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dgtron
03/24/2013, 10:41 PM
Well, a Gigantea is new to my world although I have been into reefing for 5+ years.
Since I'm new to this, please help me understand the nem better.

Finally made up the courage to pick this guy up today. I have him in a 10G container with a Rock I'd like him to place on with a power head & heater.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-158N8IXo910/UU_GPiqVuKI/AAAAAAAAEmA/F7pR1B1esLc/s1095/IMG_1816.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Pz7N0pafa3Q/UU_GP2E0MHI/AAAAAAAAEmM/nOevsH2bz_c/s1095/IMG_1817.JPG

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Apologize for the poor quality pictures.

worm5406
03/24/2013, 10:47 PM
Nice... I thought you would get him...

I am going to follow and ask lots of questions as I want to add one to my tank one day.

dgtron
03/24/2013, 10:50 PM
Nice... I thought you would get him...

I am going to follow and ask lots of questions as I want to add one to my tank one day.

Please do, I get an opportunity to learn. I take things for granted which eventually comes back & bites me. :bounce3:

nemoboy1
03/24/2013, 11:00 PM
It looks good so far and doesn't look to be bleached at all. Did you get it from a local reefer? Good luck

dgtron
03/24/2013, 11:08 PM
It looks good so far and doesn't look to be bleached at all. Did you get it from a local reefer? Good luck

Got it from LFS. AquaPros @ Glen Ellyn IL

D-Nak
03/24/2013, 11:51 PM
For an acclimating gig it looks REALLY good. Nice color and great tentacle extension. This isn't the same gig you posted about previously is it?

dgtron
03/25/2013, 12:15 AM
For an acclimating gig it looks REALLY good. Nice color and great tentacle extension. This isn't the same gig you posted about previously is it?

Thanks!
It's the same one. I picked it up today.

xtlosx
03/25/2013, 06:29 AM
looks as good as he did on Friday when I picked up my green. Good luck keep us updated!

cet98
03/25/2013, 08:39 AM
beautiful dgtron....nice pickup! :D
would love to see this bad boy when it gets into the DT ;)

xtlosx
03/25/2013, 08:41 AM
Shaun one observation.... I posted an update this morning, my green gig went from 3.5" to about 8-9" overnight after apparently now becoming acclimated... Yours was already at least 5" or so over there, wondering if yours will get MUCH larger when it's ready.

Just an observation but keep an eye out, yours might get much larger and it will look even better. The color was AWESOME when I saw it. congrats!!

dgtron
03/26/2013, 11:02 PM
Shaun one observation.... I posted an update this morning, my green gig went from 3.5" to about 8-9" overnight after apparently now becoming acclimated... Yours was already at least 5" or so over there, wondering if yours will get MUCH larger when it's ready.

Just an observation but keep an eye out, yours might get much larger and it will look even better. The color was AWESOME when I saw it. congrats!!

Thanks Tom, so far he is about 5-7"

dgtron
03/26/2013, 11:13 PM
I had to move the nem into my reef system (refugium now converted into Anemone - Clown fish hangout). He has just been there for an hour, mouth is slightly open, but not gasping.
I tried feeding the nem some scallops in QT, never ate it, he seemed to not like it at all.Neither did my fish like the scallops :hmm3:
Another thing is: Seems like the tentacles of the nem touched a heater or something, few tentacles (a very small section) were white & stressed.

Finally question, the base of the anemone is Green, is this a characteristic of a Gigantea?


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https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X_nl41s4BcQ/UVJtbPd5q-I/AAAAAAAAEnI/PfRaWJPolXU/s821/IMG_1825.JPG

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OrionN
03/27/2013, 06:17 AM
That is a Gigantea without a doubt. They usualy have color foot

xtlosx
03/27/2013, 06:43 AM
Interesting... a green foot? Wonder if my green gig (which came from the same store and likely same collection point in the ocean) has a green foot that doesn't have much color yet???

That is a Gigantea without a doubt. They usualy have color foot

Looking good so far, keep him healthy!

dgtron
03/27/2013, 09:00 AM
Fortunately I don't have as much responsibility on the giga anymore....the clown was adopted by the nem.

My concern now is why would the anemone not eat the scallops? I have never had an anemone reject Food.

xtlosx
03/27/2013, 09:11 AM
Fortunately I don't have as much responsibility on the giga anymore....the clown was adopted by the nem.

My concern now is why would the anemone not eat the scallops? I have never had an anemone reject Food.

Wouldn't be so concerned about that, it's a new import, acclimating and getting used to life in your system. Has it deflated at all? How is the mouth? Overall is it rigid looking or does it look good?

You don't want to feed them right away if they can't handle it, let them use their energy for getting stronger and not digesting...

Give the nem time, it just came from halfway across the world.

cet98
03/27/2013, 09:50 AM
Wouldn't be so concerned about that, it's a new import, acclimating and getting used to life in your system. Has it deflated at all? How is the mouth? Overall is it rigid looking or does it look good?

You don't want to feed them right away if they can't handle it, let them use their energy for getting stronger and not digesting...

Give the nem time, it just came from halfway across the world.

+1 :thumbsup:
it's been through a lot at this point and just needs to settle in....
I typically won't target feed my new additions until I see them find their "spot". They need their energy to do that first and foremost IMO.

Rare Angels
03/27/2013, 10:21 AM
Anemones don't need to eat right away, in fact it can cause them extra stress. Let it settle in for a few days and keep an eye out for it deflating and mouth gap.

dgtron
04/02/2013, 07:45 PM
Finally the Giga & the clowns made the trip to my 300G display.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Tg3IPxJaB6M/UVt7TdHQ2dI/AAAAAAAAEn0/taWeMm3nnSU/s1095/IMG_1833.JPG

So far so good. I feel the nem is comfortable. Mouth is closed.
Share your opinions.

xtlosx
04/02/2013, 07:59 PM
Looks awesome!!!! Congrats... These nems from AP seem to be rather healthy from what I can see.... all of them.

Typlus5
04/02/2013, 09:21 PM
What/where is ”AP?

taylor t
04/02/2013, 09:49 PM
What/where is ”AP?

LFS near us. :)

dgtron
04/02/2013, 11:05 PM
Need some suggestions regarding the height where the anemone will feel comfortable. It is almost to the mid level of the tank. The tank is 24" tall with LED's.

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Full tank Shot
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KUtFqMIDKkg/UVup4Mweo5I/AAAAAAAAEoE/5fy4LMLEGF8/s1095/IMG_1842.JPG

worm5406
04/02/2013, 11:07 PM
On that top spire where the orange is.

That is my opinion...

Loves the light.

Ohh... Nice shots.. Nice tank... !!!

OrionN
04/02/2013, 11:15 PM
Very nice tank. How big is the tank? How much LED and what type? How do you like it?
This have nothing to do with where I think your anemone need to be. I think if he is unhappy, he will move up or down.
I am building a 340 g tank and have 3X Radion G2 and 2X Radion G1 with TIR. My tank is 28 inches high and 36 inches wide. I wonder if this is enough for my Gigantea and SPS.

dgtron
04/02/2013, 11:23 PM
I have a 300G display built in wall. 90" X 30" X 24"H
I built my own LED's using BridgeLux chips. Love it so far. Especially with the colors, customization & SPS growth. I've had the LED's for over a year now.
I really like the ability to control my colors & brightness of LED's using my APEX. I'm sure a lot of the current fixtures come with this feature, but I like the 1 stop show: Apex.

I recently replaced 4 MP40 & 1 Tunze 6205 with 5 WP40's. I'm getting a lot more random flow, much much quieter & fish & coral seem to like the random flow pattern.

OrionN
04/03/2013, 08:35 AM
How thick are your glass. Does the MP40 have problem with 3/4 inch thick glass?
I was told by someone local that this may be a problem. My tank will be 3/4 inche thick glass. Right now I have 1 MP60 and 4MP40 and don't know if I should change it all to MP60 (total of 2 or 3)

dgtron
04/03/2013, 09:32 AM
I got away with a 1/2" glass. I must say I did occasionally have issues with MP40 slipping across the glass. But this could very well be due to the rubber losing grip.
I'd certainly do more research with MP40 on 3/4" glass.

Minh, look into a Jeabo WP40. For the price you will not go wrong to try. I replaced all mine & with the extra money got some spare as well. I personally notice a better flow & lower noise than MP40. Down side is it is a Tunze footprint.

xtlosx
04/09/2013, 10:39 AM
Any updates? How is yours doing?

dgtron
04/09/2013, 03:02 PM
He is doing well. Last week end I turned on the lights to manual On & forgot to switch them off for a full day. He was the smartest creature to move lower the rock & take some shade. He's slowly creeping back up now.
Otherwise in Good shape.

xtlosx
04/09/2013, 04:14 PM
He is doing well. Last week end I turned on the lights to manual On & forgot to switch them off for a full day. He was the smartest creature to move lower the rock & take some shade. He's slowly creeping back up now.
Otherwise in Good shape.

Pics or it didn't happen! :-)