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Old 04-22-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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Zoas NOT opening!!!

I purchased 4 zoanthidn frags. I put them into my tank and after 2 hours they haven't fully opened.
I then measured the salinity and it was 1.019. I think that might be the problem. PLEASE HELP
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Give them time 2 hrs isn't very long at all. I've had zoas take almost a week to fully open.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #3
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how did you acclimate them
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:56 PM   #4
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I wouldn't expect them to open for at least 3 days. My advice is to slowly raise the salinity over the next few days, if the water levels are normal, as far as other parameters, you should see them start opening. Don't expect all of them to open at once. you will see one or two, then maybe a different two the next day, until they are all used to the new environment. Patience is the key.
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Just give it some time. Also, you should raise your salinity. That's really low for a reef.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:12 PM   #6
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I keep both my reefs at 1.025 / 1.026
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #7
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I keep my salinity at 1.023 whenever I get any new coral or fish I test the salinity of the water they where in and slowly adjust to there likings
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+1 for salinity of 1.026. I use a refractometer and keep it at 35ppt
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Same i do 1.026
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