clowns and Anemone

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hi not been on for a while the new tank seem to be doing well at the moment the fish lemon damsels and clowns,red fire shrimp and blue leg hermit are all fine . water perm are all ok apart from nitrate small rise but did an small water change this morning .like a newbie in a rush but don't ask me why i did it i went out to get another soft coral frag for the tank and came back with an Anemone instead the place i got it from told me the name but by the time i got back home and a few beers later i forgot the name of it can anyone tell us please.i place it at the front off the tank at the bottom this morning and it looks like its moved slightly. so far its looks ok since i put it in the tank but i guess time will tell but tonight the bigger clown of the two seems to be enjoying itself in the  Anemone. and yet again the red fire shrimp as shed its shell twice in two weeks is this normal?

vid of clowns and Anemone: https://goo.gl/photos/DJZYXC2iH5LHj43r7

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Reply #1

Hi,

The anemone is a Heteractis Magnifica. A very healthy looking one.

Anemones in general aren't for new tanks, and the Magnifica isn't one of the easiest, which would be a bubble tip or the little mini-maxi carpet anemone variants.

It needs to get anchored into some rock long term, but be massively cautious of it detaching from the glass and drifting, as it'll end up in a powerhead. Don't move it manually, but I'd try putting a trail of rocks from the glass to the scape. If it wants to move, it'll have solid ground to do so.

I don't think your tank is ready for it, but all the best with it.

What is the lighting btw? It looks bright, but H.Magnifica do need some watts. That purplish brown colour it has is what shows it's health.
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Hi,

The anemone is a Heteractis Magnifica. A very healthy looking one.

Anemones in general aren't for new tanks, and the Magnifica isn't one of the easiest, which would be a bubble tip or the little mini-maxi carpet anemone variants.

It needs to get anchored into some rock long term, but be massively cautious of it detaching from the glass and drifting, as it'll end up in a powerhead. Don't move it manually, but I'd try putting a trail of rocks from the glass to the scape. If it wants to move, it'll have solid ground to do so.

I don't think your tank is ready for it, but all the best with it.

What is the lighting btw? It looks bright, but H.Magnifica do need some watts. That purplish brown colour it has is what shows it's health.

thx mike for the info i wasn't told all this from the shop where i got it from >:( but this morning it has moved  again slightly  about two inch along the front glass but looks rock solid stuck to the glass at the bottom at the moment,if things gets too much our kid said he will take it .the lights came with the tank is an high proformance Blue and White 0.2w low voltage LEDs they are quite bright even during the day.

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Reply #3

You can't trust the LFS to be honest with you, as most of their customer base doesn't have big established tanks with excellent, powerful lighting, and so they'd be advising most of their customers against buying most of their stock.

They seem to be regular LEDs not the chip type, which are 20x more powerful, each.

What's the total wattage of the LEDs? I.e, if they're 0.2w each, how many are there?
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there are 4 strips of white led with 7 white led lights on each strip and a single blue stripe with 7 leds on if that helps . i got to say that it does throw out some light

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Reply #5

How bright it appears isn't important. Your eyes can deceive you. If there are 35 LEDs that are 0.2w each that's 7W total power, that can't be right, that's nothing at all. It'd need to be 10x to 20x more to be adequate.

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update on the anemone it has moved its self along the front of the tank at the bottom from left to right side and now this morning its moving its self up the rocks. to me it looks happy enough but am no expert on them but the clowns loving it specially the bigger one of the two she just won't leave it alone. new lights coming today
up dated pic below.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNoqLouOajVBiua9Jb_8BQ8m_sVY4rNaEEyzS5CIJfpUAj8t93WmaN6otUpkKcE-w/photo/AF1QipMkKUORUoRxTEZMqAv6bnBGUlzk4bdyjUuOnYk1?key=RjZoenlaVnlWODVQM0J3X2RfalduOVgyaklad1B3

https://goo.gl/photos/wstCneRcQZKAD5UN9

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Reply #7

Looks much healthier! 

I tried to embed those photos for you, but messed up the first link somehow.
@Mike not sure how to recover the changes?

@chilliman you can load the pics directly on here by going to 'Go Advanced', then browsing for them, or dragging and dropping them in.
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Looks much healthier! 

I tried to embed those photos for you, but messed up the first link somehow.
@Mike not sure how to recover the changes?

@chilliman you can load the pics directly on here by going to 'Go Advanced', then browsing for them, or dragging and dropping them in.

i did try to do it that way but for some reason i was getting error messages  :|

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Reply #11

almost three weeks since the 1st post  i have changed the lights to an 16 w leds and the anemone  looks like he is happy still .it has moved quite a bit since and now on the move upwards on the high rocks as said before the clowns are in their delight they just won't leave it alone.am i just lucky on this anemone still healthy considering the tank is about 2 months old or am i jumping the gun too soon




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