Zoa Closing Early

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Hi All,

Been having some issues with a few zoas (Scrambled eggs, super sayains) that have been opening fully for the first 6 hours of the photo period. However they start to close halfway through the lighting period and will reopen the next day. I’ve tried dipping and a few various locations (par from 75-150). All other corals are healthy (SPS,LPS).
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I would first try hitting them with a blast or 3 from a turkey baster.
If that doesn't work my Zoas open when I dose with Vibrant Aquarium Cleaner for Marine. They love that stuff.
I also seen a video on youtube where a guy rinsed them under tap water, but I never tried that.
 
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I have tried chemiclean in the tank before but trying not to do that. I may try the dip/freshwater to see if that helps.
Any threads on vibrant? Curious to see others results as I haven’t heard that oke before
 

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I have tried chemiclean in the tank before but trying not to do that. I may try the dip/freshwater to see if that helps.
Any threads on vibrant? Curious to see others results as I haven’t heard that oke before
I’ve had bad luck with using vibrant lol are you dosing anything like a*b combo
 

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I’ve had bad luck with using vibrant lol are you dosing anything like a*b combo
My zoas like decent flow not full blast decent lighting of course start at bottom and see if changes have been made if not move up. They like dirty water so if you have no nitrates in the water column they prob won’t be very happy.
 

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I had a bad vibrant experience months after using it seemed to start cyano, but thats not helpful for your zoas, and could have been user error, but a common one..(overdosing)....:(
I thought I had a Cyano outbreak on some rock but it wouldn't come off after hitting it with a toothbrush.
 
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I thought I had a Cyano outbreak on some rock but it wouldn't come off after hitting it with a toothbrush.
Thats how this was too, red and right in the highest flow, tooth brush wouldn't get the hard to reach stuff. Its not like a matt, looks like cyano or something close..is this what you had?
 
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There is nothing obvious effecting the polyps. They open perfectly for the first 4 hours of the photoperiod and slowly close by hour 6 regardless of location in tank. I’ve had them for awhile…. And its been going on for a bit
 
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Just a quick update, The peroxide dip followed by a chemiclean treatment seems to have done the trick! Staying open for the full photoperiod now.
 
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