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Old 01/02/2018, 06:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy Zoas?

Hello guys,

I've had this zoas frag for a few weeks now. I I ended up placing at the top of my rocks to get it the most possible light but it doesn't seem happy. Many polyps won't open all the time or open just partially. In the second pic you can see the position in the tank.
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Old 01/02/2018, 07:38 AM   #2
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they could be adjusting to the more intense lighting, you could try moving them back to where they were happy and see if they look better?


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Old 01/02/2018, 12:23 PM   #3
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Iím having the same issues with all of my zoas. Iíve moved them everywhere and nothing helps. Iíve read a lot and have been told by a few people that once they started dosing iodide there zoas opened back up and looked better then before. I just started dosing iodide yesterday so Iíll see how it goes.


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Old 01/02/2018, 12:40 PM   #4
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Be careful if the iodine you are using came with a glass dropper for dosing. I've had the rubber bulb on the end crack, which ended up letting all of the iodine in the dropper fall out.


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Old 01/02/2018, 06:08 PM   #5
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Iím having the same issues with all of my zoas. Iíve moved them everywhere and nothing helps. Iíve read a lot and have been told by a few people that once they started dosing iodide there zoas opened back up and looked better then before. I just started dosing iodide yesterday so Iíll see how it goes.


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Did you test for iodide? Let me know how it goes.!

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Old 01/02/2018, 06:55 PM   #6
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Iím having the same issues with all of my zoas. Iíve moved them everywhere and nothing helps. Iíve read a lot and have been told by a few people that once they started dosing iodide there zoas opened back up and looked better then before. I just started dosing iodide yesterday so Iíll see how it goes.


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what are you iodide levels? how much are you dosing?


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Old 01/03/2018, 01:46 PM   #7
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How fast did you acclimate them to the lighting? Most don't need a lot, sticking them right to the top probably made them unhappy.


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Old 01/04/2018, 08:58 AM   #8
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I would try moving them lower in the tank before you start dabbling with iodide


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Old 01/04/2018, 09:15 AM   #9
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Thanks! Moved them to a partially shaded area yesterday. Let's see how it does in the next few days.

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