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khacho2 08-03-2011 05:39 PM

is my lighting good enough for carpet anemone?
 
i have a 60 gallon aquarium. Dimension 48 x 15 x 17. i have a coralife 48" t5 ho lighting fixture giving 54 watts of actinic and 54 watts of 10,000k daylight running for 9 hours a day. I am thinking of purchasing a electric green carpet anemone and was wondering if my lighting is sufficient enought.

Reefing Madness 08-03-2011 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by khacho2 (Post 764632)
i have a 60 gallon aquarium. Dimension 48 x 15 x 17. i have a coralife 48" t5 ho lighting fixture giving 54 watts of actinic and 54 watts of 10,000k daylight running for 9 hours a day. I am thinking of purchasing a electric green carpet anemone and was wondering if my lighting is sufficient enought.

If you ran both the bulbs with 10k or 12k lighting I would say possibly, I've known people to do it. But to thrive I'd say you'd need a 4 bulb unit or MH. Actinics are not considered in for actual lighting, but as color rendering only.

dfbiggs 09-23-2011 08:00 PM

I was wondering the same thing. I just saw an awesome GCA at Petco...I was surprised they were carrying something so nice. KHACHO2 what else are you planning for this tank?

trukgirl 10-10-2011 07:53 PM

That Carpet anemone can take over most of your tank if conditions are good though. I have seen some 2-3 ft across! They can get huge.

Project1 12-21-2011 06:21 PM

how old is your tank? from what i hear you need a year or older tank to keep a anemone healthy.

Reefing Madness 12-21-2011 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Project1 (Post 927351)
how old is your tank? from what i hear you need a year or older tank to keep a anemone healthy.

:thumbsup: Generally 6-9 month matruing period is advised.

aquakid 12-21-2011 08:09 PM

it really depends. be sure to place it at the highest point in the tank though

Reefing Madness 12-22-2011 09:47 AM

. Found outside of the reef it resides in soft muddy or sandy substrate and can attain a size of up to 3 feet in diameter. This colorful Anemone is also referred to as Haddon’s Anemone, Saddle Anemone, Saddle Carpet Anemone, or Saddleback Anemone. Haddon's Carpet Anemone have short, blunt tentacles with a very potent sting, and can be distinguished from their close relatives Stichodactyla gigantea and Stichodactyla mertensii by the lack of any coloration, spots or markings on the underside of the anemone and down its column.


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