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Old 02/16/2020, 07:50 AM   #1
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Magnifica or Gigantea 'opinions'

Long story short I'm torn on which nem to get for my Perculas. I would like a Magnifica but I'm worried it will destroy my SPS colonies, my other thought was hopefully a Gigantea will stay down low near the sand bed. Attached are a few pics of my tank to give you a better idea of how much room I have left in my tank for a nem....If I get a Magnifica I was hoping it will stay put in the middle 15" down from the water line.

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Old 02/16/2020, 08:04 AM   #2
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Mag would need to be up high on a flat surface such as a flat rock/plateau. Of the 2 the gig would probably suit you better, but there is always risks. I have a gig that I’ve had for a couple years and it has never moved. They do prefer to have their foot protected by rock vs. sand.


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Old 02/16/2020, 09:55 AM   #3
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Mag would need to be up high on a flat surface such as a flat rock/plateau. Of the 2 the gig would probably suit you better, but there is always risks. I have a gig that Iíve had for a couple years and it has never moved. They do prefer to have their foot protected by rock vs. sand.
where my green slimmer is would be the perfect spot directly under my MH, flat edge and flow, I was toying the idea of a Magnifica only because there way easier to come by.


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Old 02/16/2020, 10:27 AM   #4
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where my green slimmer is would be the perfect spot directly under my MH, flat edge and flow, I was toying the idea of a Magnifica only because there way easier to come by.
Thatís great, but the mag would be about 12Ē across within the year. Are you planning on getting a larger tank? Both those nems get pretty huge. My gig is about 17Ē across right now. If you are gunna try and keep either in that tank it really isnít large enough. One move and theyíll wipe out your entire tank.


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Old 02/16/2020, 11:37 AM   #5
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Thatís great, but the mag would be about 12Ē across within the year. Are you planning on getting a larger tank? Both those nems get pretty huge. My gig is about 17Ē across right now. If you are gunna try and keep either in that tank it really isnít large enough. One move and theyíll wipe out your entire tank.
I have a Schuran 180gal but it won't get setup till i move so the Oceanic is just temp


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Old 02/16/2020, 12:24 PM   #6
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I would be very reluctant to put a magnifica into an SPS tank unless it is huge and you can carve out a island rock pile for the mag.
In my experience, giganteas are easier to control and don't really compete for the same locations as SPS. Their major downside is that they are dangerous to bottom dwelling fish like gobies and jawfish. I found however that healthy mandarins generally know how not to get eaten by giganteas.

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Old 02/16/2020, 01:20 PM   #7
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I would be very reluctant to put a magnifica into an SPS tank unless it is huge and you can carve out a island rock pile for the mag.
In my experience, giganteas are easier to control and don't really compete for the same locations as SPS. Their major downside is that they are dangerous to bottom dwelling fish like gobies and jawfish. I found however that healthy mandarins generally know how not to get eaten by giganteas.

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the only fish I have are 10-Chromis and the pair of Perc's

now the issue is finding a Gigantea


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Old 02/17/2020, 01:09 PM   #8
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now the issue is finding a Gigantea
Violet Sea had a couple of small ones 2 weeks ago. But those were too small to host clownfish.


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I called last went and yes there were small now there all gone.


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Old 02/17/2020, 02:26 PM   #10
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You can also put a gig up hig on a pedestal. That’s where mine is and doesn’t threaten slower moving bottom dwellers. Again you need a little pile of rubble so it’s foot can take hold at first.


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I called last went and yes there were small now there all gone.
Looks like PIA still has theirs: http://www.pacificislandaqua.com/sto...t_Anemone.html

Edit: just saw it's sold as well.


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Looks like PIA still has theirs: http://www.pacificislandaqua.com/sto...t_Anemone.html

Edit: just saw it's sold as well.
good looking out there's a member that has one for sale I was not expecting his asking price.


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good looking out there's a member that has one for sale I was not expecting his asking price.
Giganteas show up in stores on a somewhat seasonal basis. Just keep an eye out for when they show up again.


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BTW, Aquatic Collection had 2 magnifica this weekend - just in case. They needed treatment but were not bleached (avoid bleached anemones!).


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Old 02/18/2020, 07:40 AM   #15
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BTW, Aquatic Collection had 2 magnifica this weekend - just in case. They needed treatment but were not bleached (avoid bleached anemones!).
I go by there every once and awhile always see BT's


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I got a purple green tip mag Iíd part with. But itís a monster 18inch plus




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my tank is too small Thanks


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Just setup another 20g tank for your clowns and anemone. Dont risk getting an anemone in your tank.

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I got a purple green tip mag Iíd part with. But itís a monster 18inch plus




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Just setup another 20g tank for your clowns and anemone. Dont risk getting an anemone in your tank.

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I don't want a house full of aquariums that's tacky IMO


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I don't want a house full of aquariums that's tacky IMO
That's why you need a fish room.


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IME Magnifica anemones do slightly better in captivity and respond better to Cipro treatment than Gigs. For that reason Iíd always chose a magnifica over gigantea but at the same time never say no to a nice and healthy gig.


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My issue with mags is that they make the black in some of my percula disappear. Had that issue just recently. Interestingly enough, so far only the females seem to be affected...

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Old 02/29/2020, 07:35 PM   #25
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if I decided to use a rock Island for a Magnifica, what's the min amount of space can I get away with between the sand and the other aqua scape incase it tries to bail off the Island?

Or will a Magnifica cross over sand?


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