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Aquatic Tank For Anemones And Corals

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This is still just at the hypothetical stage, but I'd like to someday install a saltwater tank in our kitchen (which is still to be built, so I can build it around the tank if necessary, in a manner of speaking :D ). What I am mainly interested in putting in it would be anemones and corals, and maybe also some fish, but not necessarily (at first at least, and if wouldn't lead to a much more complicated setup and maintenance). My question: what would be the minimum requirement for a saltwater tank filled with anemonees and maybe corals (wrt min/max size, equipement and maintenance)?

Thanks :)

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"anemones" are very hard to take care of, the tank would need to be set up for atlease a year before you could add them in. They are really sensitive animals, they will get stuck into intakes if they dont find a safe place.

Heres some more info on them :D

http://www.aquaworldaquarium.com/clownfish...ost_anemone.htm

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Thanks for the quick reply :) I'm going to compare the species mentioned in the text with what's available around here, so I can have a better idea of what my options are exactly. I'm probably going to have some more questions after that ^_^

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I agree with everything koko has said also depending on what size reef tank you plan on getting it may not hold the anemone very long as anemones can get very large esp the haddoni carpet they also require metal hailde lighting, and they can eat your fish. I say that if and when and your tank is stable after a year the best anemone to start out with would be rbta(rose bubble tip anemone)they only require t5ho this is a rbta http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/167549...6874d85.jpg?v=0 they can split too into clones and you tank might end up like this http://www.reefland.com/gallery/files/2/5/5/6/IMG_4988.JPG

as for corals you can add them like 3-4 months but again it depends on what type of coral you want to do you have sps,lps,soft coral and zoanthids

sps requires high lighting metal halide even though I have seen fellow reef hobbyist keep sps under under t5ho with out a problem but i think metal halide is actually better IMHO

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The text that Koko provided focussed mainly on anemones that were suitable to keep clownfish. Does this include all/most possible anemone species (while keeping it on a hobbyist level of course)? I essentially wouldn't mind keeping 'just' anemones, without any fish, so I thought it might be useful to ask.

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here is a useful link http://fins.actwin.com/species/anemone.html

it tells you about everything from the easy types to the most difficult how to feed etc anemones don't need clown fish to survive and thrive the same goes for clown fish majority of the time now alot of clown fish are captive bred and never seen an anemone in their life and wouldn't know what an anemone is

there are lots of hobbyist that keep anemone only tanks but be forewarned do not mix different species of anemones if you decide to just keep anemones only as different species of anemones will sting each other it becomes a battle of dominance with 2 different anemones in a aquarium and believe me you don't want that cause if you have a well established system all it takes is one dead anemone to crash your whole system then you will have to start all over again.

here is another link all the anemone keepers use this site she has alot of great info

http://www.karensroseanemones.com/

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Thanks for the links. Given that I only plan on starting with it in one or two years, I'll have plenty of time to emerse myself it the theory before I start to tackle the practice :)

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Thanks for the links. Given that I only plan on starting with it in one or two years, I'll have plenty of time to emerse myself it the theory before I start to tackle the practice :)

I'm starting to get a feeling that we will get a huge fishroom in the future, halve the size off the barn :rofl

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