Zoos slowley dying

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  1. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Could too much current kill them off? Ever since I moved my powerheads towards the front of the tank pointing inward my zoos have been dying off. EVERYTHING else in the tank looks fine, polyps, Xenia, etc...
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    They probably don't like the direct flow.
     
  4. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    Would they die off from it? Its hydors in the front corners facing in on a 48" 90
    They arent really that close but do move around a bit from the flow.
     
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    Could be the current or too much light. I have some dark navy zoos that do better almost in the shade. I also noticed this thread is on a SPS board.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Not sure if you did all the rest of the possible culprit checks?

    Sundial snails
    Zoanthid eating nudibranchs.
    Sea spiders.
    Asterina starfish ( a few types do eat zoanthids)

    Is this a frag which you can dip or move?
     
  7. Midnight_Madman

    Midnight_Madman Montipora Digitata

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    I'm a beginner so I don't know too much as far as this. I know it came on a 'head' ? about 3" x 3" and sort of fell apart one day. so I broke it where it was hanging apart and re glued both pieces to separate rocks. That was about 2 months ago.. then about a month ago is when I loved the power heads.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    I believe member m2434 has a better link, but this can get you started.

    Zoanthid Information Draft - Reef Central Online Community

    Of course if you can move the piece I would start there, and while doing that check for the usual zoanthid pest, just take in out of the water and do a good dip and see if anything falls off. Another thing to try is looking at night with a flash light after the lights have been off for a few hours.

    So basically, move to area of reduced flow, check for pests and dip at the same time. Hopefully that will cover all your bases.

    An image is always helpful as well.

    Your start date says 2004, so I do not like to make assumptions about experience levels. If I have stated the obvious sorry, but hopefully it will help someone else. :)
     
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    Thanks. Yes I had a similar setup in 04-05 but got out of the reef hobby for a while. I got back into it last year. So I have about 2 years of 'some' experience, but I don't put a ton of time into it.