Zoa colony smells like death :o

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  1. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Try CoralRx or Lugols or some other iodine with tank water/sw rather than fresh and leave them in a little longer. They will not be as made after a bath and you treat fungal and bacterial at the same time.
     
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  3. khowst

    khowst Bangghai Cardinal

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    That sounds suprising, was it a reputable place? I had a zoa frag I got in the mail that leaked and was nearly dry. It looked like shipper error and the metal clip at the top poked a hole in the bag(s), so it was damp but looking rather bad. Dripped it anyways, got it in the tank & its doing fine. I thought other than a kenya's and shrooms which can survive a blender (yes we tried this), zoa's are about the next most indestructable and survivable thing out there.
     
  4. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    it seemed reputable and they are a sponsor at nano-reef, other than the dead shrimp everything else looks good. So I don't know...

    In any case, the polyps i put back into the tank are slowly starting to open, hopefully by tomorrow they will be looking good to go. I am tempted to pull out the other zoas and sniff em' to see


    Blended kenya tree eh? I guess that is one way to frag :)
     
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  5. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    well the frags I made are still looking pretty rough. Only 1-2 polyps out of every 10 are opened but they haven't really been able to get comfortable.

    I am alittle frustrated with it right now, the fact that i received them unattached is making things hard on me and them. I havent glued them to anything, kinda just wedged them into a crevasse hoping that they would stay...but they aren't.

    Last night, the biggest colony had a bristle worm going at it, kind of crazy. The worm actually had shoved it off a ledge accidentally, and it then grabbed it and was trying to tug the whole thing back up onto the ledge. The snails also keep pushing them off the rocks as well and they end up in the back of the tank behind a rock etc.

    I want to just let them stabilize but my critters keep messing with them!!! Can I just glue them directly to a rock? Does the rock have to be dry?
     
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    Reeron Blue Ringed Angel

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    A couple of drops of Crazy glue gel and they should stay down. Dry rock works best because the surface of the Crazy Glue gel turns hard as soon as it hits water.
     
  7. tharsis

    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    so i can apply it directly to the polyps?

    is any crazy glue gel ok? Or are there some that are not reef friendly?
     
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  9. Reeron

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    Apply it directly to the rock and then gently press the polyps onto the glue. Wait a minute or two, then place it in the tank.

    As long as the ingredient is cyanoacrylate, it's completely reef safe.
     
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    dowtish Horrid Stonefish

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    As long as it's gel, you are good to go.
     
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    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    sweet, thanks guys. Hopefully once they are secure they will rebound.
     
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    tharsis Peppermint Shrimp

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    One more question about gluing. What if I want to glue it to a big rock at the bottom of the tank that I cannot take out?

    Can i glue it to a small piece of rubble, let it set...then put glue on the rubble and insert into the tank to attach to the rock?