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Old 12-20-2011, 09:40 PM   #1651
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I was just looking at them with a flashlight because one of them appears to be too "swollen" instead of just "closed". There is one polyp that is not closed and when I look at it with my magnifying glass, it looks like it is looking back at me (honest to god it looks like an eye) and there are two striped, black and white "feelers" coming out of it right next to the eye. I am wondering if this is why this zoa looks "swollen", and the others are starting to "swell" also, instead of just close up. I'm kinda nervous because this is the behavior that I experienced with my orange button polyp before it just shrunk and before I knew it, it was gone. All the rics look like they are doing fantastic. Any ideas what this thing could be and if these guys are gonna be ok? Sorry so long, but I don't want to lose them too.

I tried to draw an arrow and wrote "here". It's on the right side of the first pic. The other 3 are of the other 3 zoas.

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What is your flow like? Is there nice flow over the polyps? They should open in a few days, if not, try moving them around.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #1652
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They are in a 10 gal quarantine tank, I originally had an aqua clear 50 in,but it was too strong and blew them all into a corner, so I replaced that with a Penguin bio-wheel 100, it has carbon and filter floss in it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:26 PM   #1653
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I sent email to seller, has responded with a matter of minutes. He says, its a type of tube worm. I sent him the same pictures I have here. I'm just waiting for one more answer from him, but then I've only sent him the question with the rest of the pics only about 15 min ago. Definitely awesome customer service.

If my zoas do as well as his customer service, then they should be looking like the pics real soon.
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:49 PM   #1654
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Remember most zoas morph a little with new lighting.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:38 AM   #1655
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Remember most zoas morph a little with new lighting.
No clue what morph means. I'll look that up tomorrow on break . Thanks
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No clue what morph means. I'll look that up tomorrow on break . Thanks
It means change.
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Their colors will change a bit, most of the time its only a subtle change, but oranges can become red or blues purple. Sometimes youll get a big change as the zooxanthellae is completely replaced by another.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:31 PM   #1658
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Thanks, Til I can get them moved, I remembered I had the light fixture that came with the 75 gal. LOL 1 bulb, but it's 8000K. So I have a 4 foot light sitting on top the 10 gallon tank for now.

Does anyone know what seals up cuts on skin? I sliced my finger open the other day and I need to get my 75 moved into my 55. I don't want to get it infected so I need something water proof, preferably that doesn't sting lol, cause it's still fresh and stinging as it is.
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Thanks, Til I can get them moved, I remembered I had the light fixture that came with the 75 gal. LOL 1 bulb, but it's 8000K. So I have a 4 foot light sitting on top the 10 gallon tank for now.

Does anyone know what seals up cuts on skin? I sliced my finger open the other day and I need to get my 75 moved into my 55. I don't want to get it infected so I need something water proof, preferably that doesn't sting lol, cause it's still fresh and stinging as it is.
Vaseline will help it heal faster and Neosporin will prevent it from getting infection.
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As the night slowly sneaks by and I still haven't received that energy care package from Carey, I was looking in my tank (as usual) and I do believe I have some red bubble algae. There are 3 red bubbles on 1 little rock. I moved the little rock to the front of the tank with my faithful sea squirt but am still to chicken to put my hands in and get the rock to pluck them off.
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