Anemone survival rates in modern aquariums

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  1. ATV

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    Hello MASA

    Been doing abit of reading up on anemones and it seems that in the past (pre 2005) most people were of the opinion that keeping an anemone alive in captivity for a year or more was basically impossible.

    I tried to find more recent threads but came up empty. Do anemones generally survive longer than that nowadays? If yes, what changed? I know that lighting is very important for anemones so is it due to our modern lighting systems?

    Thanks
     
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    I've had mine for over a year still going strong
     
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    The hobby has advanced a lot since then so I believe overall the chances are higher but I think for the most part the people keeping the Nem aren't knowledgeable enough.

    I kept one happy for well over a year before I packed up my tanks and called it a day a few years back. Proper lighting is needed, a good safe place to attach is needed, good water quality and flow is needed and I think people underestimate how important covering up powerheads is which is a very common way for them to die.

    Also I think stable tank parameters is more important than perfect water conditions.

    I am not saying a noob should not try it because I was when I got mine but unless you know your tank is ready don't chance it.
     
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    look up threads by Deadmeast2016, might be useful.....
     
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