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    Senior Member solowma's Avatar
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    New addition to the tank

    Well, I finally got over my fear of them and bought a Anemone today at MS.
    It is a Long Tentacle Anemone purple in colour. Just beautiful.
    The only problem is I had to relandscape some rock around to make him stay in one place. I moved my rock with mushrooms on it and my coral banded shrimp keeps attacking the rock. Funny to watch.
    Once my tank gets settled again and the anemone is also settled in, I will post some pics.
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    if i remember correctly LTA's prefer sand to rock.

    can't wait to see the pics, one of my GBTA's split last week and i'm looking at getting my first carpet next week. they are so fun to watch
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    I used two pieces of rock to basically keep him in place from moving around in the current. It is blocking the current until he settles in on the sand bed. I like the new cubby hole I made in the tank and I might keep them there.
    One thing is. In the actnic, it now looks blue. I will get some picks soon.
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    Senior Member solowma's Avatar
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    Sorry to take so long. Just wanted to have him settled in. He was a little photo shy to begin with.

    http://aquariacanada.com/forums/atta...1&d=1193093712
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    WOW!!! Just beautifull!!!

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    Thats just crazy!!! Nice catch solowma!!

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    beautiful nem, looks like he has found a nice spot. have you feed him yet?
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    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    I fed him last week and I think he ate the shrimp I gave him. He was only in there for a day so he may have not ate the piece. Tonight is feeding night. I am going to give him some smaller pieces and see if he eats them a little faster. It is hard to sit there for two hours and watch him suck on a piece of shrimp.
    150 (reef) 56 (FOWLR)
    75 gal sump 25 gal refuge
    300lbs CaribSea Aragonite Reef Sand
    280 lbs of Assorted rock
    Tunze 9010 skimmer, Current USA 48" Fixture
    1 cleaner shrimp, pistol shrimp
    50 blue legged hermit, 15 nausaurus/astrea snails
    Yellow tang, 2 clowns, 1 blue chromis, 1 yellow watchman 1 corral beauty
    Colt coral, Frogspawn, Bubble, Donut coral, Mushrooms,Starburst green, Green and orange polyps an Umbrella coral, Purple Long Tentacle Anemone.

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    I would feed him very finely chopped shrimp as opposed to larger pieces. They are better able to digest very small pieces and with large pieces they tend to puke them back up during the night if they haven't been digested.
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    that's an awesome LTA. I'd love to have one just like that.
    65g - 80lbs LR - 4x36" 39W T5 HOs (2x10000K,2xActinics) - CSS125 - 25g sump - Mag 7 return - Blueline SD-1100 Closed Loop with OM Squirt * 2x Amphiprion ocellaris - 1x Paracanthurus hepatus - 1x Zebrasoma flavescens
    29g - with stuff ;-)
    Coming Soon - 120g with more stuff

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