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cabrego
05-10-2008, 09:05 PM
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/for/674962725.html

I am considering it for 26 gallon with 130 wats (10k/actinic).

cocoa_pleco
05-10-2008, 09:52 PM
those are kinda okay deals, i get mine a bit cheaper, depends on where you live though

if you do get some, they will do good in your lighting

Incredulous_Ed
05-11-2008, 02:43 AM
Meh, you could prob get it cheaper at your LFS.

shalafi04
05-11-2008, 04:19 AM
i dont have any sw tanks (but I know my LFS pricing like its cool lol) but I can say the pricing is fair to okay but not a must have deal. LFS may offer better deals if you find the right one and build up some reputation around there. Go with your gut though

ILuvMyGoldBarb
05-11-2008, 04:21 AM
Not great pricing but not terrible. My LFS sells those thing cheaper then that. Look around, you can probably find a better deal. You can probably find someone in your local Reef Club that has Red Mushrooms they are willing to give away.

cabrego
05-11-2008, 04:33 AM
Thanks for the replies guys, the corals are very expensive in my area. There are 3 main stores that stock SW in the immediate area. The cheapest I have seen any corals go are in the low 40s. Most are 50-80 dollars a coral. I am sure I have seen more expensive corals too.

BTW, I just picked up an anemone and a clownfish. To bad they are captive..

ILuvMyGoldBarb
05-11-2008, 04:43 AM
Ummmm.... how long has your tank been running?

cabrego
05-11-2008, 04:48 AM
Ummmm.... how long has your tank been running?

It's been running about a week.

cocoa_pleco
05-11-2008, 04:52 AM
It's been running about a week.

uh oh! most extremely easy anemones need a tank at least 8 months old, but the majority need a year+ running tank, reefs mature at a year old so they need a established tank

cabrego
05-11-2008, 04:54 AM
uhoh, so what happens in my tank between now and 8 months?

ILuvMyGoldBarb
05-11-2008, 04:58 AM
quite possibly the anemone could "melt" and foul your water quite bad. I'd return the anemone tomorrow if possible. Anemones need the nitrates in the tank to be <2ppm. They are extremely sensitive to poor water conditions. A marine tank is not like a FW tank in that once the tank has cycled you can add almost anything to it. A Reef tank goes through a maturing process and becomes more stable the longer it is setup. That stability is what you need for an Anemone. That's not to say a FW tank doesn't mature, just not like a marine tank does. You have to add things much slower in SW then you do in FW. Nothing good happens fast in a marine tank.

cabrego
05-11-2008, 05:00 AM
That doesn't sound good. What causes them to melt?

ILuvMyGoldBarb
05-11-2008, 05:01 AM
See edited post above.

cocoa_pleco
05-11-2008, 05:25 AM
melts can be dangerous, condy anemones will release a toxin while dying that kills everything else in the tank, my stupid lunar wrasse actually somehow ate my condy anemone (i caught him eating it after he almost finished it), but it luckily didnt put out the toxin