Zoanthids dying

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Not a liar. Just confused, perhaps. Maybe the wrasse wasn't actually eating the zoas, but worms/bugs/snails/whatever that were on the same rocks.
     
    Bifferwine, Apr 21, 2008
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    could ya have nudi's !

    spotlight the zoas after lights out you may be shocked!
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    No nudis fell off during the dips, but I'll check tonight or tomorrow at night.
     
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    wheres the pics
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Everyone knows what closed up, dying zoanthids look like :). There's nothing remarkable about the way mine look.
     
    Bifferwine, Apr 25, 2008
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    oh and biff do u have lunars on?
    if so turn them off. For some reason my one doesnt like em
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    No, I don't have lunars. I've been wanting to get some, and will eventually, but they're not high up on my tank priority list.
     
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    i never get that all these lights have like four LEDs in the fixture i mean there is nt 4 moons they shold just have one big one or a bunch in one part of it
     
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    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

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    Hibye the point of them is to provide US with light mostly anyways. They have a few small ones to shine a small amount of light evenly everywhere like the moon would do, the moon doesnt shine like a spotlight into the ocean so why should it in our tanks, know what I mean.
     
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    :bowdown: Hey that be a right smart reply Ryan.
     
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    Thanks for finding out what kind of snails those are! I have hundreds in my 55.! They really come out at night.
     
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    Forgive my naivety: zoanthids, so I'm told, are very sensitive to parameter variations. Wouldn't an extensive water change - no matter how careful - set off some parameters?
     
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    Zoanthids are some of the least sensitive to water parameters, in my opinion.

    I have been doing no more than 10% water changes at a time. That's not extensive. I think that anything 40% or more at one time could be considered extensive.

    If you ensure that the temperature, salinity and pH of new water is spot on, then it's not going to make anything in your tank worse. The reason people advise against large water changes is because some of the beneficial bacteria in our tanks is found in the water column, and changing too much water at once runs the risk of removing too much bacteria. Also, drastic changes in anything are not advised, even if you are improving the situation.

    But 10% at a time is not a lot. I think that maybe zoanthids are more sensitive to stray electricity than other animals, because by the time I discovered the stray voltage in my tank, almost all of my zoa colonies had recently started declining.

    They are actually starting to open up and look better, I think, or maybe that's just me being hopeful...
     
    Bifferwine, Apr 29, 2008
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