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Old 12/12/2010, 10:55 PM   #1
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Question Sand-dwelling anemone and eggcrate?

When I initially set up my tank I used eggcrate to put the rocks on as a piece of mind thing of myself. But now I'm curious, in doing that have I made it impossible to keep a sand-dwelling anemone since it won't be able to attach to the bottom glass? Thanks!


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Old 12/13/2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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I have eggrate on the bottom of my tank, and my LTA hasnt moved in over a year. Just make sure you have a deep enough sand bed and it wil lfind a happy spot.


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Old 12/13/2010, 10:50 AM   #3
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I used to always use a small glass dessert plate under the sand where I wanted the anemone to attach. I didn`t have eggcrate to deal with- but it makes moving them easier!


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Old 12/13/2010, 10:53 AM   #4
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My LTA attaches to the bottom of a rock under the sand. Eggcrate should not be a problem as long as you have 3 to 4 inches of sand where the anemone is.


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Old 12/13/2010, 04:58 PM   #5
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Great thanks guys, I was nervous that I might have screwed myself.


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Old 12/13/2010, 07:18 PM   #6
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My concern would be if you ever needed to re/move the anemone -- imagine that it would be very difficult if it was attached to the egg crate and the bottom glass at the same time.


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Old 12/13/2010, 07:57 PM   #7
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My concern would be if you ever needed to re/move the anemone -- imagine that it would be very difficult if it was attached to the egg crate and the bottom glass at the same time.
That's a good point, I didn't think it would attach at all with the eggcrate. I thought they needed smooth surfaces to attach to.


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Old 12/13/2010, 08:08 PM   #8
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See, don't know what they will do -- might not attach at all, might attach to only the egg crate, or to both.


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