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Old 07-04-2007, 08:27 PM   #1
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Zoanthids loosing color?

Some of my Zoanthids are loosing there color. Do i have them to close to the 175 halides?
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:04 PM   #2
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LIght and color can be tricky. Are they new to the tank? If so, what type of light are they used to? Fading can also be an indication of declining water parameters. Can you list yours?
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I agree with Brian in that if you got them from your LFS and they were used to lower lighting and now they have metal hallides then that would be a problem. Also as he stated it could be water problems. I would also be interested in some water check results. Also where are they located in the tank?
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They definitley adjust their color dependent on your lighting. Just to echo what the other guys said, check what kind of light they were under before you got them, and adjust according to that.
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Lighting has a lot to do with the color as has been stated. I have a rock that I broke in half that was covered with zoas, one half is in my nano (5g 20w) and the other half is in my 72g reef (570w of light) you would not believe me that they are the same kind of zoa that's how different they look under different lighting.

Also you should make sure that your water params are in check and that you are doing regular PWCs that is VERY important to the health of your corals and fish!
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my water permeters are in good shape as we do regular water changes. they were under vho's now there hunder 175 halides
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my water permeters are in good shape as we do regular water changes.
PWC's are great, but they are no guarantee your parameters are good. I would invest in some basic tests, ex. nitrite/nitrate, PH, Alk, etc., if you have not already or have a LFS test for you at least occasionally.

If the zoanthids where brighter under VHO's I'd say you should lower them in your tank. Best to start towards the bottom, and go from there. Some zoo's really appreciate high light, while others tend to prefer medium light and flow. HTH
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i do regular test such as nitrates and ammonia and salinity what else do you suggest i test fr in the reef tank?
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In a reef tank I would add calcium and alkalinity.
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I have a calcium reactor on the tank as well.
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