Urgent Cutting palys

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  1. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    I dont target feed them no
     
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  3. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    They look awesome!


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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    How old are they?


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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    My zoas and Polys don't grow like I would like


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  6. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    the zoas 4-6 months old.

    the palys are over a year old
     
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  7. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Wow that is awesome! Are they in high light I can't get my zoas to grow? What's your water like?


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  9. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    medium hight with medium- strong flow.

    temp: 25°c
    salinity 1.025
    ph 8.2
    dkh 11
    cal 450
    mg 1400

    no3:0
    p04:very close to zero

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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks I'm not sure why I don't get that growth you are?

    SG 1.026
    Cal 430
    Mag 1350
    pH 8.0-8.2
    Iodine .06-.08
    AI Prime fixture high to med light
    And low to medium flow


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  11. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    zoas can be tricky even if they are considered "beginner" corals. this is the first time I have a decent Zoa garden going..... if your water is where it should be (and yours is, aside the alk) you might want to check for predators after lights out, personally that's what I found to be most tricky to diagnose when the colonies where not doing well....of course this means that once you introduced the predator to your system and you cant easily isolate the affected zoas you're screwed....thats why im almost paranoid now when I added new zoas, which i havent done in a while.... I would be unable to remove that large rockwork (its also where my hippo tang, yellow tang, mandarins, yellow tale blue damsel and cleaner wrasse sleep). if ever I lost my current garden it to a cool looking nubi I would majorly bummed out.....

    im personally against dipping, but zoas are one of the corals I would make an exception too....in fact i actually rinse new colonies under running tap water for a few seconds when I suspect a new colony has predators. In the hope this will give a thermic/osmotic shock to the smaller nubis and their egg sacks....so far its worked well but I never feel comfortable doing so, after all you are putting the coral under stress as well
     
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  12. civiccars2003

    civiccars2003 Great Blue Whale

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    I'd be okay if my zoas and palys didn't grow like crazy. And believe me when this day comes, you'd wish the were just the way they are now.
     
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