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cichlidconvert
03/04/2013, 04:53 PM
I'm adding a 45 gallon tank to my well established system ( over 1 year old) and wanted to put either a haddoni or a h. Mag or if it is dumb... both. I know that by not overfeeding I can avoid huge size issues but a 45 seems tight. My reasoning is they hang out at different levels in the tank. And would aleopathy be a problem with 120 total volume and running chemi-pure/ carbon?

bradleym
03/04/2013, 06:46 PM
In a tank that small, you may run into trouble getting light down to the Haddoni with the Mag up top. I have both in a 210 with no chemical issues so that part will likely be fine.

ct_vol
03/04/2013, 08:38 PM
I would think your trouble would be in providing ideal habitat for both in a tank that small. Mags love to be blasted with light and flow, where as haddonis do better in less flow... Just my thoughts. ;)

RossRalliart
03/04/2013, 09:32 PM
Too much risk for both anemones in such small water volume, my opinion.

cichlidconvert
03/04/2013, 11:12 PM
Thank you for talking me down off that ledge:) I know better than to put two in a 45. I'm just gonna pick one and make it all about the one and get a group of juvenile clowns. I think it would be cool as all get out. I have a 250mh for the 45. That should be enough for either. Well I can't wait to get the new tank up and running:)

bradleym
03/05/2013, 06:38 AM
I'm just gonna pick one and make it all about the one and get a group of juvenile clowns. I think it would be cool as all get out.

There's no room to hide in a 45g. I hope you have somewhere bigger to put them when they start to pair off.

cichlidconvert
03/05/2013, 08:02 AM
I have seen others that were successful at keeping groups of clowns when grouped together while still young. But if thats the exeption and not the rule then I won't do it. I'm not smarter than mother nature I just thought its been done. I just wanted to recreate what I see in pics from the wild. I have kept carpets successfully and bta's along with 8 different kinds of Coldwater nems. (in a Coldwater setup of course) I'm just wanting to do a species specific setup and don't want a tank of death. I don't have other places to put them once they pair off other than the lfs.

SNAKEMANVET
03/05/2013, 08:10 AM
I tried the group of juvies and it didn't last long,as soon as two of them paired up,they chased all the others.Some have done it,but I will not try it again.

cichlidconvert
03/12/2013, 02:40 AM
Ok new question. I was contacted by a local who has two beautiful gigs. One lime green and one royal blue. And I mean stunning! 12-14 inches across I want to put them in this tank and make them the only things in there other than a pair of clowns and something that eats algae. I don't need to worry. Right? The Nems have been with this guy for two months and no deflating amazing color and sticky and it's a 30 min drive to get the here. It sounds too good to be true. Except the price tag:( but I think it ought to be ok. As long as I wait to get them until after linking the systems. The seller is ok with this:)
Also is 250w and 108 watts actinic ok. It's 24" deep with a 4" sanded. Will I need to place them high. I know mags love to get right up there but i see gigs lower down and wonder if I need to make their perches low or high? Sorry I keep lotsa nems but never a mag.

SNAKEMANVET
03/12/2013, 05:33 AM
Your lighting should be fine,sounds like a great deal to get 2 establish gigs.