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Old 07-06-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Zoanthids on live rock?

Hello I just noticed that I have a colony of red zoanthids that have suddenly popped up on my live rock. I dont have any stuff to take care of them though. What stuff would I need to make sure they survive? Or is it even worth the effort.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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Zoa's are a nice addition to a reef setup. What type of lights do you have on your setup? You may have to do a pwc to help them to survive your cycling of your tank.
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I just have normal florecent lights (for a fish only tank) and 40 lbs of live rock with two clowns. I dont think they will survive for long since i dont have the proper lighting
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zoanthids are pretty hardy little guys. I agree with TC, do a couple small water changes to keep the levels from getting too crazy and they should be fine.
Alternatively you can keep them in a bucket with fresh SW and some lights till your cycle is through if you are really worried about them.

EDIT: You are done cycling though aren't you. IME zoanthids will get the light they need. I have seen them stretch up like 2 inches to get the light. They look uglier then heck, but they survive. If you aren't ready to upgrade your lights, I wouldn't worry about them.
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+1 for Jimbo7. place the rock as high in your tank as possible to give the zoa's a fighting chance...
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