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Old 08/31/2020, 07:01 PM   #1
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Gigantea care

Hello,

Iíve been wanting one of these for some time now
and finally have one coming. It will be the only thing in the tank so I was wondering what salinity do these guys prefer, how intense of
Lighting they like, and how often do you feed them? Thanks so much and any other tips youíve learned would be appreciated.


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Old 08/31/2020, 09:38 PM   #2
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Hey Nick ask Orion n he's a guru for anemone. He's in the anemone forum


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Old 09/01/2020, 03:19 PM   #3
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First know that there is a very low survival rate on them, but much higher nowadays compared to the past.

If you are getting it shipped to you, ask them to send it in a bag with no air. Just full of water. This was an observation from another poster who has had much success using this method.

Giganteas are very prone to bacterial infection during shipping. And when a sick anemone is introduced to a tank with other anemones they can transfer and cause the other ones to be sick. If its coming from another persons tank (not LFS) and has been very healthy in their tank for long term then you will have great success.

I would suggest that you quarantine it for a week with no other critters and just do full daily water changes. Have a powerhead and heater at one end, and egg crate to separate it. Be careful with light intensity as acclimation needs to happen. When it spits out its zooxanthellae (looks like anemone poop), you want to clear that out.

Then monitor for the next week. If it keeps deflating and pancaking then you need to start antibiotic treatment. Suggest you read the stickys in this anemone thread on that.

Apart from that, they want high random water flow, high lights. They grow fast and have a mean sting to them that will give you a rash for over a week. Also one of the most beautiful anemones.

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Old 09/02/2020, 04:53 PM   #4
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Hello,

what salinity do these guys prefer, how intense of
Lighting they like, and how often do you feed them? Thanks so much and any other tips youíve learned would be appreciated.
1.026 seems to work best in my tank. Even with a smaller drop to 1.024 my Magnifica and gigantea anemones wouldnít look as happy.
Radion and AI lights have been better for the anemones I have had than Kessil. Iíve kept them under XR 15 Gen 4 Pro Radion at 45% on a 20Ē tall tank. My current gigantea resides on the sand bed under XR30 Gen 4 Pro at 45% intensity. Its the spot the anemone chose even though I put it up higher in the tank initially.
I donít generally target feed my nems


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Old 09/02/2020, 09:41 PM   #5
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Following! I’m looking for some brightly colored carpet nems even though I know they may be problematic in my mixed reef.


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Old 09/19/2020, 11:46 PM   #6
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I keep my tank at 80C and Salinity at 35ppt. Clean water, very bright light and high current. I just took a Video of my Green Gigantea which I had around 7 years, will attach it here
https://youtu.be/VhO2Bd1eFBk


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A video of another of my tank with Gigantea and Magnifica
https://youtu.be/6b8BvtwiGzs
Top down view of another of my Gigantea:
https://youtu.be/O8X_RqGzdtk


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