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Haha honestly I don't know what I have. I bought a mystery pack and Im pretty sure I have king Midas and Gatorades and the other 2 frags im not sure. However my gatorades seem to be melting. They are not opening and seem to be shrinking. Not sure why as all others are doing well.
 

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Well, now everyone is going to ask for your parameters. All I know is that assuming they are fine, you will probably be told to try lower light and look for pests. I have had them become unhappy from being dirty, so try blowing them off with a turkey baster. Also, I recently found a small aiptasia because it was hiding on the plug and slowly stinging them to death.
 
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Well, now everyone is going to ask for your parameters. All I know is that assuming they are fine, you will probably be told to try lower light and look for pests. I have had them become unhappy from being dirty, so try blowing them off with a turkey baster. Also, I recently found a small aiptasia because it was hiding on the plug and slowly stinging them to death.
Yea Params are fine as far as all cal mag. Nitrates are a touch high at 25 and phos sits around .08. I actually think it's due to lack of light. As I noticed I had a few polyps on each frag over an inch long. So I moved them closer to the light and will wait a week and see how things go. The reason I think it's lack of light is because I recently had to switch tanks do to a structural issue with the tank and went to a 40 breeder with a single xr15 so the edges of the tank are pretty dark and that's where I kept the zoas since I knew they liked low light. Apparently not that low though.
 
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It sounds like you are on the right track. I have about 20 zoa types and to keep them happy some had to be moved to higher light, some to lower light.
 

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