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Old 10-08-2012, 02:20 PM   #21
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Looks good! Wait until you get into the high end. It will get addicting fast! I personally have over 100 morphs of zoas, some of which I've paid over $100 per polyp. Figured I'd throw you a few pics of mine. Zoas are my addiction and I think it's great whenever someone wants to start a garden!
Wow we need names if possible lol are those some Rasta zoas and I'm dying to know what the first pic is.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:23 PM   #22
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The second zoa looks cool.
The second is a Rasta Zoanthid. Unless you find a local propagator, expect to pay $50+ per polyp. i order most of my zoa/palys from zoaplanet.com
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #23
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Slowly but surely comin in
I love your rock work, i think your settup is going to be awesome when these grow out!
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I love my little patch if zoas too. Just remember they are really toxic, handle with care. My mushrooms won't allow the zoa patch to get much bigger until I pull a few mushrooms.

I make my own 2 part, as per BRS receipies. Much, much cheaper. Easy to do. But I use a medical doser (eBay) to deliver it a mm at a time. Highly recommend this as I use to add it all at once daily for years and years. This is better. I also drip Kalkwasser at night. My corals seem to love this natural source of calcium and I don't end up adding as much 2 part solution. I have a very high coral load and want the best possible growth, so that's where I ended up.
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I hate to jack this thread and I hope I am not, but when you gents (Convict and Greg) state that you slow drip your calcium and Alk at night, could you elaborate? Specifically, how slow do you drip the doses? I pour It in all at once and I am very interested in your methods, especially since I have seen the results of your work

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I hate to jack this thread and I hope I am not, but when you gents (Convict and Greg) state that you slow drip your calcium and Alk at night, could you elaborate? Specifically, how slow do you drip the doses? I pour It in all at once and I am very interested in your methods, especially since I have seen the results of your work

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I just simply use a small water bottle, measure 8mL and tie a knot in the airline to slow drip part 1 then repeat part 2. It's a slow drip like drip... drip... drip... lol did that sound funny? lol
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I love my little patch if zoas too. Just remember they are really toxic, handle with care. My mushrooms won't allow the zoa patch to get much bigger until I pull a few mushrooms.

I make my own 2 part, as per BRS receipies. Much, much cheaper. Easy to do. But I use a medical doser (eBay) to deliver it a mm at a time. Highly recommend this as I use to add it all at once daily for years and years. This is better. I also drip Kalkwasser at night. My corals seem to love this natural source of calcium and I don't end up adding as much 2 part solution. I have a very high coral load and want the best possible growth, so that's where I ended up.
I love that colony! I didn't know they were toxic, thanks for the info.
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I have made adjustments over the years and using test kits have gotten it to 35ml of each part dosed over 24 hours. That is in addition to 1 gallon of kalkwasser each evening as a slow drip. My total volume of water is about 500 gallons.
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I need to start a zoa garden.
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Ive got a paly/ zoa garden. Most are smaller frags, but i do have a colony of teal palys and eagle eye zoas
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