Help with my zoas

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  1. jottol1661

    jottol1661 Astrea Snail

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    Hey guys just got into keeping coral. My zoas don't seem to be doing too good and I don't know why. Too much light or not enough? The water parameters are good at 0 ammonia 0 nitrite and 10 ppm nitrate at most. Please help I feel like such a failure D: [​IMG]
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    What lighting type are you running?
     
  4. jottol1661

    jottol1661 Astrea Snail

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    I've got an 18" led fixture from zoomed
     
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    jottol1661 Astrea Snail

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    It's on a 5 gallon tank to it should be more than enough
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Wanted to add: Zoanthids are not always as easy as they might seem to be. Any Iodine dip sometimes help. Always look for the usual Zoanthid eat culprits when dealing with Zoanthids. Nudibranchs, Sun Dial Snails, Asterina Stars, Sea Spiders. Sponges can also over take Zoanthids, sponges are easily removed with a soft tooth brush.


    I would start by dipping them, and moving them up. They look like they are reaching for lighting to me.
     
  7. jottol1661

    jottol1661 Astrea Snail

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    I had them higher up before and they seemed worse so I lowered them to about mid way up.
     
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    jottol1661 Astrea Snail

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    There seems to be a few small tube worms on the rock as well
     
  10. Av8Bluewater

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    How long have you had them? Mine are very sensitive to flow. They like lower flow. Looks like a bit of dinoflagellates on the right side of those zoos too. Suck that out with a turkey baster or at least blast it off.
     
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  11. jottol1661

    jottol1661 Astrea Snail

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    About a week and a half I think
     
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    Yeah, Give them a little more time.. .and if they don't look like they're opening up maybe try a different spot. I have same issues with new zoas. .. usually for me it's finding the right low flow spot. Looks like a bit of dinoflagellates on the right side too. Suck that out with turkey baster or at least blast it off.