Diffrent zoas on same rock

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  1. Rhyn

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    Have put a few frags of diffrent zoas on the same rock and am wondering if there is going to be war between the diffrent colonies. Have seen it before but not sure if they have race issues:biggrin:. Any thoughts :blush:
     
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    I have a rock with three types on, the have been doing well for about a year now. They do compete and the line between the two types moves around, does. It seam to harm any specific type though.
     
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    Don't think it will be a problem at all.
    I have seen rocks with multiple colonies on.

    I'm also surprised that my nennie and hammer corals don't start a war.
    The nennie touch the hammer, but with no ill effects.
     
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    Thanks Gents... read some were that some zoas are semi aggressive... hence my concern.
     
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    Zoas dont sting each other so no problem. You will see one type growing faster than another though and possibly out compete it for space, but no they wont argue or kill each other
     
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    No prob... Gooi them all together.;)
     
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    Some Zoa's starting to overlap..
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    ..and I had to chuck this in to mess with Rakabos.. Not gonna let another one near it;)
    Even cleared space on the rock for it:biggrin:

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    Cool pics Brent!
     
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    The piece u gave me is coming along nicely. Of the 20 or so polyps on the rock, 6 or so are nice blue like those :D
     
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    Brentv All i can say is :drool5:
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Rhyn, Have you put yours together on a rock now;)?
     
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    Yip just fragged the big colonies and am making what i call a zoa garden. But also got a few separate colonies. Just a quick question. What lighting do you recommend for zoas. Im running 2 x 250w mh for 5 hours and 4 x 54w T5 for 10 hours. Im using the new Aquamedic salt and it has a good mix of trace eliments. what do you dose (master zoa)
     
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    Rhyn I was running MH250W and 54W Geisemann blue T5's
    I have recently (about 6 weeks ago) replaced MH's with 70W 14000K LED spots I brought back from a business trip in China.
    I use NSW and change about 15-20% every 2nd weekend.
    as for dosing Special Blend.
    I feed plenty live brine shrimp to my tank every 2nd day and frozen krill, mysis and planktonic food every day. This is mainly for all my goldies, but zoas get, as well as all the fish poo (Heavy fish load!):biggrin:
    Obviously the Calc Reactor, doesn't play a part really in softies...
    running a DSB and an extra remote DSB that is also my frag tank (900x800)
    Skimming like a bomb, ammonia and carbon reactors too..
    Dosing Mag, Iodine, stront & molyb (Don't think this effects zoas either?)
    Temp 23-24deg
    and lots of current via Macro Aqua Wavepumps (2x 10 000L) and 3 10 000L Sunsuns
    that's about it:blush:
     
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    ...:eek:...love the Pink...love the Orange...love the Blue...:drool5::drool5::drool5:
     
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    In my 2.5 years with zoas ive seen the best results with max light and medium/high flow. They can survive and even grow under low light but if you want them to really open up big and spread like weeds then blast them with light (within reason of course)
     
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    Martin is right...
    Certain species of these guys in the wild can be out of the water in midday sun for up too 6 hours!
    So lighting is best to keep bright colours.. problem is more light more growth,
    I have found though on a plus they dont seem to cause much damage to corals when they are growing right next to, or on top of them, especially if maintained..
    (Fragged)
     
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