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Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:39 pm Post subject: Re: Clown FIsh Anemone Problem
Sorry for the late reply but, I guess the super white light is a good choice only thing you need is a combination of actinics instead of coral blue.
One more thing, out of approximately 1000 species of anemones known to man only 10% of them are good host to anemone fish or clowns
Azoo Coral Blue and Super White are just fancy names given to actinics and normal tubelights, so that LFS can charge more for them.
I am afraid buddy, but a company like azoo will not claim something ficticious, they do come with a colour temp. chart printed on the tube's packing and I personally have used them with excellent results - this stands true for even planted set-ups (I mean the super whites)
sorry but, I will stick to my experiences and some bookish knowledge with tells me that Laluprasad is right in saying what he said above, a carpet anemone is too much for a rather smallish false percula to handle but, as they say experience is the best teacher I will stand corrected if you can provide us with pictures of the rather strange phenomenon you claim to have happened in your tank (symbiosis is a matter of choice, convenience and a strong weapon to survive) so it can be possible but, then again the clown will always be vulnerable esp. with a carpet anemone (probably one reason why Pritesh's fish dis-own it!)
Under strong lighting(any spectrum) if the tank has ample nutrients including DOA's, phosphates and silicates, and if there are no species competing for those nutrients and no algae eaters around, thats when the algae\cyano levels rise. Put a caulerpa under strong 24hrs lighting and have fun!!
Granted!! Amod, provided the above environment I would love to see your caulerpa multiply end of one month you will be harvesting a bald rock which once hosted the caulerpa!!
6500K Mh will not cause algae at all. I have been using a 150W bulb on a 60x18x18 of the same colour for over a year and haven't had ANY algae problems yet. it runs for around 5-6 hours a day...
Amond, I am sorry to interrupt again....
lets get this thing straight once and for all, we are talking about full spectrum lights and not just 6500! Do you club actinics with the 6500*K lights? If so why?
People desire for 10000*K + lights for reasons more than just growing/not growing algae - one of the reason is asthetics.....of-course just one of the reason but, important enough to mention, I mean that is one of the biggest reason why people up-grade to marines, don't they?
Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:19 am Post subject: Re: Clown FIsh Anemone Problem
one of the reason is asthetics.....of-course just one of the reason but, important enough to mention, I mean that is one of the biggest reason why people up-grade to marines, don't they?
Totally agree, but i just meant regarding the myth that a 6500k is an algae growing 'colour' temp, just wanted people to know that algae growth is not 'only' dependant on the kind and intensity of the light.
provided the above environment I would love to see your caulerpa multiply Very Happy end of one month you will be harvesting a bald rock which once hosted the caulerpa!!
Well to be honest currently i am getting some good growth in one my caulerpa sumps with ample no3 level and 24hrs cfl lighting. But anyway, i just wanted to tell him the point of excess nutrients plus wrong light and no uptake = unwanted algae and clear the myth of only wrong light = unwanted algae.
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