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PostSubject: Challenging Zoantharia Varieties   Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:54 pm

Please post your challenging Zoantharia varieties here.Let us know what is working for you and what's not.Perhaps we can unlock the secrets of these high maintenance divas.
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PostSubject: Re: Challenging Zoantharia Varieties   Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:05 am

I have had some of the smaller varieties enjoy slightly higher flow than the larger palys. I was told by an experienced reefer once that some of the rarer types are from deeper waters or even turbulent crash zones in the ocean. I believe that this is also why many people keep them under high amounts of blue light, that and to really bring out the brilliance of the coral.
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PostSubject: Re: Challenging Zoantharia Varieties   Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:59 pm

Very interesting,gentle constant flow seems beneficial to some of my colonies.Here are a few to get the ball rolling;


Mind Blowing palys
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I find these moderately difficult because they seem to prefer high light and constant flow.They don't compete well with anything,especially colonial polyps.
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PostSubject: Re: Challenging Zoantharia Varieties   Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:54 pm

Speckled Fire:
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I received a single polyp of these on 10/28/13.I now have five.So if my calculations are correct I can expect one new polyp every two months.These are 2 inches under T5's with constant current.Years from now if all goes well I will have a impressive group.Until then I will pick of the pest starfish that naturally find them delicious.
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PostSubject: Re: Challenging Zoantharia Varieties   Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:28 am

I have also found that many zoanthids appreciate some organics in the water,basically not overly clean waters like low nutrient SPS tanks. This is not the case with many but I do know that some of my slower growing types go nuts in dirtier tanks with warmer kelvin lighting...They just do not look that great from all the brown zooxanthellae,give em some time under the blue lights in a cleaner tank and they should color back up in no time. Just a thought,experiments in the coral hobby are a big part of the fun. Let me know if I can "experiment" with one of those speckled fires when you have a spare polyp lying around.
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PostSubject: Re: Challenging Zoantharia Varieties   Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:18 pm


These are not the easiest as they always get out competed and grow rather slow,not the biggest polyps either. They are LA Lakers zoas
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PostSubject: Speckled Fire Zoanthids   Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:25 pm

Here's a updated picture of the Speckled Fire zoanthids.I finally got enough of these to feel comfortable.

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The minty green palys to the left are called "Limeades". This has also been a challenging,slow growing variety for me.
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