Acros last longer than Zoas in everyone's tank!

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by revhtree, Jul 11, 2019 at 11:32 AM.

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  1. YES if the tank is able to sustain health for sps.

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  2. NO zoas will last longer.

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  1. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Cyber Monday Sponsor Article Contributor Sizzling Summer Sponsor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Acros last longer than Zoas in everyone's tank! CHANGE MY MIND!!

    The criteria is that your tank is healthy and able to sustain health and growth for both sps an zoas.


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  2. Crabs McJones

    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Glitter Fairy Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I've only been in the hobby for maybe 5 years, but I have both and they're so far living along each other no problems :)
     
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  3. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    @revhtree, it's not our fault you can't keep your zoas alive. :p

    I think they're both good to be kept in a stable reef and would be surprised if one consistently outlasts the other. However, IME zoas are better at taking hits in a less-than-stable reef than SPS are.
     
  4. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Cyber Monday Sponsor Article Contributor Sizzling Summer Sponsor Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Bro have you seen my colonies? :p They look good. But you can have one turn into a thousand and a thousand turn into one pretty quick! LOL!
     
  5. Ohashimz

    Ohashimz Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I tried so hard to be in to zoas I just couldn't ha ha.
    Acros, scolys and trachy's for life ha ha..
    Beautiful tank...
     
  6. SKYHIGGh

    SKYHIGGh Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365

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    I love my acros but zoas definitely last longer and easier to maintain long term. Just don’t let power go out and zoas will live forever. Acros are like babies some are good and some are a pain the
     
  7. Crabs McJones

    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Glitter Fairy Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    No Rev, nobody has seen your colonies. You never update your build thread ;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious;Hilarious
     
  8. saf1

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    Pass by me. My Coral Beauty eats Zoa's like they are skittles or me with ice cream...
     
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    andrewkw Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I lost all my sps (not that I had that many) when I moved long distance 3 years ago. The problem was I didn’t move into the new house for 6 weeks so I had holding tanks in my parents bathroom.

    I had palys (not zoanthids but close) grow back on live rock I kept for maybe 6 months with just a power head and occasional top off.

    A lot of zoanthids will mysteriously disappear over the years. Sometimes I wonder what happened to so and so. This doesn’t really happen with sps, but they are far less likely to be overgrown.
     
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    Agree. I have an infinitely easier time keeping acros alive than zoas.
     
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    skimjim Valuable Member

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    Zoa, snowa....

    PALYS is where it's at! They will last forever

    After global nuclear destruction....three things will last:

    Aiptasia, palys and l a w y e r s
     
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    I'll kill an sps in hours. Zoas last long time.
     
  13. homer1475

    homer1475 Well-Known Member

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    I would think, eventually you would run out of space, and the zoas would grow over the acros..... Eventually.
     
  14. TheHarold

    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Well yeah, acros last longer than Zoas in my tank. That’s because I’m not bleaching rocks with acros
     
  15. Robin Haselden

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    No problem growing zoas, acros just die... so, zoas for me. Acros are just too flaky and die for no reason. Zoas are bullet proof.
     
  16. TheHarold

    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Well thats kind of subjective... I run low nutrients and Zoas die while acros grow to the waterline.
     
  17. L Sean Hubbard

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    I would think coral would technically be able to live forever, given the right conditions, although I'd imagine sps would succumb to things like overgrowth, where parts of a colony may eventually grow over others.
     
  18. 120reefkeeper

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    Gotta disagree . Zoas definitely last longer in my tanks. That’s because everyone keeps buying my Acros !!! OOOOOOOOO RoFl!!!!
     
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    We have our main display with sps and some zoas in the bottom. Zoas normally survived to alk swing or other problems. We have also zoas in the sump (wife's garden) and they are very happy [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  20. SKYHIGGh

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    These plays and other zoas once covered this rock. My tank crashed during hurricane Irma no power 8 days then I took everything out as the smell was crazy in the house and put all my rock out side for three days to dry out and start over Went back in tank for 6 months super neglected as I had lost the urge. 1.5 years Later there starting to take off agian... true story how is it possible I don’t know.

    My acros and montis that once existed are literary part of my base rock now with new corals on top of them
     
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