My White Anemone

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    Has anyone else any expierence with white anemone's, sorry not the best photo
     
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    Please tell me its going to survive, the 2 clown fish loved her, you all seen how happy she is
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    Can't tell anything by the picture. Is it doing something to make you worried?
     
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    Bifferwine recons its unhealthy to the point of dying because the anemone is suffering from loss of all her zooxanthellae and when she dies will take every thing in the tank as well, but she is moving about a lot with the 2 clown fish making a nice fuss of her, do not really know what to do

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    Like I said, moving around a lot is a bad thing. Anemones should stay put if they are healthy.
     
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    What is considered a lot?

    TBS sent me two anemones, didnt ask for them, cool looking though.
     
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    That looks to be a sebae and there is no such thing as a healthy white sebae anemone. It's bleached and it's probably from a lack of proper lighting.
     
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    I have a seabae and when I got it, it was bright white...now it's light brown. From all the research I've done on it...light brown is a good thing. I'd have to agree with Capt.
     
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    Hi guys thanks for all the replys regarding the white anemone, since it being in the tank the 2 clown fish have taken residence and one of the clowns has become aggressive to me and will not allow me to put my hand in the tank without attacking it, any idea why
     
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    They are protecting their home.
    I'm thinking like Biff.That anemone is in bad shape.It needs the right light and daily feedings until it's zooxanthellae comes back.
     
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    Thanks Yote, how many hours in the day would you keep the lighting on, do they want more bright white opposed to blue actinic. need advice to keep beryl the white anemone alive.
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    It's not really about the color of the light or the length of time the lights are on. It's the lighting fixture itself. Anemones need stronger light than most corals do. If you have the wrong type of light fixture, changing the bulbs and increasing the time the light is on is not going to help.

    What kind of light do you have?
     
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    2X Blue actinic and 2x white marine 10000K with reflectors which raise the power by 50% approx.
    Thanks for your interest and continuous help, perhaps more thought on what was going in my tank before purchase would have paid off

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    You'll get there algy1943. ;)
     
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    Do you think my lighting source is high enough for anemone's
     
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    What size tank do you have? And what kind of lights are those? T5? Metal halide? PCs? T8?
     
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    250Litre, T5, 2 High output Blue actinic 39w and 2 High output White marine 39w
     
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    You only have a little more than 2 watts per gallon (66 gallons) which would be way short for an anemone. You would need a minimum of 4 watts per gallon, but preferably around 6 watts per gallon.
     
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    so do I just need to change the 2 lamps to 60w each? or what would you suggest and will this higher wattage be ok for the fish and corals?
     
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    The best it seems I can do is to purchase new lighting with 6 x 39w lamps, say 4 white and 2 blue? which would give me 234w if they were all on at the same time, these units are 900mm long and the ballast units inside are only designed to take 39w lamps, if this works would I need to have all 6 on for the day time duration and how long for or would I be able to have the 4 blue on at a different period to the white, is 8hrs per day long enough?

    really appreciate your assistance and patience

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