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Just got back from vacation to Orlando. Made a trip to WWC while I was there. Grabbed some zoas and a green slimer. I’ll post pics once they arrive tomorrow.
 

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Good stuff! Random question do you handle zoa like every other coral when placing in tank, such as dipping and such or do you have a special procedure? I love thier color but terrified with my kids of the paly toxin
 
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Wild Bill said:
Just got back from vacation to Orlando. Made a trip to WWC while I was there. Grabbed some zoas and a green slimer. I’ll post pics once they arrive tomorrow.
Nice! Hope it was a great time.

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Good stuff! Random question do you handle zoa like every other coral when placing in tank, such as dipping and such or do you have a special procedure? I love their color but terrified with my kids of the paly toxin
Well, I know you didn't ask me but... I have done my fair share of handling zoas considering how I tried to save so many in the early days. Yes, I follow the same procedure as far as dipping for pests, scrubbing for algae, and did treat those old zoas with medicinal dips. With any dip, my process is a dip and two rinses using three containers. I do it out of reach of the kiddos and to be extra safe, I wear gloves, safety glasses, and a bandana or somethin' over my nose and mouth. Most often, I have gone so far as to take the dip setup to a porch table outside. It's probably overkill but we can't be too careful with palytoxin.
 

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stella1979 said:
Nice! Hope it was a great time.


Well, I know you didn't ask me but... I have done my fair share of handling zoas considering how I tried to save so many in the early days. Yes, I follow the same procedure as far as dipping for pests, scrubbing for algae, and did treat those old zoas with medicinal dips. With any dip, my process is a dip and two rinses using three containers. I do it out of reach of the kiddos and to be extra safe, I wear gloves, safety glasses, and a bandana or somethin' over my nose and mouth. Most often, I have gone so far as to take the dip setup to a porch table outside. It's probably overkill but we can't be too careful with palytoxin.
lol your always free to chime in to any post girl! you always have great info!
 
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Yes. I always dip my corals. WWC recommends you wait 24 hours to dip, so I put them in my QT for now. Later today, I will get them dipped and placed.
 

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Yes. I always dip my corals. WWC recommends you wait 24 hours to dip, so I put them in my QT for now. Later today, I will get them dipped and placed.
Do you take any additional precautions for zoa?
 

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xiholdtruex said:
Do you take any additional precautions for zoa?
At home in my tank when handling zoas and just gluing them down or something I don't do anything just treat it like a normal coral. At work I frag thousands of zoas and I do wear gloves and eye wear but other then that that;s about it. the only zoas I'm careful with are the palys like the big green ones or cinnamon. In general, the larger a zoa the more likely it is to squirt. Smaller zoas don't really do that.
 
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Just changed lighting because personally, Current USA lights suck. Bought a Kessil AP700 to replace my currents because my Zoas stopped opening, and my Nems started withering. Since the replacement, the Zoas are popping and the Nems are happy.

I’ll post a pic after I replace the powerheads. I’ve ordered the new Gyre 2K WiFi, which should be here mid December.
 
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Everything is acting normal now. The nems are loving the new gyres.
 
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After a water change.
Some of the changes I have done:
Added new Icecap 2000 gyre pumps.
Kessil AP700 light.
More live rock.

The Wrasse has been making it hard to acquire any new fish. Added a Kole Tang, within 2 days it was dead. The Anthias I had was killed by that jerk, but I love his colors so much. He adds a lot of action to the tank. I added a Midas Blenny that is not taking **** from him. Lol.

Stock stands as it is now:
1 fairy Wrasse
1 Tomini Tang
1 Midas and 1 Lawnmower Blenny.
2 clowns.
2 PJ Cardinals.
1 Blue Damsel.
 
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Looks great and i enjoy following your build thread. I hope to have a similar thread in the next few weeks. Is it your Fairy Wrasse that’s being a sod!
 
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Yes, the Wrasse is a total sod. Lol
 

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Tanks looking good. You only have 1 ap700 over the tank?
 
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