From someone off the FB group “Official Zoa, shroom, and LPS page” People post some nice stuff in that group.Where did you get those from
Those are all really nice. I gotta say, yours is becoming one of my favorite tanks on here. You have a great plan and the diversity of colors is amazing. Great job.New chalices came in this morning. They have been in the tank about an hour and are looking awesome!
Thanks man it means a lot. I ended up getting rid of all of the Acro frags I had except one. I just wanted to test and see how well they did. Things went ok except I couldn’t seem to get the flow right for the only place I wanted them to go, so a few got some stn. Also they weren’t really all that colorful. I might eventually end up getting one or two more at some point. Maybe a WD or something super nice. Here is an updated shot with them removed and the new frags in place.Those are all really nice. I gotta say, yours is becoming one of my favorite tanks on here. You have a great plan and the diversity of colors is amazing. Great job.
Sorry to hear about the zoas closing up. Seems like you’ve tried just about everything. You didn’t mention a big water change, have you done that at all? Never hurts to reset the water when nothing else is working, right?Not a whole lot has been going on. Just been trying to get my phosphates down. I’m not having any algae issues but it’s a little high at .1-.25. I have been trying gfo and lanthanum. The gfo seems to get used up fast. It will go down buy .1 or so then just raise back up by the next week. I’m not sure if I have po4 in my rock and it just gets released after the levels drop. I heard this can happen but my tank is so new I’m not so sure. I’m going to be using the lanthanum this week and try testing every day or two.
I am also dealing with some problems with a few of my zoas not opening. The problem seems to be slowly spreading to other frags that were healthy. I’ve tried some dips. Iodine, coralrx, furan 2 and nothing is really helping. I’ve never seen any pest so my guess is some kind of bacterial or fungal problem which I hoped the furan 2 or iodine would help with. Tonight I tried some hydrogen peroxide and I’m really hoping it will help.
The hydrogen peroxide seemed to help a little. No I haven’t dont a big water change but I religiously change 20% a week. It’s probably worth a try, couldn’t hurt anything. It’s happening with zoas in both my 30g and 10g so I’m not so sure it’s a water issueSorry to hear about the zoas closing up. Seems like you’ve tried just about everything. You didn’t mention a big water change, have you done that at all? Never hurts to reset the water when nothing else is working, right?
If its happening in more than one tank and at least some of the zoas in each came from the same place then I’d think there’s something they brought with them or was introduced. Wish I could be more helpful but I don’t have a lot of experience with coral pests or irritants. Seems like you’ve covered all the bases with the peroxide and the other things you’ve tried. I hope it works itself out. Good luck.The hydrogen peroxide seemed to help a little. No I haven’t dont a big water change but I religiously change 20% a week. It’s probably worth a try, couldn’t hurt anything. It’s happening with zoas in both my 30g and 10g so I’m not so sure it’s a water issue
That sucks you couldn’t get the flow right. It’s definitely really important to the corals. I only have one mp10 at 30% on this tank. It seems to be working well. The acans are nice and fluffy and the chalices don’t show any stress. I do have two sicce 1.0(251 gph each) returns with rfg nozzles. I think 2 mp10s will be more than enough for chalices. What is the depth and height of the new tank?I tried doing a Chalice & Acan tank once before in a 40g Breeder tank ,, I just never could get the flow right in it ,, kinda like the same problem you had with your SPS corals ,,, I ended up selling the tank ,,, that was dumb ,, it was a nice tank ,, at least I got a good price for it that's why with the new Chalice tank 2 ,, I bought a 4' tank ,, hoping I didn't mess up buying two MP10s for it instead of two MP40s ,, we will see ,,
I am keeping the chalices I have been buying in my regular display tank until the new chalice only tank comes in ,, they are starting to grow ,, so the last few days I have been mounting them onto the Stax rock I had bought for the Chalice only tank ,, figured I had better get them growing on the rock they would end up being on ,, I have been doing the same with my Favia frags ,, just got a new one from J Fox ,, Toro Bravo ,, if you don't have that one ,, take a look ,, its nice ,, J Fox sent me a chunk of a frag
I want you to put me on the list for a frag of that new chalice you just got ,,, you know the one lol I can pre pay
I think two mp10s will be good for that dimension. I really like that size as well, love shallow tanks. Yea it’s the rainbow convict but this one has a lot more green unlike some other ones I’ve seen. That sun drop looks pretty nice, really like the orange eyes. Sorry the deal didn’t work out, finding nice chalices is difficult and expensive lol. I’ve had good luck finding some people on FB but they have been cracking down on the groups lately. I’ve also bought from BSA corals which I was happy with. You kinda gotta stalk the site for good deals. I’ve seen a few different looking rainbows from pacific east aquaculture that look pretty nice and they run 30% off sales here and there. I have a regular pink ******* that for some reason lost color and hasn’t really returned. I wonder if fragging it would help. One I do have that’s a similar color with a green rim is the WWC kingpin. I’ll probably end up fragging it once it covers the 2” disc, it’s a fast grower. Imo it looks a lot better than the pink *******The tank is 48x24x15 will have a 13" water depth ,, That Chalice looks like one ASD sells ,, they call it a Rainbow Convict ,, I have a new one coming Thursday from J Fox ,, its a 2 eyed frag of his Sun Drop Chalice ,, I tried to make a deal with a Reefer on R2R for a very chunky Pink ******* Chalice yesterday ,, spent most of the day working on that ,, in the end I didn't get it ,, jmo he didn't seem into the deal so much ,, I have to find me a new source for Chalices ,, I will have a whole tank to buy for I am running out of Chalices I like from the vendors I look at I am getting down to ,, well that's the best one they have left