Magnifica or Gigantea 'opinions'

greekspec

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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.

37gal Oceanic 24x18x20

Giesemann 250W MH w/4 T5's

Teco TK100 Chiller

dkh-7-7.5
temp-77
Nit-0
Phos 0.02-0.04
 

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cali9dub

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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.
 

greekspec

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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.

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.
 

cali9dub

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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.

That's great, but the mag would be about 12" across within the year. Are you planning on getting a larger tank? Both those nems get pretty huge. My gig is about 17" across right now. If you are gunna try and keep either in that tank it really isn't large enough. One move and they'll wipe out your entire tank.
 

greekspec

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That's great, but the mag would be about 12" across within the year. Are you planning on getting a larger tank? Both those nems get pretty huge. My gig is about 17" across right now. If you are gunna try and keep either in that tank it really isn't large enough. One move and they'll 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
 

ThRoewer

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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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greekspec

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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
 

cali9dub

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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.
 

ThRoewer

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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!).
 

Tkieu78

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I got a purple green tip mag I'd part with. But it's a monster 18inch plus

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ImNotNemosDad

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Just setup another 20g tank for your clowns and anemone.[emoji16] Dont risk getting an anemone in your tank.

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