is a pretty good deal.
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okay,so my nemos will have to wait a littke while. My tank has only been set-up for 8 weeks and there are still other things I need to get.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:55 PM   #6
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I'd wait up to 8 months before introducing an anemone into a tank. They do much better in established tanks.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:55 PM   #7
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Please, don't call them Nemos...that movie has killed more fish then we will ever know
I agree, give it some time. Anemones are delicate creatures and require a very mature tank...all good things come to those who wait.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:16 AM   #8
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sorry about the Nemo's. I know you proably don't want to hear this but me 5 year old named one nemo and the other is nano. My kids name all my fish. I'll just keep that to myself for now on.
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