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Old 07-28-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
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Zoas

I want to know how can I keep my zoas alive . My water parameters are perfect , they are great for 2 weeks and then they start closing and end up bleaching and dying. I don't know what I have to do
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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what type of lighting do you have and what is your lighting schedule? is your temp stable and what is you temp setting?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:45 AM   #3
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I have leds and I have them at 50% only .

Temp is 78 and all water parameters are perfect.
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How do you feed them and what fish do you have in tank?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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Dr gee's

Naso, blue, yellow, and tomini tang.
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2 cromies
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Pyramid butterfly
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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Maybe the LEDs aren't strong enough? I had the same problem with my t5 so I upgraded to t5 and metal halides. Heats up tank to 82 but all my corals are now open. Just waiting for them to reproduce.
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I have them to only 50% because they told me to it could burn my corals. Should I raise the lights.
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You can go either too much or too little. The color in polyps is caused from a symbiotic relationship between algae and the coral. Algae can't live without light. Too much light on the other hand will kill the algae or bleach the corals also. I have too much light, but before the corals wouldn't even open before I upgraded. Now I have two metal halide bulbs and its too much.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #9
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So what shoul I do,? I don't know if it's too little or too much
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:01 AM   #10
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If they are closing I would turn them up. I don't recall ever seeing corals close from too much light. I have a 55g with 500 watts of metal halides and 108watts of t5s. That's too much light for that shallow of a tank. They enjoy it though. My orange zoos are brown from bleaching from too much light, but they are open and aren't dying. Had this light setup for 4 months now. Had to upgrade cause mine were closing and dying.
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