View Full Version : Best light Option for Zoa/Paly Tank

02/27/2015, 04:20 PM
Hello, looking for opinions what type of lighting (besides halides) for a new 80 gallon rimless tank..
the tank dimensions are 24" D x 48"L x 16" H,,Im looking to for a light that will promote the best health and growth there is to offer for zoas and palys..
Planning to go BB with the tanks too for increased flow....

02/27/2015, 08:27 PM
Zoos will grow with pretty much any lights you buy. My favorite was always a metal halide and T5 combo. I recently switched to LED and still get great growth with a insane POP in color. I have a completely mixed reef tank though. This question might be better answered in the zoanthids section. Here is a picture of my tank. Not too many different kinds of zoas, but I have to frag and sell off a good portion every 4-6 months. They take over if I don't. I have other colonies on the sides of my tank that you can't see.

http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo25/guygettnby/Mobile%20Uploads/20150227_163343_zps5nawfvfd.jpg (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/guygettnby/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150227_163343_zps5nawfvfd.jpg.html)

02/27/2015, 08:40 PM
^^^Nice tank!

02/27/2015, 10:28 PM
Zoos will grow with pretty much any lights you buy.


Zoos are not very demanding. They'll grow well with anything that provides a moderate level of light.

Feeding them will have a much greater affect than light when it comes to growing Zoos.