What type of light do zoas need?
Any light can grow zoas. In my opinion a combo of metal halide and LED or T5 with leds will give you the best colors as long as your parameters are stables and you have good flow.
How much light do zoanthids need?
For zoanthids, you need at least 4 to 5 watts per gallon of light. However, tall aquariums need more light, since light dissipates when traveling through water. Most reef tanks take advantage of powerful types of aquarium lighting like metal hallides, T5 fluorescents and LED arrays.
Do zoanthids like high flow?
Ideally, your Zoanthids should live in a low to medium-high flow area. If placed in too high of a flow area, polyps will have a difficult time opening, which stunts its growth/development. Generally, Zoas prefer a location that’s neither too shaded or too exposed.
Do zoanthids need light at night?
I run moon lights as well and most of the zoanthids and palythoas stay open throughout the night. Because you are feeding your zoanthids with light, changing your bulbs is a must. You can also feed your zoanthids with various types of fish food.
Where do you put ZOAS in a tank?
Place zoanthid corals in an area of low-medium to medium-high flow. Too much flow may make it hard for the polyps to open. You will know your zoanthids are “happy” if they open and are fully extended without seeming to stretch too far upright.
Will ZOAS grow on sand?
Dependent on the zoa, they do have the ability to mat across the sand, although they don’t really bind to it like they would rock per say. Growth rates will however be slower than on the rock. Stick to rock and hard surfaces.
Why are my Zoanthids losing color?
High Amounts of Nitrates or Phosphates One of the most vital reasons why your corals may be losing color is because they’re exposed to too many nitrates or phosphates in the tank. Too-high levels of these can cause adverse effects to the corals and make the zooxanthellae turn an ugly brownish color.
How do you grow ZOAS fast?
How To Make Zoanthids Grow Faster
- Happy Zoas, Healthy Zoas.
- Zoanthid Hardiness.
- Feed Zoas Often.
- Keep Algae and Vermin at Bay.
- Give Zoanthids Plenty of Light.
- Keep the Water Changed Regularly.
- Make Sure Surrounding Aquatic Life Does Not Harm Your Zoas.
- Keep it Stable.