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Old 10/05/2018, 07:07 AM   #1
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My Mags

Iíve had the yellow and lavender one for quite a while now. I never feed it and it doesnít seem to mind. It has a different form than most mags I see. Iím hoping it decides to split at some point but maybe it wonít without feeding.

The other one I just got about 6 weeks ago. It was totally white with a pink/purple base (depending one the lighting) on arrival. I was hoping it was going to end up with green tentacles but itís not looking like it at this point. I think itís close to its final color but still a bit bleached.







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Old 10/05/2018, 07:40 AM   #2
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Man... that is beautiful.

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Old 10/05/2018, 09:43 AM   #3
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They look great! Can you share pics of your gigs too? I see a couple of green ones.


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Old 10/05/2018, 01:49 PM   #4
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Bigger one in the back has shorter tentacles for some reason. Just never seems to get any longer. Iíve had it for over a year. The smaller one up front I got pretty recently and the tentacles grew within a month. Bigger one also has more of a brown foot while the smaller one has the blue that I usually see on gigs.


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Old 10/05/2018, 02:28 PM   #5
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Both the mags and gigs are looking fantastic, wow!


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Old 10/05/2018, 09:57 PM   #6
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Where did you get them? Are you in south Florida by chance?


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Old 10/05/2018, 10:58 PM   #7
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I’m in central FL. One mag was from a reefcentral member. The other was at a LFS. Both gigs were from eBay sellers


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Old 10/06/2018, 12:32 PM   #8
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Do you have any other gigs in your tank? Have you noticed the green ones getting smaller in size? My green gigs have slowly gotten smaller over time, and I'm trying to figure out why. The other gigs in the tank are fine, and all eat a lot (I'm trying to get them to grow). I'm wondering if the other gigs are using essential nutrients faster than the green ones. Maybe my lighting it too bright? What kind of lights are you using? If LED, how bright are they?


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Old 10/06/2018, 12:43 PM   #9
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Havenít noticed them getting smaller. The little one is actually growing pretty nicely . My lighting is cheap black boxes. I have the blues near 100% and the whites around 50%. I donít feed them ever. My bigger green isnít growing as fast as the little one but I assume the small ones just grow faster naturally than the ones that already have decent size. I never do water tests so I canít really say anything about parameters. I do a 40% water change about once a month. Theyíve been pretty care free. Iím sure my nitrates are high because I feed the tank heavily.


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Old 10/06/2018, 12:48 PM   #10
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Here is one of my favorite residents of the tank. Each gig hosts one. They definitely seem to prefer the gigs When given a choice buyer they do go in the mags occasionally. They donít seem to tolerate each other well so they keep their distance. They seem to avoid the leopard wrasses and pencil wrasse. At this point the shrimp are probably too big to be eaten anyway. I bought them small and never realized they got so large. They are about the size of an average cleaner shrimp.


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Old 10/06/2018, 12:55 PM   #11
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Old 10/07/2018, 06:30 PM   #12
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Great pics and cool vid, nems look awesome!
I like the anemone shrimp as well.


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Old 10/07/2018, 07:19 PM   #13
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I have a mag in treatment right now, had the lfs order it for me. Was hoping to get one lavender with yellow tips like the first one pictured but it looks more like the second one.

They are both gorgeous though.


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Old 10/10/2018, 05:52 AM   #14
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Really nice . So what are everyoneísinitial steps in acclimating, treating , quarantine etc etc . Do yíall use ciprofloxin no matter what Do yíall drip acclimate . So please lay out steps I should follow in getting a magnificent. I have been waiting for LFS to get some in . They had some in last fall but never pulled the trigger. Do yíall direct water flow directly at them . Is it constant day and night . Does it alternate? Or random?


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Really nice . So what are everyoneísinitial steps in acclimating, treating , quarantine etc etc . Do yíall use ciprofloxin no matter what Do yíall drip acclimate . So please lay out steps I should follow in getting a magnificent. I have been waiting for LFS to get some in . They had some in last fall but never pulled the trigger. Do yíall direct water flow directly at them . Is it constant day and night . Does it alternate? Or random?
I definitely plan on treating all mags and gigs (even though Iíve had little if any success saving sick gigs), but I usually give them a day before starting treatment if they look good on arrival. Just to see if I get lucky and donít have to treat. I never drip acclimate anything. I feel that it it pretty pointless. I let them attach with little to no flow and then give them decent but not too intense flow until they are really settled in. After that you can blast them pretty good but I still put my power heads in night mode to give them and the fish a bit of a break. I probably donít have as much flow in my tank as most people with mags and gigs anyway though. I feel like as long as the flow is strong enough to carry waste away from the nems you are probably ok.


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Old 10/11/2018, 11:28 AM   #17
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My Mags

These 3 are doing well. Came in at the wholesaler in great condition. No treatment was needed. They are in a 30 for now but eventually I'll move them to a larger tank. The PNG percs lightened up when they began hosting in the mags. I believe they would get darker in a gigantea or mertens. I'm looking for a few merten's but they are hard to find.


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Old 10/11/2018, 11:39 AM   #19
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pfan151. Beautiful anemones. And very health.


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Old 10/14/2018, 08:20 AM   #20
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Iíve had the yellow and lavender one for quite a while now. I never feed it and it doesnít seem to mind. It has a different form than most mags I see. Iím hoping it decides to split at some point but maybe it wonít without feeding.

The other one I just got about 6 weeks ago. It was totally white with a pink/purple base (depending one the lighting) on arrival. I was hoping it was going to end up with green tentacles but itís not looking like it at this point. I think itís close to its final color but still a bit bleached.







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Looks similar to mine. What form are you referring to? Mine doesn't seem to have the typical "ball" look either. It's more "sprawling"...

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Looks similar to mine. What form are you referring to? Mine doesn't seem to have the typical "ball" look either. It's more "sprawling"...

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Yea. My purple and lavender one doesn’t seem to have the typical upright type form. I ususally can not see the base at all on that one. Just looks like a big mass of tentacles coming out of the rock. Tentacles seem thicker and more uniform also, without much of a bulb at the tip like I see with most.


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That's exactly how mine is. Almost never see the base. I wonder if it's a certain strain.

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