What's Your Favorite Zoa Choices For A Zoa Garden?

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Aww thanks!!

Now I can’t disappoint :)

a couple are suuuuper expensive and obviously not very affordable for just a garden that looks pretty, so I’m gonna include a nice mix of affordable ($50 and under) and very expensive ($100+)

PS- UC=Zoanthids.com and POTO= Pieces of the Ocean

UC Evil Eye (pretty fast grower!)
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Speckled Krak
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UC Ultimate Orchids (pretty expensive, sorry :( )
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POTO Circus Freak
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UC Naked Agave
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UC Inception (also very expensive!)
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Got any pics, would love to see what they look like for some inspiration.
Hard to get pictures of entire gardens, but here are a few decent ones to give you an idea.

I use Ocean Wonders frag stations for my gardens. They have 5, 10 and 20 plug versions.
 

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Colony pictures can usually be provided by vendors or google, I have very few large colonies because a lot of mine are new releases and therefore I only started with 1 polyp.

I love to use my bare bottom as a huge zoa garden for a couple of reasons, the first and most important to me being ease of fragging because 1) that's how I make some mailbox money and 2) it's easy to trim back a faster-growing zoa because you just scrape them off the glass. Some other advantages are that the garden comes out very tie-dye looking especially from above (I have a short tank so I almost always look at them from above), and the garden is easy to clean because you can just pick up the plugs or turkey baste after the polyps encrust onto the glass.

Bonus feature! It's a great place to hunt bristle worms at night because the zoas make them feel protected while you lure them out and grab them.
 
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