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Old 01-19-2011, 01:53 PM   #51
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ive been reading a lot that when you have a xenia crash its due to low iodine, I guess the xenia just sucks it out something horrible.

also reading that iodine is very hard to test for which makes dosing even harder...

that would explain the inverts dying as well though wouldnt it?
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:06 PM   #52
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No. My xenia just turned colors one day. Got very dark colored inside. Inverts died later. I belive it was the secretion of heavy mucus (sp?) from the density and the fragging.

No one ever knows why it dies IMO. It's a mystery coral.

I would never dose iodine. Just keep up on the water changes.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #53
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Dragon eyes are so rare in Canada its not even funny, the bright colour zoas are all hard to find actually most of the ones you get come into LFS as 1 or maybe 2 poplys then local reefers grow them out to sell....sometimes.

we have one new store in town thats starting to bring in "ultra" colour zoas and acans so watch for them.
eagle eyes and radioactive dragon eyes are from indonesia and are about 20 dollars for a softball covered rock for your LFS. they should be able to sell them fairly cheaply.
if not, wait till next summer, and i'll send you a couple giant rocks at cost.
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eagle eyes and radioactive dragon eyes are from indonesia and are about 20 dollars for a softball covered rock for your LFS. they should be able to sell them fairly cheaply.
if not, wait till next summer, and i'll send you a couple giant rocks at cost.
Problem is tho you cant ship them to me in Canada unless I get a license to bring them in....

One of our local stores sells zoas for 10$ for 10 polpys thats the cheapest I have seen but the colours are always blah, I noticed a local reefer who has collected zoas over the years and hes got some really nice colours but a frag of them (maybe 20 poplys) is close to 50$ a frag..

just harder to find bright colour softies up here since everyone likes to focus on SPS corals
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the good news is, they can be shipped simply wrapped in wet newspaper and not overnight. i think i may be able to get you a few pieces this way, correct?
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That I do not know, I will look into it but that's a possiblity.
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Old 03-19-2011, 06:50 PM   #57
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Tank is 3 months old now and finally got some Xenia to grow along with button polyps, finger leather, devils hand and GSP in the tank
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If you're really worried about the xenia you can isolate it on one rock so it will only grow there.

That's what I've done, though I have seen it just grow random places before
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not worried about it really I had some clippings from a local reefer probably 20 stocks or so, and I tried to mount them all different kinds of ways but that is the only one that made it and it was looking grim for a while.

But it has started to grow nicely and hopefully it will take off soon.
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