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Old 03-03-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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If its a smaller tank you could opt for some par30/38 bulbs.. If its larger go check out the 'lighting, best bang for your buck' thread. Very good information on lighting there.

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Actually, i don't think it's a matter of lighting that's keeping the zoas closed up. If you didn't have enough light, they would still open and just reach for light. Sometimes zoas can take about a week to open. Water parameters would be the first thing I would check and be sure nothing is out of whack.
I do agree that the Marineland Double Brights or "Reef Capable" fixtures are weak.

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I had some eagle eye zoas that did t open for almost 6 months. It turned out to have some sort of worms on it. I gave it a fresh water dip three days in a row and now it's taken off and grows really fast. Stays open all the time.

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