Do Zoanthids need nitrates?

Do Zoanthids need nitrates? Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower. Lighting & Flow Requirements: Zoanthids require moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR

Do Zoanthids need nitrates?

Target feeding gets the corals fed using less food while keeping your nitrates and phosphates lower. Lighting & Flow Requirements: Zoanthids require moderate water flow and low to moderate lighting (PAR 100-250) to maintain their color. Nitrates should be below 10 ppm and phosphates should be below .

Do ZOAS need phytoplankton?

no, you may experience nitrate/phos spikes due to added nutrients in the water. thanks and good advice. I’ve tried marine phytoplankton for a while and had only algae problems with no significant zoa improvements.

Are high nitrates bad for corals?

Having high nitrate levels in a marine/reef aquarium can lead to many problems. Nuisance algae growth, a decline in coral health (loss of color/growth), fish/invertebrate stress and illness, and a decline in water quality are all possible if you allow your nitrate levels to rise to dangerous levels.

Do ZOAS like dirty water?

Ninja’s point, that zoas/palys can thrive in both clean or dirty tanks, provided that periodic nutrients are available agrees with my experience. Most zoas and palys seem to do well in high nutrient tanks with or without ancillary feedings.

Do ZOAS like high nitrates?

Many people believe that zoanthid care is best in “dirty” water. That is, high levels of nitrates and phosphates. Though it should be noted that zoanthids are very hardy and can handle a wide range of nutrient levels, including dirty water.

Do ZOAS 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 ZOAS eat copepods?

Valuable Member. Its AMPIPODS that eat Z’s and P’s not copepods.

Is 10 ppm nitrate too high in reef tank?

Although many aquarists run their tanks with extreme nitrate levels, the ideal is a maximum of 5 to 10 ppm. Levels of 20 to 50 ppm are too high.

Do ZOAS need lots of light?

Feeding Zoas Therefore they’re best kept with at least moderate aquarium lighting. For the fastest growth of these corals, it’s recommended that you feed them periodically with an appropriately sized food, although feeding is not usually required.

Do zoas need lots of light?