Anemone and light

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  1. Pendragon

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    So I was wandering how much light he needs, as I want to move him to my other tank but I only have a white and blue 30w T8, so is it a good idea or not.
     
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    Following as I want a nennie. I have a 6ft with 4 vertex illuminux LEDs. So I'm also cautious on light
     
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    He looks happy where he is now, nice color and open nicely! What lighting you currently running on this tank? In my opinion I won't move him, don't think t8's will cut it as these require MH!
     
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    That anemone in that pic is a heteractis magnifica. They require a lot of light. T8 tubes will never keep it alive even if you quadruple the amount you have on there currently. What lights is it under currently and for how long?
     
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    Would that anemone be ok under my lights??
     
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    Cool will leave him there, he takes up alot of space as he moves around his rockhe takes up about 30cm's of rock space so I can't put any coral under him as not enouph light get threw, I have him under 4 54w t5's and on some days I put the other 2 lights on. thinking of getting led's and then move the t5's over with him.
     
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    I can't see why it should be a prob, t8's are another story thats why I was not sure.
     
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    How long have you had him? I would suggest maybe looking at 250w MH , as a magnifica needs very strong light and flow. What flow pumps you running?
     
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    @jacquesb can also give great advice on this, as he also had a magnifica
     
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    If you keep him high up 4 t5 might work I keep mine under 4 t5 with reflectors plus a 150 mh and this is at a depth of 45cm but I know he can take more light and placement is mid to top of tank
     
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    Had myne foe maybe just on a year, he like being on the highest point in the tank I recon he is about 10cm from the top, I got a pear of sieci v7's had him in my old system with a sun sun 12000LPH. myne is happy so Im happy. just wanted more space in the system.
     
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    He really does look happy, and well done on keeping him healthy for such a long period. Think it will be best to rather keep him where he is!
     
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    Have a look at this on anemone feeding, it may be of some interest.

    The algae with in the anemones cells as with corals symbiotic algae clades needs the light, the anemone doesn’t if fed enough!

    The algae with in will fade away if phosphorus levels are high,temps are high or lighting colours can’t affectively reach the anemones algae clades and set off photosynthesis.

    If it goes to white, then you feeding it becomes important and they can exist this way and grow and thrive and multiply!

    http://southeastqueenslandm.aforumfree.com/t1060-feeding-anemones-and-extended-polyp-corals
     
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