my zoas are meellltttinnggg (wicked witch voice)

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  1. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    all of my zoas and palys are in bad shape. They're slowly fading away. I tried a peroxide dip this past weekend. I know you're going to ask about my parameters, but I don't have them. what typically causes zoas to slowly waste away?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had zoas melt for no reason then come back strong only to melt again right next to another zoa colony that's health as can be. I only buy zoas when there's a sale or special price. I would check for nudibranchs.
     
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    oh no! I have some that are currently melting right now and most that are fine as frog hair. Just like DSC was talking about, doesn't seem to have a rhyme or reason...

    Are you running any carbon or anything else?
     
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    I used Furan 2. Didnt really work. I took back to LFS to hold in their tank and it slowly got better.
     
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    well, in trying to think through what I may have done different recently is I added some phosguard - I had stopped using it for a period of time thinking that the phosguard may have been impacting my leather corals.....does peroxide work on nudis? I don't see any pox that I can discern.....I will get the test kits out tonight.....I don't have a mag though - I'm going to take my water in this weekend to the LFS to get it tested as well (my LFS has VERY limited hours :()....

    oops, forgot to answer zesty's question - I do run a bag of carbon and a bag of chemipure (I think it's probably pretty close to depleted) and a bag of phosguard in my sump.
     
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    If you think your chemipure is almost exhausted, you can pull that bag of carbon out also. Just carbon has (I think) a max of a month of being useful before it's done.
    I don't know much to do about phosguard, that's a GFO variant, correct?
     
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    Try dipping in coralrx pro. Peroxide doesn't seem right to me. I hope they bounce back for you. Phosgaurd has no ill effects on any of my corals in the tank. GFO did though