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Post by BigBlue on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 2:14 am

I borrowed the following concept from Bryan: http://etak.forumotion.com/t103p60-project-105

Thanks Bryan!!

I used epoxy putty to attach some rocks to the end of the PVC in order to hide the pipe. I simply slid the pipe down into the rock work and all you see is the rock on the end of the PVC. It blends nicely with the rest of the rock work. Pics of the tube anemone and new home to come soon.



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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:11 am

i like it!!
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Re: Tube Anemone - Shallow sand bed solution

Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 10:50 am

THIEF !!!!!!!!

LOL j/k, looks great.



That will work for sure. Be careful with how much flow actually hits the nem, they do not tolerate high currents very well and will stay mostly closed. What color are you getting and where did you get it ? Be careful of how much you spend on one, there is a LFS here in ft. worth that has one identical to mine and they are asking $1,000 for it. I got mine for $15 they are around $40 through Divers Den . Good luck and I look forward to seeing it, I am about to start an all NPS tank so maybe it will bring some of thses FW peeps to the dark side. haha
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Post by ritter678 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 11:26 am

He got it from me. I got it from Divers Den. It seemed to perk up more in higher flow, not direct flow but high random flow. Under lower flow the tentacles would just lay limp on the sand and it looked droopy. When I added another power head it perked up and looked fully extended. My plan was to do a sandbed full of them in my mantis tank but since my mantis died I decided not to go on with my plan. I am a huge fan of these now and I think all the claims about how deadly they can be are over exaggerated. I think the best thing about them is that they don't wander around like other anemones do so you don't have to anemone proof your tank. That's going to look awesome BigBlue!
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 11:32 am

WOW mine acts the exact opposite in high flow. I moved it into a cave and it extended more, maybe i moved it from tooo much flow to the right amount of flow. Who knows. Smile
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Post by ritter678 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 11:57 am

Bryan wrote:WOW mine acts the exact opposite in high flow. I moved it into a cave and it extended more, maybe i moved it from tooo much flow to the right amount of flow. Who knows. Smile

Who knows what these things want! lol. Yours does look a little different than mine...I mean BigBlue's...maybe that has something to do with it. I will say this, those things are not easy to handle. It's like trying to pick up a wet napkin out of water.
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:03 pm

yeah, they are quite delicate. I like to watch mine eat, I fed mine 2 pieces of krill last night and i thought it was gonna drag me in too. with the flow issue that just proves that every piece of coral or every fish have different needs. just because a book says one thing, doesnt mean that is for every one that exisists. good lesson for noobs
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Post by matt_longview on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:04 pm

You guys need to quit making me want one of these! lol.
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:05 pm

peer pressure is a B!$@# huh ?
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Post by BigBlue on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:08 pm

He looks good this morning! I got the tube in a moderate flow area. The tentacles were fully extended and flowing with the water. I like the fact that he does not move. I purposely built a small section of deep sand bed in my SPS display. A tube anemone would be perfect for that area. My carpet is an SPS killer. It puts off a toxin that kills most monti and milli SPS corals. I wonder if the tube anemone does anything like that. As far as I know, the carpet is the only anemone that does that.


Thanks Ritter!!!
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:09 pm

any pics ??
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Post by BigBlue on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:11 pm

No time this morning. You will have to wait until Friday.
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:12 pm

Well really, its not an actual anemone. Take a look


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tube-dwelling_anemone

here is some extra info as well :

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/tubeanem.htm
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:13 pm

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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:14 pm

Bryan wrote:



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Post by ritter678 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:30 pm

BigBlue wrote:

Thanks Ritter!!!

You're Welcome! I knew you'd give it a good home.
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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 12:35 pm

you should have given it to me , then it would have a friend. and there would be PICHERS !!!! Very Happy
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Post by BigBlue on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 1:25 pm

Too late!! No take backs!! Lol
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 2:21 pm

bigblue do u own a camera?? or did you leave it at "her" house the other night
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Post by BigBlue on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:10 pm

I wonder if she thinks of you as much as you think of her!? You do mention "her" at least a couple times per day. Your starting to worry me!

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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:15 pm

Lol
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Post by ritter678 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:17 pm

If anyone is interested in ordering one of these you can sign up for the Diver's Den sneak peek email. It lets you know some of the things that are going to be on there later in the day, usually about 5:00pm. They have the tube anemones on there all the time but they usually don't last very long so you have to be quick. There's one coming up today.

http://www.liveaquaria.com/DiversDen/DDemailSignUp_form.cfm

Just don't order one from reefs2go!
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Post by Daniel1381 on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:19 pm

Lol
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Post by Yuma on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 3:26 pm

ritter678 wrote:Just don't order one from reefs2go!

ROFL....you know, I almost couldn't help myself when I saw a group buy for r2r on DFWMAS this morning.... Evil or Very Mad

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Post by Bryan on Tue 08 Feb 2011, 6:07 pm

I had another forum member on another site in florida go buy mine and ship it to me. that way I could make sure I got the one that looked the best .
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