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Blitz99
02/24/2015, 05:32 PM
I know how dumb that sounds but I really want an anemone but not the risk.

OrionN
02/24/2015, 07:36 PM
I know how dumb that sounds but I really want an anemone but not the risk.

There is no such thing. Anything non living will be coated with some sort of algae in 3 days

clownfish123321
02/24/2015, 08:10 PM
You can drop a football in the aquarium :lolspin: it will look like a bta in about NEVER! :lolspin:

oh207
02/24/2015, 09:41 PM
The question is confusing and is a contradiction.
If you are looking for fakes, like plastic made, then you can find soft plastic versions of anemones, but they are far from realistic.
If however, you are looking for a real coral that looks somewhat like an anemone, then a long tentacle plate is a good one to consider.

ThRoewer
02/24/2015, 10:05 PM
There are some silicone anemones - see these YouTube videos:

Aquarium Decoration Tutorial: How To Make a Silicone Bubble Tip Anemone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd1fe4pMNa0)

Fake Anemone Hosting Clownfish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPa-2ds4qRk)

Though these look pretty pathetic and I would prefer a flower pot in my DT tank over these.
The problem is that they made them solid and didn't sculpt them very realistically.
If you would make them hollow with a thin wall (think about it like a condom but a bit thicker) and sculpt it more realistically you cold come pretty close in look and feel for the clownfish.
After all an anemone is in essence not much more than a organic bag filled with water - that's what makes them so fragile.

30g
02/24/2015, 10:13 PM
what risk?:lol2:

AdamNC
02/25/2015, 11:10 AM
A Torch Coral looks similar and does not move around the tank.

Norman123
02/25/2015, 11:23 AM
I have two maroon clowns that love any Anenome to death... And I can't afford a huge one that might survive their attention... Is there anything I can offer them in place? (They ignore their clay pot)

Blitz99
02/25/2015, 03:47 PM
I meant fake like silicone..... Seems like a gel filled condom material would be perfect.

As for risk, I meant moving and stinging and getting stung.

Kidd Reef
02/25/2015, 03:58 PM
There are some silicone anemones - see these YouTube videos:

Aquarium Decoration Tutorial: How To Make a Silicone Bubble Tip Anemone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd1fe4pMNa0)

Fake Anemone Hosting Clownfish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPa-2ds4qRk)

Though these look pretty pathetic and I would prefer a flower pot in my DT tank over these.
The problem is that they made them solid and didn't sculpt them very realistically.
If you would make them hollow with a thin wall (think about it like a condom but a bit thicker) and sculpt it more realistically you cold come pretty close in look and feel for the clownfish.
After all an anemone is in essence not much more than a organic bag filled with water - that's what makes them so fragile.

Those actually look pretty awesome in my opinion...though i see what your saying about the thickness of the material. Might make one of those for my clowns as opposed to getting an actual anemone.

Martini5788
02/25/2015, 06:18 PM
Look up deep blue professional anemone on eBay. I started looking for a fake one yesterday and those look more realistic than the other ones I saw

Blitz99
02/26/2015, 08:00 PM
I wonder if a koosh ball would work.

Martini5788
02/26/2015, 11:24 PM
I wonder if a koosh ball would work.


That's the first thing that I thought of when I looked up fake anemones haha. They come with an oil on them though, so I wouldn't trust it. That's just me though

Blitz99
02/27/2015, 09:09 AM
i won't try it. But, that's the soft feel im looking for.