Zoanthid Collection

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  1. Jaco Schoeman

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    Hi guys and gals...

    Okey, so, let us see your zoanthids, palythoa's and parazoanthus. This will be a thread dedicated to these three species of softcoral. You need to post ACTUAL specimens, not the nice one's you googled please...;) If you also could elaborate a bit on their position in the aquarium, lighting, feeding and age.

    I know this opening up a can for people who will be wanting frags, so please guys, keep the frag requests strictly to a PM basis, and not open forum. This is only for photos and care discussion. :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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  3. Jaco Schoeman

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    Here are a few of the ones my dad has...

    Zoanthids:

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  4. Jaco Schoeman

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    I sold these to Frans, who's gardener decided they would look better in the street... :p What a loss Frans... Eina... I think dad still has a few - I hope... ;)

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    Make the gardener work with no food and no pay! Bloody fool!
     
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    Damn Jaco...do you have to remind me ...now I am de moer in from the start !
     
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    Hope I dont get flooded with pm's - guys I will start a thread when I frag, so please dont drive me mad :)

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    Protopalythoa:

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    Not the best pics, they are all old, need to take new shots
     
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    Great zoa's poiro. What light are you keeping them under and what do you feed, and how often?
     
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    some very nice zoa's there guys:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Jaco

    I currently have 2 X 150W MH and 4 X 54W T5's (2 x Actinic & 2 x white tubes)

    They are at verying heights depending on colour and various flow levels depending on need (for instance - the pink with green centres require higher lighting to keep their bright pink colouration)

    I feed Brightwells Reef Snow and Zooplankton once a week
     
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    Here are a few of mine, these are quite old but anyway. I currently have around 18 different colour varients and still looking for more! :)

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    I seriously need to invest in a decent camera, this isn't showing half the beauty of what it actually looks like

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    Loving this pic! :slayer::thumbup:
     
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    Hi Jaco were these shots taken with the Blue LED Light on to bring out the colour?
     
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    Hey there buddy where you've been lost? Hows the back.....
     
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    Excellent thread, thanks Jaco.
     
  18. Jaco Schoeman

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    Hi Steve... No, that is under normal actinic and pure actinic. Those shots were taken a while ago. The LED bank dad has, has a few dead LED's, so he is wanting to open up and see what happened.

    You need to PM me your telephone number, I lost it...:p
     
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    Here are a few shots taken from my tank last night. AT LAST I managed to get my camera to take "wysiwyg" shots... :slayer:

    Here are zoa's from my tank:

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    very nice ther jaco!
     
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    Nice Jaco. What was the settings that you used? Did you use custom white balance?
     
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