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Old 02-18-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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I guess it wasn't a big buy, but I picked up a zoa/paly rock at my lfs yesterday for 30$. This is a big buy for me when it comes to livestock. Anyways, I saw about 10-15 nice heads of a paly on there and the rest was covered in zoas, about 100. I thought it was gonna be a great deal and was really excited. However, I didn't see the zoas opened, they were all closed. The tanks lighting was low/moderate and I thought maybe it was the lighting that caused them not to open.

The heads still aren't opening, and I think I bought a rock full of dead zoas pretty bummed.

Anyone else have any similar stories? Vent away haha
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I wouldn't be too concerned at one day in your tank..... They can take some time to fully acclimate & open up.
What kind of lighting were they under at the store, and what kind do you have?? If your lights are brighter than the store's, then they could be a bit overwhelmed..... If that's the case, maybe try moving them under a rock shelf so they get good indirect light to start.

And 100+ heads of zoas for $30 is a darn good buy........
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I guess it wasn't a big buy, but I picked up a zoa/paly rock at my lfs yesterday for 30$. This is a big buy for me when it comes to livestock. Anyways, I saw about 10-15 nice heads of a paly on there and the rest was covered in zoas, about 100. I thought it was gonna be a great deal and was really excited. However, I didn't see the zoas opened, they were all closed. The tanks lighting was low/moderate and I thought maybe it was the lighting that caused them not to open.

The heads still aren't opening, and I think I bought a rock full of dead zoas pretty bummed.

Anyone else have any similar stories? Vent away haha
Were they all open when you bought it? If so, just wait it out a couple 3 days.
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The lighting was a small strip of small LEDs. It was a tank full of zoas so the lighting didn't have to be high.

There was about 15 big heads that were open, I'm sure they're palys, but the zoas weren't. I shouldn't have got it, but I figured the heads would open eventually, but they haven't showed any sign
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