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dhd666
03/05/2017, 04:41 AM
Hi Guys,

Any help on how to get my zoas to open again. Below is a before and after pic. Had them for 3 months and recently they are closing up and only the middle section is opening. I have done an iodine dip and there are no nudis on them.

Salinity : 1.025
Nitrate : 50
Ph : 8
Alk : 9
Calcium : 450


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NanoReefWanabe
03/05/2017, 01:56 PM
Those nitrates are wicked high...it looks like those zoas have pox I see what looks like white blisters on the sides of them...have a clearer closer pic?

garygonzales
03/05/2017, 07:14 PM
it looks like you have stars all over the place as well..i think they can eat zoas as well or at least irritate them

NanoReefWanabe
03/05/2017, 08:43 PM
♤Those look like feather dusters to me♤

dhd666
03/07/2017, 05:43 AM
Those are sporatoid snails on the glass. No spots on the frag


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dhd666
03/07/2017, 05:44 AM
I have dipped them as well


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dhd666
03/07/2017, 01:20 PM
3 or 4 have started to open


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manfrog
03/09/2017, 12:27 AM
Agreed about the Nitrates. Have they been that high all three months that you have had the Zoas.
Some of mine shut down when I bought a new light and had the light intensity too high. Once I got that right they opened up.
I also had that reaction in a tank that had a breeding pair of clownfish that I was trying to feed heavily, for spawning purposes, thus raising nutrient levels in the tank.
Not sure if the high nutrients caused it, in my case, but I guess it's possible.

dhd666
03/09/2017, 11:24 AM
Apologies those are spirorbid worms


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Buddy55
03/09/2017, 09:23 PM
I experienced this slow recession of mine as well. I did a few things, raised temp. I'm at 78 now. I lowered to mid rock level. And i moved closer to power head that has a pulse motion. I think debris and amphipods were annoying it and the flow has made a difference in only a week. They have almost 100% opened. Just IME is all.

dhd666
03/10/2017, 11:12 AM
I experienced this slow recession of mine as well. I did a few things, raised temp. I'm at 78 now. I lowered to mid rock level. And i moved closer to power head that has a pulse motion. I think debris and amphipods were annoying it and the flow has made a difference in only a week. They have almost 100% opened. Just IME is all.



Thanks! I was thinking of putting more flow on him to see if it helps


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