Brand New 8 gallon bio cube

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  1. saltyfilmfolks

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    Kosher tank.
     
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    I'm caught back up now, rough week... I've been sick more this winter than I have in my entire life...

    @Katrina71 I'm sure Gonzo will turn up soon. He's small, have you checked the overflow? Filter socks?

    @Will Godfrey your shells are bleached, I'm soaking them in vinegar now to make sure all the bleach is gone then I'll mail them to you.
     
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    Robin, thanks for the optimistic thoughts. Sorry you've been sick. I wish we lived closer. I would have brought you some soup.
     
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    Oh no! That is sad. I’m sorry. This is a rough fishkeeping week.
     
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    Ok Biocube guys, @Scurvy @Mikedawg what do y'all think about stock LED lighting on the 32 for an anemone? Down the road obviously, but just wanting to know if I need to upgrade lighting before we even think about it.
     
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    Sorry, no experience with a nem.
     
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    What Pars are you putting out on the Stock light? Also depends on what kind of anemone you were looking at.
     
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    He would love a bubble tip. Hang on let me get the specs for par.
     
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    53 to 81 max
     
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    I have found Anemones like a little more light than 81. More towards 2x-3x that amount. Mine currently have slowly moved themselves to 300-350 par and are growing and seeing colors like I would believe. I also feel that the amount of tentacles has doubled since it moved up their.

    Now I can not say if my findings are due to the light, due to the fact I feed a whole krill to each of the 3 Anemones every other day, and the 4 clowns always feed it at feeding time (twice a day) and I have ALOT of NO3 and PO4 in the water. Add a lot of random flow to that and they become beautiful, and large.

    But to answer your question, you may need a better light to keep an Anemone if any sorts.
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    That's what I had been reading. Thanks. Lighting is still pretty overwhelming to me. Looks like he'll get a Steve's before that can happen.
     
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    I would not try a Nem with the stock light. Just not enough power in it. Off the top of me head i think i remember a peak par of 65/70 and a much lower average. The power compacts in the 29 more than likely pack more punch.
     
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    Have you found Gonzo? I love that fish! Want one for my 18g

    I too have been sick. More or less bed ridden since Friday.
     
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    Wasn’t the 81 par 12 in from the Light?
    And this is for the new cube ?
     
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    New cube yes. Not sure I'm a little confused about that. I was thinking that would be closest to the top.
     
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    Still MIA. It is possible that he is in the back, but...
     
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    Gotcha , I’d wait to add one in that tank anyway honestly.

    A fwiw to lessen Light confusion.
    If a Light has X par at Y distance , the closer you get to the light the more par you get. The farther away the less you get.
    Common sense I know but....

    When you see the multiple par numbers in tank , it’s due to reflections absorption blockage etc.
    Light travels evenly in a field, and so does par for the most part. Only color blending with leds changes it. (Spectrum)

    So if you have 300 at the top and 100 on the bottom , you have to have 200 in the middle of the field.

    It’s only higher or lower if a rock blocks it , or is bright white , or dark brown.

    That why I’m only care about what I get at the top and bottom when I set it up

    That’s why now I only meter at the top.
    If I add 50 par to the top, I’ve added 50 to the bottom.
    And I don’t want to get my meter wet.
     
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    ok thanks so much.. I was just thinking about that. 2 of my crabs have died :(
     
  19. Will Godfrey

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    other than that everything is going great except my mushroom doesn't open 75% of the week.. :/
     
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    My son's tank is getting some new equipment this week. I'm so excited for him. He is really into his tank. That makes me happy!
     
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