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jeffwee559 04-25-2007 10:49 PM

normal for anemone?
i recently bought a carpet anemone and its been a week about and the first day it flipped itself over and then i flipped it back over and it was alittle shy then opened up after 2 days then my domino had some fun with it then my percual clown took it over and now it keeps shrinking up and opening then shrinking back up. is that normal?

tangy 04-25-2007 11:14 PM

hello! i tell you i once bought a condylactus anemone and it did the same couldnt wouldnt ground itself to a rock and it tipped over a couple of times and then shrunk, then opened, and repeated this untill it died. if you are underfeeding it, or dont have enough wattage or your water is in bad condition, then the anemone will tip over and release bad water into your tank. did you give it a proper current to allow water to flow through its tentacles?? this is what people tend to mess up. anemones need strong light and current to create zooxanthellae, wich it needs to survive.

caferacermike 04-26-2007 12:46 AM

I mentioned in one of the previous hundred threads about this same anemone, you probably do not have an adequate set up for such a fragile anemone.

jeffwee559 04-26-2007 09:26 AM

Well i have a 260 watt coralife light with around 700-800 gallons per hour being cycled and it feed the anemone about every 3 days.

nbassis 04-26-2007 04:18 PM

How big is your tank?

caferacermike 04-26-2007 04:36 PM

260W coralife sounds like a power compact fixture to me. Unless it's over a 10g it's way to little. If it was over a 10g tank then the tank itself is way to small. Your argument is not a sound one. Please do as much research as possible about the anemone you are slowly killing. It is to beautiful to die this way.

My carpet and Ritteri anemones are each directly under a 250w halide (2x 250w halides and 200w power compact over a 75g, about 10wpg) and only 3 inches below the waters surface.

Before you start arguing, check the books. I'm not trying to bully you. I'm not trying to belittle you. I'm just trying to get you to understand that the creature faces a slow death in your system. They live almost a hundred years in the oceans.

jeffwee559 04-27-2007 12:31 AM

its a 60 gallon tank... i dont see how that would be not enough everyone i said was the perfect lighting for my tank, i paid 300 dollars for the light it better be good enough.

this is the light

i do my research so dont try and make me feel stupid please.

caferacermike 04-27-2007 04:24 PM

I run 10wpg and feel it's a little low. You run 4.3wpg and you are going to tell me that is plenty of light for the most demanding of all anemones? Not to mention that you are running a mix of regular spectrum lighting and actinic, this reduces the overall USABLE growth spectrums of light.

I never said you were stupid. You are now lashing out at someone that can help you, is trying to help you, and that shows a sign of arrogance that suggests to anyone reading that you in fact did not do enough research or you would already know what I just said. I won't help you any further as you are set in your ways, did so much research before hand that you should not have needed to come online to ask a simple question in 3 different threads. By asking the question you either did not do the homework necessary or are now trying to divert that attention.

IE: Arguing online without any supporting facts is what can make a person look stupid in the eyes of others. Be careful what you write.

anemone 04-27-2007 07:54 PM

jeffwee559 wrote


i do my research so dont try and make me feel stupid please
I am sure that caferacermike did not try to make you look stupid in anyway!
All he is trying to do is help you with your Anemone, which shows he is a caring person.

I would listen to what he says, he know's what is required for your setup & he is not afraid to tell you!
please don't knock the guy, when all he is doing is what you asked for at the beginning, HELP

fish_4_all 04-27-2007 09:21 PM

Well I couldn't find anything specific but everything that listed a light requirement for carpet anenome said you need at least 5 watts per gallon of metal halide lighting, minimul. This was not counting the Actinic lighting in the watts/gallon but you also needed the actinic for the spectrum needs.

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