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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I've been wanting an anemone for a while now. Have done a lot of research and have asked many for their opinions. What I want to know is why do those who tell me that nems are such a pain are the same people who are buying them? I've been told not to buy one and the same person who tells me this turns around an buys one. WTH? Sorry but this behavior just confuses the heck outta me.
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    Frankly they are a pain in the butt... but still pretty cool.

    My 6-inch RBTA went through the vortech Tuesday morning...the green BTA suffered a similar fate a few weeks before that. Lately when they aren't committing anemone suicide, they are committing anemone homicide...the last 3 fish I added to my tank lasted one night and where never seen again. While they wander around looking for a pump to crawl into they sting and irritate every coral in their path. Even my maxi minis are wandering around the tank...although they haven't figured out they can end it all in a power head yet.

    It might be a good way to get that angelfish out of your tank though... :fish:
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    Frankly they are a pain in the butt... but still pretty cool.

    My 6-inch RBTA went through the vortech Tuesday morning...the green BTA suffered a similar fate a few weeks before that. Lately when they aren't committing anemone suicide, they are committing anemone homicide...the last 3 fish I added to my tank lasted one night and where never seen again. While they wander around looking for a pump to crawl into they sting and irritate every coral in their path. Even my maxi minis are wandering around the tank...although they haven't figured out they can end it all in a power head yet.

    It might be a good way to get that angelfish out of your tank though... :fish:
    lmao! The minute you said: " committing anemone homicide" that was the first thing I though of. I feel awefull~NOT! I don't have any vortech to worry about and I don't think one could make it into my Korilia's. Couldn't I just super glue it in place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    I don't think one could make it into my Korilia's.
    Think again...

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    Think again...
    ok..decided my tanks to small for one anyways..all this swap stuff has me wanting something new for my tank..I'm feeling left out
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    I'm not saying don't get one...just giving you the low down on what to expect.

    You'll have to evaluate your tolerance for dealing with them...stung corals, fish snacks, and the inevitability of being caught in an intake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    I'm not saying don't get one...just giving you the low down on what to expect.

    You'll have to evaluate your tolerance for dealing with them...stung corals, fish snacks, and the inevitability of being caught in an intake.
    Yeah I don't wanna go through all that..I stress enough over my tank as it is
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    On the plus side they are fairly hardy (baring intake mishaps) and colorful...and depending on the nem have a symbiotic relationship with clownfish.

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    Well what kind would you suggest Jim?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    I've been wanting an anemone for a while now. Have done a lot of research and have asked many for their opinions. What I want to know is why do those who tell me that nems are such a pain are the same people who are buying them? I've been told not to buy one and the same person who tells me this turns around an buys one. WTH? Sorry but this behavior just confuses the heck outta me.
    Get one because they are so awesome!!! Clowns host in them as well as certain crabs. They are fun to watch and they provide movement in the tank with the flow (sticks do not move!!!) Here are a couple of mine that I have had either in the past of in the present:

    My new one:
    CR BTA - Why?

    My Tri-color with balck occys hosting:
    MR DSC 1252 - Why?

    My Rock Anenome:
    DSC 4219b - Why?

    My burrowing sea anenomes:
    222DSC 0504 - Why?

    My Pom Pom anenomes:
    MR DSC 8731b - Why?

    My no-name mini-bta's:
    MiniatureBTA DSC 1752 - Why?

    My Green BTA:
    GreenBTA - Why?
    BeakerBob - Past MMMC Club President, current Board Member
    imagephp?u1&amptypesigpic&ampdateline1261894023 - Why?
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