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Old 01/16/2020, 11:32 AM   #1
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Anemone

Hey my kids want to put an Anemone in our tank

we have a 43 gal cube that has been up and running for about a month

was started with live sand and life rock.

Looking for how long before I can put in an anemone

also which one should I look for

I do have clown fish so I think the kids want the anemone and clown fish to be "friends"

any help would be great

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Old 01/16/2020, 12:19 PM   #2
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Hey my kids want to put an Anemone in our tank



we have a 43 gal cube that has been up and running for about a month



was started with live sand and life rock.



Looking for how long before I can put in an anemone



also which one should I look for



I do have clown fish so I think the kids want the anemone and clown fish to be "friends"



any help would be great



Thanks


You should wait 5-8 months before adding an anemone. Your system needs to be mature.

Per the advice of my LFS - As far as water parameters go, 0 ammonia (anemones cannot tolerate any) and keep nitrates under 20. Keep phosphates reasonably low - they donít need to be SPS quality but you canít have over 1.0 either.

Besides that just make sure you have flow and light in your tank. Be prepared for the anemone to run around and try to find a spot it likes.


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Old 01/16/2020, 12:22 PM   #3
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As long as the tank has fully cycled and there is no ammonia present then you can start adding creatures (including anemones)..
Patience is always a positive in this hobby though so waiting until the tank has gone through its post cycle "ugly stages" would certainly be a good idea .. (Get through the diatom and more importantly potential cyano ugly stage before adding)

Anemone typically require a suitable light source for energy.. What type of lighting do you have on the tank?


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Old 01/16/2020, 01:18 PM   #4
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Stability is important for an anemone, and at one month, your tank is still "swinging" chemically. The general recommendation is to wait at least six months.

Lighting will be the next key element - so, what type of lighting do you have?

Condylactis (Condy/Florida) anemones are the easiest type of anemones to keep that are generally available in the hobby, but they are not clownfish-hosting anemones, so with a few rare exceptions, your clowns won't "go there."

The easiest "host" anemone is the bubble-tip (entacmaea). Most clowns will host in a bubble-tip, but be advised these anemones wander to find the spot they like best, and that can be on the back of the rockwork or on top of your favorite coral. Also, when wandering, they tend to find powerhead and pump intakes and get shredded, so make sure any intake is covered with a sponge or sock covering.

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Old 01/16/2020, 04:36 PM   #5
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I have the following light

30W LED 12K White & Actinic


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Old 01/16/2020, 06:26 PM   #6
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I have the following light

30W LED 12K White & Actinic
You need something thatís 150w and full spectrum like a Marsaqua or reefbreeder or another black box led.


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