anenomes

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  1. Guest

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    thanx karla
    ;D
    im goin to scope out a new LFS that specialises in Lr an corals tommoz

    apparently there really good
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  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Thanx for the site Karla. I think my reef store has tank bred Quadricoloured anenomes, they are the kind aren't they?
     
  4. Guest

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    viking
    the light was used originally in a freshwater setup
    these days b4 i go an buy anything i like to get an opinion, so thanx, im gonna start lookin carefully at some new lights in the next few days, ive been recomended the marine-glo and aqau-glo lamps, there the only ones ive really seen around , an are sposed to be really good, u heard of them ??

    me an shrimp_man live in dif states
    were dif ppl
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I know you guys are different people (I can see IP addresses :) ) just my sense of humor guys.

    Did you get my email with your username and password? Can you send a reply and describe the problem you are having grasshopper?
     
  6. viking

    viking Plankton

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    [quote author=the grasshopper link=board=General;num=1042370959;start=0#12 date=01/17/03 at 03:22:56]viking
    the light was used originally in a freshwater setup
    these days b4 i go an buy anything i like to get an opinion, so thanx, im gonna start lookin carefully at some new lights in the next few days, ive been recomended the marine-glo and aqau-glo lamps, there the only ones ive really seen around , an are sposed to be really good, u heard of them ??

    me an shrimp_man live in dif states
    were dif ppl[/quote]

    Here is a good place to start you off looking.
    Aquaria Australia Cheepest place i have found on most things. Great service too. Aquastar are the ones i'd pick. 10,000 k so not so blue but give a nice colour to the tank.
    Cheers,
    Viking.
     
  7. Guest

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    thanx viking
    i had a look at a power glo globe this arvo, 9500k, the bloke i spoke to at this new reef shop i found(thats 3 in within half an hour now, there poppin up everywhere) said that it should do the job, im only looking to get anenomes at the moment, so he said it would do fine.

    do any of u guys have anenomes in with corals ?? i was told it wasnt a good idea to mix corals and anenomes ??
    and i was also told that u can mix dif species of clowns, aslong as they have their own host anenomes ??

    do any of u have crabs in ur tanks ?? are they worth lookin into ??

    thanx

    matt, i got ur email , did u get mine, my computer is buggered i think
     
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  9. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Granted I didn't read the entire thread yet, but are you kidding me, a power glo no, 4 maybe. Anemone's aren't a low light critter, they need tons of light (some more than the most light loving coral). Just wanting an anemone now is just like saying you want a reef tank, they have similiar requirements. They also are a very delicate creatures and with the questions I just read from Grasshopper, he shouldn't think about anemones yet, well maybe aptasia. The dude at your LFS is trying to make a sale, period. If he telling you that, don't be suprised, when he tells you that fish will only grow as large as your tank and dominoe damsels are just fine in a school ;). Clowns don't get along, even with their own, usually, and adding a bunch anemones won't get away from that. Just try adding a maroon in with a perc. We keep most clowns seperate at my facility, clarkii and false percs being the only one we don't. True percs, maroons etc. trash each other in seconds. Keeping clowns in schools or groups only work when they are small. As they grow, they will pair up or become sub-dominant (usually dying due to stress). A pair of clowns can be pretty nasty, I've got some little scars from my pair, they don't like that part of my glass being cleaned.

    want a low level anemone, look into cyranthus or tube anemone's. Low to no light, require feeding.

    Crabs, sure, checking the claws is a pretty sure fire method to determine if it's reef safe, although most crabs grow pretty large (emeralds get pretty big, and can do some good damage to the aquascape). If the tip is flattenned, like a plate, and it doesn't have internal teeth(claw), it probably eats algea. Keep in mind, it'll scavange in a secong though. Porcilain crabs are a great addition, the won't do any damage, their a filter feeder.
     
  10. thegrasshopper

    thegrasshopper Astrea Snail

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    gresham

    wat is the reccomended or minimum kelvin, wattage or lux reading for keeping anenomes ??????the minimum they need to survive? u work at a reef store dont u ?, would u be able to find out for me??? it would be greatly appreciated

    if u can find that out for me i can work out exactly how much light is needed in my tank to keep them

    ("physics is to do with everything, and wen i say everything, i mean absolutley everything" quote by famous Swansea High school physics teacher R vallender, whose complete an utter stupidity will help answer my anenome questions)

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  11. Guest

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    wats happened ??
    everyone jumped ship an moved to mexico ?

    undalay undalay yeepah yeepah [smiley=grin3.gif]
     
  12. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    No, I work in wholesale(we have our own collection stations/permits and collect along with 2 differeant villages in Baja), mainly Mexican stuff. I've worked in retail in the past for many years. As far a kelvin temp goes, it has ZERO to do with amount of light(well a little, higher kelvin(bluer) penetrates deeper) It's a rating of the color(spectrum) of light produced. I recommend @ least 4.5 watts a gallon(for lower light anemones, and they still need to be high up). I've got a sebea anemone I sold to some one a couple years ago. It's attatched to the highest rock in that tank, right at the surface. The tank is a 30g with 2x 55w pc's and 2x 13w pc, bringing to total wattage to 136w for 30g or 4.53 watts a gallon. Other anemones require more, although I've seen Condylactus thrive in less lighting, but clowns don't typically take to Condylactus. If your just looking for a host for your clown, try leather corals (sacrophytons) or pulsing xenia, both work great. The lowest light level anemones really aren't sold, they tend to be fish eaters by nature (low light = less dependant on sun, more on other food sources). We've got several out of the Sea of Cortez, some with great color. Currently, I'm trying all of them out in different tanks, some with high light, others with less. So far I haven't lost a single small fish. These might be good ones, I still don't think clowns will take to them though.