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Old 12-12-2008, 07:26 PM
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Happy Friday everyone!!

I have been throwing around the idea of picking up an anemone for my tank in the future. I have a couple questions for those who are interested in helping.

1. Would an anemone be happy in a 30 gallon tank?
2.What type of anemone would be happy in that size tank? (I quite like the BTAs, but I love anemones in general)

Many thanks in advance for those who have some input!

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:16 PM
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I had a small GBTA in my 30g tank. I was lucky he didn't move around too much. You will want to try to isolate him to one area or rock if you can. What lighting do you have?
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MikeP has some small GBTA to sell. I recently picked one up (my first nem!) and am so happy with it! Great metallic green coloring!
That's all I have to add as I am a new nem owner myself!
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What kind of lighting do you run?
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I don't have an anemone but what about the rock flower anemone's? I think they might be a good choice for the smaller tank as I'm pretty sure they are a smaller anemone.
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MikeP has some small GBTA to sell. I recently picked one up (my first nem!) and am so happy with it! Great metallic green coloring!
That's all I have to add as I am a new nem owner myself!
I'm all out of nems now Carmen. We'll have to wait till he splits again. The nem I have seems like it starts to get some size and the next thing you know there's 4 little one's!
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Excuse me for answering for you Barrett. He is running a tek 4x24w HOT5. A nem might be do-able higher up in the tank. Your tank is how old now bud?

p.s. How does the the light support look?

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Don't the Rock Flower Nem's tolerate a variety of lighting? I've been reading up a bit on them and it says they can tolerate a variety of lighting and can handle a little bit lower lighting than other nem's. Does anyone have experience with these because I've been thinking about getting one for my nano.
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Nice work Doug, tek 4x24w HOT5 is what I'm working with. The support looks sexy too!

The tank is only about 7 months old though.

Really if its do-able, the most likely candidate would be BTA for sure.

Thanks for the insight everyone, if you have anymore insight I'll be in from the snow all night!!

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BTA's don't require as much lighting as other nems, so you will be good to have a small one in a 30g, especially if your tank height is under 24inches. And just think, as it splits you can sell off the babies to other hobbiests.
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