View Full Version : Zoas closing up?

01/23/2017, 09:38 PM
About a month ago I dosed red sea reef energy 3 times - 2ml a and b for about 4 days. I noticed my Eagle eyes and dragon eyes close up so I stopped and have done 2 40% water changes. I don't know if that dosing caused my issues or not.
About 3 weeks ago my sunny D's started closing 2 weeks ago my bowsers started closing, the 4 small ones are closed, the big one is still open. A week ago my darth mauls started closing with occasionally a few open. Some of the cheap unnamed zoas are still doing OK.

I have a 45g jbj, 2 jebco powerheads, 3 eflux 1040 powerheads, reef breeders aquasanrise LED, dosing pump dosing 8ml mag, 6ml alk, 6ml ca all red sea daily, run 5tsp kalk in 5 gal ATO (uses 5gal weekly), hob skimmer, mini max reactor with carbon and phosban, weekly/bi weekly water changes. No powerheads are directly pointed at zoas and generally faced so the zoas are not in super high flow areas (although the entire tank has a decent flow)

About a month and a half ago I had a hammer have a polop bailout on half the heads. I moved it to QT and it is done fine. The other 2 hammers are not bailing out but don't look as full.

Below are pics of 2 zoa frags I pulled and put in qt today to see if that helps.

Not shown in pic ammonia 0, and the color scale might have shown .25 on nitrite. Mag just jumpped today I lowered the dose to get it back to 1480. I have had more algea than I would like.

Any ideas on what I should look at?

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w121/ub3rn00ber/20170123_210532.jpg (http://s175.photobucket.com/user/ub3rn00ber/media/20170123_210532.jpg.html)
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2 months ago:

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w121/ub3rn00ber/20161207_204651_001.jpg (http://s175.photobucket.com/user/ub3rn00ber/media/20161207_204651_001.jpg.html)
1 month ago bailout on hammer - removed leather.
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01/25/2017, 08:50 AM
So dosed something, then stopped and did significant water changes. Dosing mag to bring up a lot higher, now stopping. Any coral, zoas included like stability. Nitrates and phosphates seem fine. That last screenshot of your mag is way high. My first suggestion would be just let things alone for a bit. Too much tinkering. Also lifting them up for pictures is sure to **** them off, but they should open up soon after doing so.

01/26/2017, 11:06 AM
Yeah, I would just leave them alone for a couple days. Sounds like you've done everything you could. What is that app you use for your parameters?

01/26/2017, 08:23 PM
Aquarimate. I highly recommend it. You can back up all your data to the cloud, create charts and graphs of parameters makes notes, keep track of costs and livestock with pics. I really like it, I use mine to track 4 tanks. I think it's like 5 or 10$.