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Anemone propagation

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by just_tim, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    I'm looking for ideas for an in-tank anemone box.
    I've been propagating for about a year just because I tend to get alot of splits. I sell and trade these so I'm looking for something I can keep them in and still view them from the front of the tank.
    I've used dollar store shower baskets and net breeder, both are top-down viewable only.
    I know an acrylics guy but I'm curious if a product is already on the market somewhere.
    Any ideas?

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  2. JoshHill83

    JoshHill83 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member


    I have the smaller version of this, but I would recommend it. It's a fish trap, drip acclimator and also has a large acrylic box with suction cups and small holes for flow that would work perfectly for you. Or I can sell you my small version for $30 since I want to buy the big one.
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  3. static reef

    static reef SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    Plus 1 to an acrylic acclimation box. I bought mine at MACNA and love it. Ill shoot you the name brand later.
  4. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    I'm in the springs, so I won't say deffinitely yes but if i find myself heading north ill give you a shout a couple days in advance.

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  5. Smiley

    Smiley Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

  6. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    Now that's a diy I think i can get crazy with. Didn't think about that. I even have some in the garage.

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  7. NanoNexx

    NanoNexx Copepod

    Petco usually sells plastic breeder boxes that work great for isolating, and showcasing anemones. I've always used mine to sell my Anemone splits.
  8. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    Salty Concepts is building me a box. It should be ready for pickup this week. I'll post pics when I get it.

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  9. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    The box came in and im very impressed with it. Doyle (Hooked) is the guy to know and his work is well thought out and incredibly functional. Here's some pics.
    The box and its magnets
    Box in the tank
    Few nems right after I moved them.
    He has a Facebook page listed as Salty Concepts if you're looking for any acrylic work. I highly recommend him.

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  10. tomtom2245

    tomtom2245 Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    That looks awesome!
  11. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    He even added the new toxic green acrylic!! Nice man!!
  12. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    Yup. I asked for a splash of color. I'm pretty thrilled with it.

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  13. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Are u gona start cutting them?
  14. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    I'll cut rainbows and maybe sunburst when I get one.

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  15. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Barracuda M.A.S.C Club Member

    Have you seen this video from BRS on propagation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwb92qDQABs

    There are aspects of the video that I liked and some that I didn't like, but I really liked the Marinepure balls on the bottom once the anemone attaches I was thinking of selling the anemone on the ball. I thought that was easier and better for the nem than prying its foot off of glass, rock, or in your case that awesome acrylic nem box!
  16. just_tim

    just_tim Amphipod

    Ive been keeping them in a shower basket and they've been pretty easy to remove. I'm not sure about the media balls.m, I know that I don't like getting frags on rubble as there's always more of that chance for getting a hitchhiker.

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