Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-01-2007, 05:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 295
Pulsing Zenia Dying

I've got a healthy Frog Spawn, Brite Green Stars, Green Buttons, Sun Coral, Pearl Bubble, Brown Mushroom.

I only use RO/DI and am running a CoralLife PC on a 46gal. Using a ProClear 75 and large HOB, plus 2 powerheads.

But for whatever reason, my Pulsing Zenia always wither and die. Are they sensative to anything in particular?
__________________

__________________
46 gal FOWLR
11lb Live Rock - 40lb Live Sand
ProClear Pro 75 - LR rubble & skimmer in sump
AC 300 HOB
AC 402 Powerhead - AC 301 Powerhead
Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
I wish I could give you a more definitive answer but...Xenia remains very much of a mystery coral. It will thrive in one tank and die in another with exact water parameters. For some reason, it will thrive in tank's with poor water parameters and not do well in another with perfect parameters. There is not real rhythm or reason to it. Buying captive breed Xenia seems to increase your luck. Also, the addition of iodine to the tank has been found to greatly increase the health of some Xenia species. I have actually had colonys grow and spread so fast I fragged it and gave it to the LFS. Later, for what ever reason, the entire colony died. I slowly replaced it and now it is thriving again...go figure.
__________________

__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2007, 08:07 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 3,294
Like lando I have no answers either.. had some it did great for a while then died off.. ?? Got some more it was not good at first then took off then my Rusty angel liked it too much.. Moved it into my 55 and it was gone fast..I gave up on buying it, now if I can get some on a trade or free I put it in the tank.. I just got 2 small frags last week and put them in my 15 gal frag tank., and I got 2 pulsing xenia hitch hikers on a zoa rock.. well see how they do?? Not holding my breath for them.
__________________
9/02-125 REEF, 125 lbs LR,LS 4x160 VHO, Reef Devil /Sump, Fuge
7/03-55 FOWLR 60lb LR, 50 lb SD sand 2x40 NO strip light, Reef Devil/sump, Fuge

TANK PICS http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=98202
seaham358 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 10:08 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 343
Send a message via AIM to artoledo Send a message via MSN to artoledo Send a message via Yahoo to artoledo
I started off with a small frag. 1 stock with the 3 pulsing hands on it. Now it has split into 7 stocks and over 100 hands. They are growing far too quickly and i am afraid it is going to take over. So i am going to start fragging this thing and put them on the Barter/Trade section of the forums. All i can say is when my water parameters was at its worse, my pulsing xenia was growing like weeds. lando is right. This is a mystery coral and does thrive in poor water. I was adding lugols solution (iodine drops). That stuff works magic. Try it out.
__________________
If it doesn't work, use a Hammer.

-----Armando-----
artoledo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 11:30 AM   #5
AA Team Emeritus
 
roka64's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,860
Send a message via AIM to roka64 Send a message via Yahoo to roka64
Quote:
Originally Posted by artoledo
I was adding lugols solution (iodine drops). That stuff works magic. Try it out.
Make sure you buy a test kit for iodine/iodide, so you don't overdose your tank.
__________________
Age is relative, you are only as old as you act....of course, this works in reverse....

Questions loved, heeded advice greatly appreciated!

Vote for AA
Good reading about:
Nitrogen Cycle
Fishless Cycling
Need more help?
Articles
Acronym List

--Scott
roka64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2007, 11:37 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 343
Send a message via AIM to artoledo Send a message via MSN to artoledo Send a message via Yahoo to artoledo
Quote:
Originally Posted by roka64
Quote:
Originally Posted by artoledo
I was adding lugols solution (iodine drops). That stuff works magic. Try it out.
Make sure you buy a test kit for iodine/iodide, so you don't overdose your tank.
Sorry about that. I shouldve said you needed to test. Before you add anything to your tank, make sure you can test for it.
__________________
If it doesn't work, use a Hammer.

-----Armando-----
artoledo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2007, 12:13 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
I have had stages where xenia has crazy growth and then I can't keep it. Now it is growing again ...

weird stuff
__________________

__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dyi, dying

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Candy Coral and Pulsing Zenia!!! Sweet!!! themangia1984 New Acquisitions 6 12-22-2008 05:05 PM
Pulsing Zenia Dying Charlie Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 03-20-2007 01:27 AM
I think my pulsing Xenia is dying someone help GT96 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 4 12-29-2003 11:20 PM
Pulsing Zenia MIA?! brndfrb Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 10-26-2003 05:27 PM
Pulsing zenia and Purple mushrooms? brndfrb Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 10-09-2003 03:13 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.