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01/24/2006, 05:23 PM
What is the minimum lighting to have a healthy anemone in a 20H?15reg?
01/24/2006, 05:42 PM
in a what ? 20h 15reg?
01/24/2006, 06:38 PM
i wanted to know the light for both the 20H and the 15reg(i'm still planning my tank)
01/24/2006, 07:44 PM
20inch or 15inch?
what size tank are you planning (size matters)
What other kinds of corals and what not are you planning on?
01/24/2006, 10:32 PM
im looking at getting a BTA and i have a 6ft tank with 5ft x 10k fluoros and actinic . . . is there any anemones which will grow well in this tank and how long before i should introduce an anemone . . . my tank has been running for 3 mnths atm and wondering when an addition would be good :)
01/25/2006, 06:08 AM
the 20H is 16" tall and the 15 is 12" tall
01/26/2006, 06:11 AM
01/26/2006, 07:46 AM
aquariums that small dont run well IMHO, and by the time you are done really arent any cheaper than say a 55. I spent well over 200 making a 20 long and the temp/salinity fluctuations in it crashed it in around 6 mo. Fish you could probably get away with but leave the inverts out.
01/26/2006, 10:00 AM
To answer you question, 110 watts of pc would be ok for a BTA in a tank that size. Although, I would use more lighting if possible.
01/26/2006, 02:34 PM
Ya, the tank is to small travisufer. 55 is the safe way to go for your tank if you want an anemone.
01/26/2006, 02:39 PM
Funny, my two BTAs seem to be doing great in my 29g. They have been in there for over 3 yrs now. Along with a mated pair of GSM.
BTW --- The lights on that tank are 2 *96 pc (the 36" ones), and yes the hood hangs over the sides of the tank -- black duct tape stops the light spill over.
01/26/2006, 02:43 PM
Sure they are fine. Probly a little cramped in your tank and you probly won't be able to put anything eles in your tank coral wise. It also depends on your experience.
01/26/2006, 02:48 PM
They are more than just "fine"
But you seem to have your owe opinion about this, and I disagree.
01/26/2006, 03:03 PM
I had a happy Large GBTA in a 27 gal bowfront softie tank with (2) 70 watt halides and a RBTA in a 20 H SPS tank with a 150 watt halide. Both were awesome and never caused any problems or went on any walkabouts.
01/26/2006, 05:37 PM
Everyone has there opinion. Well from what im hearing now i guess its no different to house an anemone in a 55 or a 25. Just provide the right light and food and your on your way to a very happy anemone.
01/26/2006, 06:03 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6596075#post6596075 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by J8851
Just provide the right light and food and your on your way to a very happy anemone.
. . . and most importantly, water quality.
01/26/2006, 08:01 PM
i guess, as the soup nazi would say,"No anemone for you!"
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