Acclimation Never float the bag to acclimate the Anemone. Always use the drip method
She must be drip acclimated for at least an hour or more.
Two is much better, just watch TVor read a book while you wait, time flies when you stay busy.
Floating the bag does NOTHING to prepare her for her new home.
So please, follow the advice below.
Many Anemones have been lost by floating their bag, then releasing them into the tanks.
I use this nifty little item that can be found at most medical supply stores. Run the airline tubing through it.
Roll the roller to allow full flow to get it started .
Put one end in a bucket with your rose and the water from the fish store in it.
Start the flow by using a flow starter bulb or sucking on the tube.
Once the water has started in the bucket, roll the roller to set it to one drip per second, drip for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours. No less.
(Never leave the drip running while you are away)
Water levels rise fast even though you are dripping it.
Saltwater on carpet is no fun.
Don't add the water from the store
Never add the water from shipping bag or fish store to your tank,
You will want to throw it out. Once acclimated, put on a glove.
When dripped for a few hours, you will have
enough water from your tank to be able to then
pour it all out and add the water from the tank
with the Anemone. This way no water from the fish
store will go into your tank. Be sure to not take the
Anemone out of the water when doing this, always keep her under
Use a container that will submerge in the bucket of water
and place your anemone and its rock, if it is attached to one
into a bowl, then place the bowl with your Anemone
into the tank.
Take the Anemone and rock out of the bucket or whatever you have used to acclimate it. Then submerge it and place it gently in your tank where you HOPE it will stay. If it's attached to the side of your bucket and not on a rock, gently use your fingernail under it's foot (a credit card works great to) and work it all the way around the foot, gently pulling up as you go. (Remember, they sting) Wear gloves.
When it let's go, lift it out being sure to cradle it completely in the palm of your hand under the water.
I do not recommend that you let the anemone be exposed to air. I have always kept them under water when moving them around.
To keep from getting a mouth full of yucky salt water.
I use this handy suction device. It has two different
size holes, one for larger and one for airline tubing.
It is below.. Pretty cool.
I have no idea where you can get them as this came in a box of aquarium supply