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Old 09-30-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Zoa question...

I have a white "sponge" looking growth that's growing around and in between my Zoa's. Its kinda like cotton. I've tried to get pictures but they aren't coming out clear enough to see it. I'm sure someone on here knows what I am talking about. Is it bad? Will it stop the spread of the heads? Either way, how can I get rid of it? I don't really like the look of it, even if it is beneficial.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:11 PM   #2
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I know exactly what your talking about. I have one myself( but won't get rid of it cause it is a beneficial sponge.) I would try chiseling it off the rock if it's not right against your zoas. It won't harm them but it can stunt their growth if it's all around it. If it's just on one side then it's ok for now. They can grow big though, mine is already 4 inches in size.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:27 AM   #3
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It could also be a fungus. I would take it out an use a coral dip on it just to be on the safe side.
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Any recommendations on a safe coral dip solution I can make from home? And how long do I dip it? My LFS (Petco) doesn't carry any coral dips. I've checked in the past.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:38 AM   #5
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I use seachem reef dip coral disinfectant. Dr fosters and smith sells it online
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I use seachem reef dip coral disinfectant. Dr fosters and smith sells it online
and if it is a fungus (i think it is) it will actually kill it? I was under the impression it would only take care of pests like red bugs and bristleworms and such.
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:44 AM   #7
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can i just freshwater dip it?
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #8
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Mine says its effective against bacteria fungi and protozoans
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