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  1. botie

    botie Feather Duster

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    i look at the pics on here and wonder how these guys do it they show pics from like 3 months ago and pics of now and there zoos grow like crazy ive had some of mine for 6 to 8 months and they hardley grow at all is there a special way to grow them:confused:
     
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    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Different ZOA's have different requirments. Some like a lot of light, some dont. Ive been growing zoa's for a longtime and the nicest ones are the slowest growers for some reason.
     
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    its wierd all my sps are growin really fast but the zoos dont
     
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    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    that's zoo's, rhymes with moo's, right geek?

    LOL.

    what happened to that old signature of yours?
     
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    Zo (rhymes with toe) is an animal. A zoo is a place where you keep animals.

    I changed it for the search feature, but the like is still there to the article (Renaming Our Corals)
     
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    SPS like clean water, Zoa's dont. Your water could be too clean for zoa's and they're just surviving and not thriving in your tank.
     
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    All of these(some of my zoa's and palys) I posted started from 1 single polyp. I started on a frag disk. Those pictured are not very old. The mother colonies are all over the place.
     
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    My only means of mechanical filtration is my skimmer have never used chemical. I do have two easy sps (GBN and Bird's nest) that are doing well. Despite my lack of mech/chemical filtration, my params are very stable.
     
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    With proper water conditions, your seritopora's should grow about 1/4-1/2" a month. From looking at your pics, you have good water for zoa's. When I say zoa's like dirty water, thats not meaning a sewer. Talk to people who have SPS tanks, they over filter and over skim because acro's need pristine water, where zoa's and other soft corals dont. They like a little bit of nitrates in the water so they can absorb it for food.
     
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