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joedodge
07/13/2016, 03:50 AM
So I got this zoa colony about two weeks ago there radio dragon eyes and something red. It was a killer deal $10! But after a couple weeks less and less open up. And it appears like there actually melting away. I can't find any pests at all day or night with a flashlight. Am, nitrite, nitrates are all 0. Salinity a steady 1.026. Temp is 79. There in the bottom of my 10 gallon with a 18 watt led so it's not a ton of light. Anyone have any ideas?

that Fish Guy
07/13/2016, 11:51 AM
I offer many Tips that may help you out in the Link Below.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2581813&highlight=zoanthid

Hopefully that info helps you save it.

joedodge
07/13/2016, 01:55 PM
Hmm won't let me click the link thank you tho for the help

titustitus
07/13/2016, 07:43 PM
Livestocks?

joedodge
07/13/2016, 09:25 PM
2 very small clowns and some hermits and snails

j_mazzy
07/13/2016, 09:48 PM
Mine became a straight light and flow issue. I placed them high in the tank and like magic they all opened.

that Fish Guy
07/13/2016, 10:59 PM
Hmm won't let me click the link thank you tho for the help

That is Odd it worked for me when I Clicked On It.

Try it again one more Time Please.

Is anybody else having trouble with my Link or does it work for you?

no1bubba
07/18/2016, 12:35 PM
I am also unable to use the link

that Fish Guy
07/19/2016, 12:25 AM
I am also unable to use the link

Odd.

Still works for me.

Look for this Thread

6 Simple Tips for Keeping Zoanthids Happy, Healthy, and Growing Fast

I will Bump it for people to see.

It is now currently the First Thread in the Zoanthid Forum.

Rakie
07/25/2016, 01:59 AM
Am, nitrite, nitrates are all 0.


There's where I would start. Nitrates = Food for corals. 0 Nitrates is very outdated thinking and many reefers have moved on to higher nitrate systems with amazing results.

Get your nitrates up to 2-3 to start. This has to be done by LIVESTOCK. Dumping in food will only raise Phosphates. Nitrates come from fish waste, or nitrate dosing.

Essentially -- That's a recipe for starvation.

Low light typically induces stretching, not a polyp closing up.

that Fish Guy
07/25/2016, 07:04 AM
There's where I would start. Nitrates = Food for corals. 0 Nitrates is very outdated thinking and many reefers have moved on to higher nitrate systems with amazing results.

Get your nitrates up to 2-3 to start. This has to be done by LIVESTOCK. Dumping in food will only raise Phosphates. Nitrates come from fish waste, or nitrate dosing.

Essentially -- That's a recipe for starvation.

Low light typically induces stretching, not a polyp closing up.

I have very few fish which are all small damsels and a 6 line wrasse.

and I have Nitrates.

Rakie
07/25/2016, 11:26 PM
I've got 2 fish in a 29g and I have zero nitrates and have for months. I need to dose them.

kjay88
08/04/2016, 09:34 PM
I find my stuff grows amazing especially my blue tub zoas at 3-4 ppm nitrates

Rakie
08/04/2016, 10:55 PM
Yeah everything in my tank seemed to appreciate the nitrates. Only one Acro browned a little but that may have been unrelated (Dosed DT with Prazi)

Afenstem26
08/08/2016, 08:29 PM
I know you stated you only have an 18 watt led on the tank, but what lights were on the tank they came out of? Also did you acclimate to the LEDS and how high are they set if they are dimmable.

650-IS350
08/11/2016, 12:35 PM
top right ones look like fungus of sorts growing on them, might check into dipping in saltwater/peroxide mix.

dcrowley3
08/14/2016, 12:42 PM
After reading through this thread I think 0 nitrates maybe my problem also.

Advice on how I would go about dosing to increase nitrates? I feed what I think is heavy but never have any recordable nitrates.

My zoa's look nice but after 6 months or so I have noticed very little growth. I know it could be many things, but this is one area I have not tried.

I follow the feeding schedule from The Fish Guy advice.

So any advice would be helpful, thanks.

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that Fish Guy
08/18/2016, 11:31 AM
After reading through this thread I think 0 nitrates maybe my problem also.

Advice on how I would go about dosing to increase nitrates? I feed what I think is heavy but never have any recordable nitrates.

My zoa's look nice but after 6 months or so I have noticed very little growth. I know it could be many things, but this is one area I have not tried.

I follow the feeding schedule from The Fish Guy advice.

So any advice would be helpful, thanks.

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

What are you Nitrates currently at?