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Old 09-21-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
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Small area of pink zoa colony not opening?

I removed some macro algae from in between my zoas the other day and ever since, they have not opened in this section...it has been like 5 days and they are still closed!?!?!

This spot is in the center of the colony, all the ones around it are opening fine.

Is there any food I can use to help them open?....or should I just wait it out.

My water is good, trites, trates and amm are all zero..Ph 8.4.....temp is steady 78.5*F.



Dont worry, the surface is usually ripping, I had to cut off the PH to take this shot!


Still not open as of tonight
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:37 PM   #2
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How'd you remove it? Some kinda agitation?
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I'm not a reefer, but is it possible it has/is being stung? That looks like a localized spot, what is behind it?
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Not possible, none of my corals are close enough to each other to sting, and no body has sweepers.

Some of them have finally started to open...

And I use tweezers to pick out the algae, I barley even touched the zoos.......
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Was the algae growth from detritus build-up?
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I beleive so.....
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Just make sure they are getting some moderate flow to clean the area out.
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You may want to employ the old turkey baster method on this one as well.
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Yeah, they are some nasty zoas......they get dirty once a week! Grimy little things!

They are starting to open, one by one.....I am still clueless as to why they were closed for over a week?........I did remove the algae, but I did that to other parts as well, and they opened back up in like 15 minutes!
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The build-up of detritus can encourage the onset of bacterial infections. The week they were closed could have had something to do with that. If they are getting a build-up of detritus, you need to increase the flow in their area.
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