Water turnover

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  1. Fishy Steve

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    What type of flow do Anemones need in general. High, medium, low. And what type, Chaotic etc? Thanks
     
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    Typically a random, irregular, medium flow is best. You want to avoid a direct hit. The tentacles should be swaying peacefully without getting blasted.

    What species are you intending to keep?
     
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    I would like a bta as i believe they are the most forgiving. Correct me if i'm wrong.
     
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    You are correct, but they are still delicate. A BTA is what I recommend for first time anemone keepers.
     
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    What are your views on a purple foot radianthus for a first anemone. I only seem to have success with them.
     
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    The Radianthus is also known as the Heteractis magnifica and the Ritteri.
    They are among the most difficult to keep. They need extremely high lighting with strong intermittent water flow.
    Most of them die in captivity, partly because they ship poorly and also because they are extremely difficult to keep. It is not one that I recommend.
     
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    Its funny you should say that in the aquariums I over-see this is the one that does the best..... I must have something going my way.....

    Had a call from some one the other day, they had a large Magnifica for approx years, they where sold a purple tip( the (bleached ones) and within 2 months the magnifica has now died( purple tip still going strong) System holds 2500L weired
     
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    You may have! Can you share some details on the varius setups... size of tank, lighting, flow, depth of tank, are they heavily stocked, maintence routine, etc.? And of course pics if you can.
     
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    Will put something together for you when I am back up on my feet. thanks
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    For a tank with a bit of every thing in it how much turn over are we looking at 25x or more?
     
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    There are a lot of variables involved. For the most part it depends on positioning and the type of anemone. However, 25x or even a bit more, is definately doable. If your aquascaping is set up that your LPS and soft coral are not getting beat up with the flow, you will be fine.

    Keep in mind anemones can sting coral, and the anemone may move if it does not like the place you have chosen for it. If you have a heavily stocked tank full of coral, you may want to reconsider getting an anemone.
     
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