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    Coral Positions

    My reef tank is a 65G
    I have a 4bulb VHO and 4bulb Power Compact

    What I want to know is what is the best position to place my zoos.
    I've Noticed that they are falling off the rock i baught them on. I don't think they are dying because there are scattered zoos around my tank, i don't want to them be so spead out. where cn i place the rock so they don't fall off anymore. I've tried low current and high current.
    (Depth in tank as well as flow)

    Second how much flow and light should a hammer coral have?
    Light intensity as well as current


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    Once well attatched, zoas should not fall off easily. I don't thinnk they like alot of current though. I'd try using onion netting over them (like on an onion bag) and secure it with an elastic to the rock. Leave in place a 4 or 5 days and they should hold fast. Once they're attatched, even in moderate curent they'll be ok.
    I have frogspawn similiar to hammer in requirements, and it likes alot of light and good current, but I find my froggy does good if it gets some mysis a couple times per week since its not just photosynthetic.
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    I've always found that zoos do like a bit of current- not torrential flow, but enough to blow the tentacles gently.
    I'd say the same goes for frogspawn. With your lighting anywhere in the tank will suffice. Frogspawn is a coral which can tolerate a wide variance in lighting intensity- it will do just fine under m.h. but does equally well under pc and vho.
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    Hmmm. With a title like "Coral Positions" I expected this to be a thread about the "Coral Sutra -- The 64 best positions." Or some such. ;-)

    I can't speak the Zoanthids, but, the hammer is as Matt said a lower current coral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cres
    Hmmm. With a title like "Coral Positions" I expected this to be a thread about the "Coral Sutra -- The 64 best positions." Or some such. ;-)

    I can't speak the Zoanthids, but, the hammer is as Matt said a lower current coral.

    Omg! hehehe Ya nut. Only 64???

    I think I saw hammer in Johnnyrock's tank and it was getting pretty strong flow and seemed happy. My froggy waves gently and is fully expanded under my 192 watt pc, and it is placed on the bottom but not shaded by anything.
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    "Coral Sutra -- The 64 best positions," YES, NOW I remember where I read that zoanthids like just enough flow to "blow the tentacles gently."
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    Quote Originally Posted by reefmutt

    zoanthids like just enough flow to "blow the tentacles gently."
    that is sooooo wrong its not even funny...
    yo jeff, try using adhesives if u have to, but i reckon a bit stronger current and tie the zoos down with mesh for a bit under strong current might promote them to latch on harder.

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