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Old 11-23-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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My zoa keep dying. My trumpet, toadstool, duncan, and mushrooms are doing great but for whatever reason I can't keep zoa alive. I've tried them in different areas of the tank and with different water flows etc. Ideas?

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Old 11-23-2014, 07:14 PM   #2
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Tell us about your system.

Lights filtration flow ect. Also what are your water parameters? Have you tested recently?
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:48 PM   #3
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30 gallon tank

Filter:
1 - Aquaclear 50 gallon HOB filter
1 - Aquaclear 30 gallon HOB filter

Flow:
1 - Aquaclear powerhead 175 gph
1 - Aquaclear powerhead 270 gph

Lighting:
Mainland Reef LED strip light
Blue lights 8:00-9 am
Full lights 9-8 pm
Blue lights 8-9 pm

Water parameters:
Sg - 1.024
Ammonia - 0
Nitrite - 0
Nitrate - 10
pH - 8.4

25% water change using RO and instant ocean brand salt (orange bag) every other week

Tank began as a 10 gallon, was up for 4 months. Moved houses, upgraded to the 30. Has been up and running for 8 months.

All other coals and animals are doing well.


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Old 11-23-2014, 11:21 PM   #4
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How many zoas do you have? If your light is Marineland then that is the cultprit. Your other corals require less intensity while zoas needs more than what you have now.
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Did you buy the zoas from the store or online?
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there are hitch hikers that eat zoas look into that
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Look for zoa eating nudibranchs. They tend to take on the coilor of the zoa they are eating.
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Look for zoa eating nudibranchs. They tend to take on the coilor of the zoa they are eating.
Doug, that is one terrifying picture you got there
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:09 PM   #9
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That is so funny because I had a few hitchiker nudis come in on floridaliverock just like those I left in the tank cause I thought they were pretty. I sold all that rock and have since started over but some poor soul out there may have them.
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I'd do a dip on the zoas and see if anything comes off of them.
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