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Old 09-08-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
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I just got these zoas about 2wks ago and I've beeb slowly moving them from the sand bed to right before the highest point in my tank is this normal..? My tank is a 37g bow front, a dual t5ho light fixture running a 10, 000k and blue actinic bulb, hob filter, and about 40lbs of live rock. My problem is only about 50%-75% of them will open up. I want them to live and thrive guys any suggestions?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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Where do you have them placed in tank? Have you tried to relocate them?
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:32 AM   #3
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Where do you have them placed in tank? Have you tried to relocate them?
I've tried moving them from the bed up to the top, and I have one more spot to move them up too but I want to know what they need first before I give them too much light.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #4
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Zoas need lower light, I keep mine on the bottom for the most part and let them climb up rock toward the light. Also flow is key, almost as important as light IMO. What kind of flow is on them??
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Also what are tank parameters? +1 on the flow. Flow is almost as important as the lighting. They need good flow.
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Zoas need lower light, I keep mine on the bottom for the most part and let them climb up rock toward the light. Also flow is key, almost as important as light IMO. What kind of flow is on them??
So low light? And more flow? So I should move them lower then? Am I burning them with to much light?

And my parameters are fine and stable. Just did a water change so its good now. Should I be feeding them?
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I target feed mysis and brine 2-3 times a week. Then I feel phyto feast by reef nutrition 2 times a week.
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I target feed mysis and brine 2-3 times a week. Then I feel phyto feast by reef nutrition 2 times a week.
Should i start target feeding then? How would I do that without the other fish swooping in?
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I put some seaweed on a clip right before I target feed. The fish will grab some of the food but the zoas will get some too. Some people cut the bottom off of a liter bottle, flip it upside down with spite over zoas and target that way.
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Your zoas don't really need to be target fed, they get their food through photosynthesis and what's in the water. Yes higher flow, and lower light. I would keep them on the bottom for two weeks the move them up a third of the tank to its eventual home prob every two weeks or so.
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