ChizerBunoi' Anemonefish Anonymous

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Hi my name is Chizer Bunoi. I am named after my two Yorkshire Terriers. I have an addiction to anemonefish, anemones and collecting. :D

I have been in the hobby for 6 years and currently have two 55 gallon grow out tanks. I also have a pair of each of the six species/complexes of clownfish. The fish will eventually move to either individual or two 120 gallon tanks.

My method towards fish keeping is very different and works for me. I am not advocating it for others.
  • 55 gallon AGA, glass lids
  • 2 black box LEDs
  • Egg crate dividers
  • 2 very cheap chinese powerheads (6 watts each)
  • Ceramic rings and Chemi-pure Elite hung on the sides with fish line
  • Weekly water changes of 4 gallons to suck out detritus
  • I use Instant Ocean reef crystals with tap water (227 TDS). I put two scoops of salt into the bucket, fill it up at the tub and mix by hand for 5 minutes.
  • Tanks been running since August 2017




There are 14 BTA in tank one, LTA/Haddoni/Condy/Malu in the second tank.









 
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I would like to post more details and close up images but they will have to wait. What prompted me to create this journal is that I have been battling cyano for a month (no duh huh with the way I keep my tanks). What I noticed was that I added a new piece of live rock into the one tank and then the next day, the majority of the cyano disappeared. Is it possible that there is a different strain of bacteria on the that rock that eliminated the cyano?

Here is the picture of the tank today. If you notice the egg crate and siporax ceramic rings, the cyano is gone. It's also out of the egg crate and rocks. what was pink or black turned green over night.



I am wondering if I should add a patch of cyano green star polyps from the other tank into this one to test if it is indeed bacteria that is out competing it?



Here is the rock I added. Also moved my maroons to this tank.

 
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Here is a full tank shot. It's in my basement where my office/music room is.





I tried to do a pano but it didn't turn out that well.

 

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Very cool!
 
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The good news is that there is no more cyano in the tank to the left since I added that rock. Now just the one on the right to deal with.

Here are some more anemone pictures. The S. Haddoni is actually green but was bleached when I purchased it. No fish hosting it yet. I moved the power heads and now the Sebae moved. They were touching before.



Condy with LTA



Saddleback's with their RBTA



And my favorite Maroon with her 3 gigantic RBTA. They just woke up so not at full size yet.



Here you can see the anemones moving on top of each other. lol

 

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Interesting. I'm curious about your setup. Have you seen any evidence of chemical warfare with the different anemones?
 
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Interesting. I'm curious about your setup. Have you seen any evidence of chemical warfare with the different anemones?
I guess I don’t know what it would look like. Sometimes they expel a white waste substance but everyone is fine the next day. I do see a reaction after feeding the entire tank, they deflate as normal. But then back to normal after a few days.

I don’t run a protein skimmer. I had one on my 90 gallon SPS but didn’t think it did much.
 
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I like your Maroon.
Thanks. It is my favourite fish. Someone in my area has a pair of Lightening Maroon. I am hoping to get them someday.
 
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I would double check, but I don't believe you have a S.Haddoni. I think you have a Pizza Anemone (Crytodendrum adaesivum)--looks more like that with the almost "crust like" outer edge.
 
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I would double check, but I don't believe you have a S.Haddoni. I think you have a Pizza Anemone (Crytodendrum adaesivum)--looks more like that with the almost "crust like" outer edge.
When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That's amore!

Thanks for the ID. Here are more pictures if others can ID it as well. If it is a Crytodendrum adaesivum, its compatible with the Malu.







 
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This is a post to show what an anemone will look like when it deflates and then inflates. This all happened in the same day. If this happens to you, its a normal process.



 
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I also added a Ritteri (Heteractis Magnifica) anemone for my ocellaris clownfish today. They were in a tank full of BTA before and had no interest. As soon as this anemone went in (its natural host), they took to it within two minutes. Funny for fish that are tank bred and raised. I guess its instinct.







 
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I notice a lot of agression between the 4 ocellaris clownfish today. I guess they are establishing their pecking order.
 
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Beautiful Mag!
thank you.

Everything in the tank is doing well. I shutdown my other tank and moved all the rock into the tank on the left. I also rescape the tank on the right based on how the the mag settled out. There is another 200 lbs of live rock that is curing in a tub right now that will be added to the system. I still have problems with the female maroon beating up the male. She still won't accept him. The Sebae moved to the back of the rock. I really hate the egg crate as they keep falling over. I have to put additional equipment in to keep it upright (wish I silicone from the get go).





 
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Bye bye SPS.



It's minus 17c outside and we have a blizzard. I can't wait for spring/summer to come. Then it's back to pond season.

 
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I added in the rest of the live rock. Theres 300 lbs spread across both tanks now. I cant wait for the wall to disappear and to be filled with a mountain of anemones. Also added some chaeto/caulerpa into each tank. I had no luck with pairing the Maroons so the male has been rehomed.







 

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Looking good...I would consider treating any additional carpet nems before you add them.
 
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