Zoa Craze - Best Lighting

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Ebi Omer, 6 Sep 2014.

  1. Ebi Omer

    Ebi Omer

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    Howzit guys. I'm sure there are quite a few zoanthid fans here.

    Just wanna find out from those having good results.
    I mean good growth. Excellent colour. And flourishing zoas.

    What lighting are they under?
    And if u don't believe lighting to be very important. What's your success ingredient?
     
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  3. JS

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    Have always kept mine under LED...excellent color and grows like weed....but i also try and keep my water as clean as possible...
     
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    Zoas like water with some nutrients, I try keep no3 around 5-10ppm
     
  5. Johanbester3

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    I had the best growth under the LED's,

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  6. Ebi Omer

    Ebi Omer Thread Starter

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    @JS which brand of LED.


    I know Johan uses Pharos units
     
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    I recently got some zoa frags and they are thriving under my Radion's, started with 8-10 heads per frag & in 2 weeks there are almost double that per frag! Now I just need to find more colours...
     
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    That's really good growth man. @nemo_jhb.

    What are your water params? Do u feed or dose anything for corals?
     
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    Tell us your secrets sir?
     
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    Absolutely no idea?!
    My water parameters have been stable from day one with the exception off my temp due to the cold weather recently. Nitrates, Nitrites, Ammonia & Phos have always been zero or close to zero, mind you my system is only 5 weeks old. I'm assuming the Seachem Reef Salt is high in nutrients & I'm yet to do a water change...
    The only dosing I do is Stability @ the moment & I dosed with Phytoplankton for the 1st time yesterday. I did use Coral Dip on all my new additions prior to them entering my tank. Will post some pics later on my thread. Need to clean & test my params today.
     
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    I've got very good growth under LED in both my systems.
     
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    Leds it is
     
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    my old system was a prestige led unit...now i run radion gen 3 pro...
     
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    Lol and im picking up some frags on wednesday from @JS
     
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    Thanks guys. I've got mine under LED razr lights.

    I have not tested my parameters but lps seem to do well.

    I bought few zoas with good colour but they become dull in my tank
     
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    So just to update this.

    I've come to realise that my Maxspect LED 300w razr was too bright.

    After bringing them down from 85% to around 72%, my zoas have all opened up and are getting good colour.

    I would have never thought lighting could be too bright..
     
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    So just to update this.

    I've come to realise that my Maxspect LED 300w razr was too bright.

    After bringing them down from 85% to around 72%, my zoas have all opened up and are getting good colour.

    I would have never thought lighting could be too bright..
     
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    Thats great.
    post some pics of ur zoas.
     
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