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Old 12-22-2011, 11:37 AM   #71
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I live in Florida and they are located here so I figure it would be next day shipping. Think that might help? They are having a super zooa sale and i wanted to get in on it. lol All the reviews always say how large the corals are and how great, youre the first one I've read of having any issues with them.
I take those reviews with a grain of salt. I'm sure they're great, their customer service has been very on top of things etc. WIth zoas you can't exactly expect 7 polyps to be on a huge chunk of rock - but I admit that when they arrive all closed up its even tinier than I was expecting.
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zoas are sent from indo without even any water in the box. the colonies are wrapped in wet newspaper in then put in plastic bags to save on weight. it takes 2 days for them to get from indo to here, Via a stop in california.
when i get them, it's not uncommon to have to wait a week for some of them to open. some open immediately though. just a FYI.
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Here's the updated pics:

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I have my first order from reefs2go as of...a couple hours ago. We'll see how the stuff I ordered compares to what I ordered off of saltwaterfish.com. The zoas I got from them were ok for 10 polyp...but it was the plastic disc they came on I couldn't stand. Everything else was atleast on a fragment of a rock...I understand fragging and breaking corals off...but give me some base to work with atleast.

Your stuff was probably DOA cuz of the hold up, plain and simple.

My local SW buddy ordered pods off of them. They showed up alive but died soon after. That is the only other bad report I've heard about them. She's giving them another shot with a pistol shrimp I added to my order for her.
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Is that black stuff under your GSP cyano?
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:00 PM   #76
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Is that black stuff under your GSP cyano?
Nope - just a dark piece of rock. It's not that black in reality, just that way in the photo. That particular area is slightly shaded as well, so it's not getting too much light.
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In your experience is there anything that really REQUIRES mh at this point? I mean obviously there's different strengths of T5, and a bajillion different bulbs. I'd really love to be able to keep a clam in there eventually, but everything that I've read says "unless you have super duper uber-hailides, dont even bother trying 'cause that clam will be deadski"...

My fixture is the deepblue solar extreme - I'm planning on swapping out my bulbs for ones with a bit more of a blue tinge to it as the stock bulbs are very yellow, almost bordering on green.

Everything I've read and heard say that clams need mh lighting. period.
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you can keep clams under t5, halides, or LEDs, providing they are the right ones (right wattage and reflectivity....)
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Yea - had a long chat with the lfs about clams - definitely something for future consideration.
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Hooray for the 40 dollar coral tank. Picked up a nice chunk of zoas tonight. Tank was mostly small uninteresting mushrooms, but they had a couple of these colonies - may go back for another tomorrow Was acclimated for about an hour, and open the way it is now about 5 minutes after being put into the tank. Flipped on the day lamps just to get a photo or two.


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