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post #11 of 28 Old 01-18-2009, 03:33 PM
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100+ years? Amazing. If that's the case I would only consider 50+ years specimen in captivity a success, but that's just me. I know you guys are up to the task.
All of you reefers have superb looking tanks. One day....

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post #12 of 28 Old 01-18-2009, 04:30 PM
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ive actually heard 200+ and ive also heard they are eternal, meaning if they are under the right conditions they wont die.
either way, in the wild they live a long time.
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ive actually heard 200+ and ive also heard they are eternal, meaning if they are under the right conditions they wont die.
either way, in the wild they live a long time.
I've heard the same, but IDK i'd like to see a lot of research on that one before i believe it...

I've been thinking about the rock formation and i think i can give it a depth feel though my depth is lacking. I've been considering pulling the formation closer to the front of the tank and the setting some thinner LR/BR into the back ahd allowing the fish to swim through both formations. So it'll be 2 islands in the front and then having one or so in the back? Any thoughts?

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post #14 of 28 Old 01-19-2009, 02:06 AM
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I just saw this on a website: (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/blueplan...emone_bg.shtml)

"Life span
Sea anemones are anecdotally very long-lived, reaching 60-80 years and more. Like other Cnidarians, they do not age, meaning they have the potential to live indefinitely. Most fall foul to predators before a good age is reached."

(Not trying to hijack the thread but I'm simply amazed that a living organism has the potential to live indefinitely.) I've never heard of this before...

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I've heard the same, but IDK i'd like to see a lot of research on that one before i believe it...

I've been thinking about the rock formation and i think i can give it a depth feel though my depth is lacking. I've been considering pulling the formation closer to the front of the tank and the setting some thinner LR/BR into the back ahd allowing the fish to swim through both formations. So it'll be 2 islands in the front and then having one or so in the back? Any thoughts?

That sounds pretty sweet. Do you have inverts who burrow, i.e. nassarius snails, conchs, or sand-sifting star fish? I've found that when I start to put rocks throughout the middle and front of my tank, that it can tricky to still have open "sand" space for these animals to do their thing. Also, be sure to do something about your nassarius snails, if you have them, while re-arranging the rocks so that you don't put a rock on top of one

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ATM, i only have astreas and hermits. i don't have anything that sandsifts right now, so it wouldn't be a big concern for me. Also, i really don't have a want, to have them in my tank if ever.

Yeah, it's hard to believe that there's a creature that's is immortal (), but again i'd have to see some real good evidence on this. Plus one that they have been studying for over a few centuries. Many things are assumed. I'd like hard evidence, if they don't posses it then idk if i'd believe that.

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i know a guy that's had an anemone for almost 20years now and still going strong. He has had it split over 57times and it's beautiful green with orange tips.

There are obviously examples of success. I see it similar to keeping the Regal Angel. Are there hobbyists who have experienced success? Of course. Are there 10,000 to 1 who have killed the poor fish despite giving it the "proper" care? Unfortunately, yes.
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There are obviously examples of success. I see it similar to keeping the Regal Angel. Are there hobbyists who have experienced success? Of course. Are there 10,000 to 1 who have killed the poor fish despite giving it the "proper" care? Unfortunately, yes.

and you're absolutely right. I was just saying that he had an amazing anemone and for a long time. You should see it. He doesn't sell them either, he only gives them away for helping him in some way and only to club members.

What about a shelf or a plateau???

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post #19 of 28 Old 01-19-2009, 10:40 PM
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a shelf or plateau would be absolutely awesome. Unless you find the perfect rock(s) to do that, you'll have to get into drilling and acrylic rodding, or otherwise epoxying and tying, etc. If you go that route, be sure you update this thread or another, and explain how you did it! I'll be interested thats for sure, and may end up copying you Er, "borrowing" your idea

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dont buy expensive rods, use plastic coat hangers instead.
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