Anenomies can be tricky but I have spent hours researching them and the position I placed my anenomie was actually built around its needs.
It has like a cave so it can pull back out of the light if it wants and the base rock under it has really deep crevices so it can bury it's foot deep.
Flow I found also to be very important they need just enough to keep them swaying and to bring some food there way even though they get just about all they need via the zooxanthellae within them.
I do however treat mine now and then to a nice chunk of mussel and it does appreciate it as seen here :)
Stability is also another key thing needed for one if paremeters are swinging like a pendulum then one is going to struggle in my opinion.
Testing I do at least once a week as in a reef tank things do alter as well as need due to growth or new editions.
For example I tested tonight and my calcium has dropped a little due to extra consumption so I have altered doser to now bring it back.up and will check in 2 days where it has gone upto it's only gone down a little but I like it to be in balance with Alk anal I know but I like things to be right.
Having only kept marine myself for 8 months it has possibly been the steepest learning curve of anything I have ever had to learn the guys at Distant Waters have been great help with advice as well as many hours reading on the net. At first it all appeard very daunting especially dosing ect but it suddenly clicked and it's infact very simple once you have your head round it.
As above I'm still very new to reef keeping so some may find what I have said is incorrect but I have found it works on my system and that has been found by trial and error along the way.
I think people end up complacent in the end with testing water it takes me about 15-20 mins to run a full set of the basic ones longer if I'm checking boron , strontium ect but that's very little time in comparison to what you can loose should it all start going down hill.
A happy system is a regularly checked and we'll maintained system.
I'll shut up and stop rattling on now haha