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01/27/2006, 09:54 PM
I want to make my cube into a Anemone tank. How long have some you waited before you got one(anemone)? Carlos Anemone Care sheet says to wait a month, some say a year. And also how do u know if your tank is stable or not?



01/27/2006, 10:04 PM
I would wait at least 3 months. They need real stable tank conditions and they are not that hearty.

01/27/2006, 10:04 PM
Once all the chems are in check just drop one in there.

To be honest i never tested my water before i shoved him in there either

Brandon's Reef
01/27/2006, 10:07 PM
Ive found anenomes easier than some lps I also never tested when I first dropped mine in but you do want to make sure your pH ammonia and nitrite are 8.3 and 0

01/27/2006, 10:14 PM
Thanks , yea my tank is full of PODS and other life. There are like a trillion at night. my Nitrite is 0 and Ammonia is 0 and PH is 8.2. I think i need to raise my SG tho, its 1.023.

Any other Suggestions?

Thanks alot everyone


01/27/2006, 10:17 PM
Another reason for the waiting period is so that the you are more intune with your tank and have a nice maintence routine.

01/27/2006, 10:20 PM
1.025-1.026 for anemones

corals b 4 bills
01/27/2006, 10:32 PM
Any SG over 1.025 is o.k. for anemonies, but if you want to keep fish thats another story. Fish cannot handle the salt content. Be aware.

01/27/2006, 10:33 PM
Not sure where you heard that, but it is simply not true.

It is amazing that I have kept all my fish at 1.026 for the last 10 years

01/27/2006, 10:37 PM
uhhh....1.0264 is NSW level........1.025-1.026 is most common kept sg for home reef.
FO or FOWLR will can have a lower sg.1.019-1.023, but i believe anemones like the nsw level and fish have no problem with it.

corals b 4 bills
01/27/2006, 11:05 PM
All I am saying is perameters can change in a tank that affects sg. High temps can elevate sg and of course evap. Its always good to have a little elbow room in case of an emergency.