Zoa Keepers

Discussion in 'General Equipment, Hardware, Filtration' started by FiReBReTHa, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. FiReBReTHa

    FiReBReTHa Well-Known Member

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    What do you you use?


    I am worried that my 150mh / atinics setup is morphing my zoas.

    I just got some more white ones so I am curious to see if they get morphed or not.


    I wanted to see what the peferred light setup is for zoa keepers
     
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  2. daaznmofo

    daaznmofo Active Member

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    i have a 250 mh on a 20 gal.
     
  3. Natclanwy

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    I have 250w MH over my 55g, and I have found that some colonies like intense lighting and others cannot handle it. I have some green palys that morph from brown to different shades of green depending on the bulbs that I use but other than that all of my zoas have maintained their colors and most have intensified in color.
     
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    Suppressivefire Active Member

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    My one zoa and paly mostly rare's was a 10 gallon aga with a 150 mh.
     
  5. Letsgotothezoo

    Letsgotothezoo Active Member R2R Supporter

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    You know what ?

    For some reasons...my zoa/palys DID BETTER in T5s rather than Metal Halide. The color are nicer and more personality.

    May be others might chime in and tell their story...:wink:
     
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    baseballman 25 Active Member

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    I have found it that zoas like T5s over MH.
     
  7. ZOABOY

    ZOABOY Mixed Reef

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    T-5/Halide mix but i see that Pc works good to.
     
  8. flricordia

    flricordia Well-Known Member

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    I have used PC, T5 and MH over them and find that all are fine. I prefer MH with either PC or T5. They seem to grow best under PC, color best under MH (depending on the type-Mohawks, Nightmares, PH, Arms, etc) though PEs need to be kept in the lower spots of the tank.
    T5s are OK and give good growth, but I just use them for actinic.
     
  9. AquaGrizzly

    AquaGrizzly Member of the IRP

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    I got some PDs off of a friend that had them under PCs. When I got them from him they were turning the plum color. As soon as I got them in my tank 2" from the top of the water, under a 175w 20K XM bulb...2 weeks later they were purple again.
     
  10. mtraylor

    mtraylor Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    I think your light is fine. I had zoo's under 400watt MH's
     
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