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This is a discussion on Starting Bio-Cube 29G! Advice? within the Nano Reef forums, part of the Advanced Saltwater Discussion category; --> Originally Posted by andrewr2488 Well, I ordered the anemone! It will be a while before I can add him but I'm very excited regardless ...

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Starting Bio-Cube 29G! Advice?
Old 11-25-2011, 06:34 PM   #61
 
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Well, I ordered the anemone! It will be a while before I can add him but I'm very excited regardless
Very cool. And I like the way your doing it to.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:07 PM   #62
 
What do you mean?
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:59 PM   #63
 
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Not rushing into it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:54 AM   #64
 
Oh thanks, I really wanted the anemone and since it was the only one I could find I just jumped on it. He will be fine with my bro for awhile :D
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:14 PM   #65
 
Well, my tank is cycled. The lfs said I could add My anemone? He said if I add it first it would be better so I can see where it will stay, then place corals away from it.

Online liveaquaria said that this anemone prefers 4" sandbed and mine is only 1", is that a problem???
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:43 PM   #66
 
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Well, my tank is cycled. The lfs said I could add My anemone? He said if I add it first it would be better so I can see where it will stay, then place corals away from it.

Online liveaquaria said that this anemone prefers 4" sandbed and mine is only 1", is that a problem???
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Well, I am advising against getting the Anemone for a new tank, your LFS is trying to make a sale, and in my book is an idiot for telling you its ok to have one in a newly cycled tank. 6-9 months before you should keep one. But if you insist, you should add the sand needed for the Anemone to have a chance at survival.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:35 AM   #67
 
Heres the story. My tank has been up for 2 weeks or so, just finished cycling. I was told by a lfs that it was fine to add "anything which I figured was a bit drastic. I mentioned I ordered a anemone and it was going to stay in my bros established tank for a while. I live 3 hrs away from my brother and lfs told me it would be more stressful moving it tank to tank than it would be to just put it in mine to start. I didn't buy anything from him so I'm not sure that he was really trying to lure me in or just uneducated. I brought up the fact that it's not good to add anemones to young tanks and he said he hadn't had problems. What did I get myself into? I don't plan to add ANYTHING for about 2-3 months as not to upset the water. Maybe late January I'll get my clowns, hopefully. I really really hope my anemone makes it. Also, if I did have it routed to my brothers tank, would there be problems since he has a rose bubble tip anemone? Would his and my anemone co-exist or would one injure the other?? If so maybe It would fair better in my tank.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:40 AM   #68
 
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Size: 3"
West Australian purple tip marble anemone. This anemone has a purple oral disc and mouth. The tentacles are green and tan with purple tips. The underside of the oral disc is purple with white spots, with a smooth orange column and pedal disc.

This anemone prefers to attach firmly to a smooth surface with its pedal disc and most of the column buried in a fine, sandy substrate that is 4 inches deep.

This anemone has short and sticky tentacles and has been eating a mix of PE Mysis and finely chopped grouper and raw shrimp. This anemone is fully quarantined, and is maintained under 250-Watt Aqualine Buschke HQI double ended metal halide bulbs that are suspended 18" above the water surface in a raceway that is 16" deep. Diameter of the pedal disc is 1/2" and the anemone is 3" in diameter when fully open.

Is the 4" sanded absolutely required?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:55 AM   #69
 
I have not kept one so as far as having the depth needed for that type, I don't know. They 2 Anemones hsould be ok in the same tank, provinding the new one latches on no where near the other. It is ok to add those Clowns to the tank once the cycle is finished, you do not benefit by waiting any longer. The Anemone needs a mature system to survive. Like your guy at the LFS, you can add anything at anytime, but you are running the risk of killing it, it might survive and be fine, it might not. The clowns will help mature the system.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #70
 
So I should add the clowns? I didn't want to cause too much waste at this stage of the tank.
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