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Old 01-09-2014, 08:29 AM   #11
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I had a huge outbreak when we set up the tank. Bought 2 peppermint shrimp and they took care of it in a couple days. Now, when we get one in the tank, the peppermints take care of it quickly.

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Old 01-09-2014, 10:27 AM   #12
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What I've done, is buy 3 blue leg hermits, and a peppermint for my 20g. I took my zoa frag out of water, burned aiptasia with butane torch. But now I have new problem...

I found why my zoas were "bleaching", it's not because of lack of light acclimatation, but I found a ****ing white tentacle coming out and burning a part of the frag... Digitate hydroids...

My frag had aiptasia + digitates hydroids on it. I just trashed it, don't want to keep hydroids.

25$ zoa frag, too much contamination on it, I trashed it
20$ birdsnest almost totally bleached, didn't know about light acclim
15$ frogspawn, that's the only one that look thriving
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:55 PM   #13
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You could have removed the Zoas from the rock and saved them.
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A soldering iron works fine and there's less chance of aerosolizing any toxic materials. I find Joes Juice works better than most solutions.
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Old 01-09-2014, 05:10 PM   #15
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A soldering iron works fine and there's less chance of aerosolizing any toxic materials. I find Joes Juice works better than most solutions.
Soldering iron is really great idea wich I didn't thought !!!

How can you remove a partial zoa colony from a frag rock ?
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Scrape or cut them them off get as close to the rock as you can then glue them to another rock. Google Fraging Zoa's
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:15 AM   #17
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I bought another zoa frag to replace this one, I like the zoa behavious (I mean open at day, close at night) and the color. They fluorescent while moonlight.

I just saw after market that the frag is a mold shell covered by zoas -.-

Thanks for the advice, I didn't know we can remove them from rock.
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