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Old 01/10/2017, 11:39 AM   #1
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WWC Funny D not opening

Has anyone had any experience with this variety? They call it out as a zoa. I've had my 2-head frag in my tank for 5 days, and it hasn't opened yet. At the same time, I added a couple other zoa's from WWC, and they all seem to be doing well (open, looking healthy). I've read that Sunny D's are tempermental and can take a while to get used to a new tank, and given the name (Funny vs Sunny), I am wondering if this variety is just as picky. I have a note in to WWC asking for advice, but figured I would try here as well.

Water params are:
temp=79F
SG=1.025
Alk=8
Mg=1350
Ca=430
pH=8.1-8.3 (varies with light cycle)
Nitrate/ite=0
PO4=ranges between 0.05 and almost 0.1, about 0.08 for the last week
light = sitting about 16" down from 4-tube T5HO that is on about 8 hours
flow=light to moderate at the moment

There have been a couple times that I've caught sight of a snail bugging the frag, but it is sporadic (not like the snail is parked on it). I am being patient before I play with light or flow, but was wondering if anyone else has any experience that could help me?


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Old 01/10/2017, 12:45 PM   #2
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I have to say the frag I got of Sunny D's opened right up a few months ago. Give them time though, zoas are weird.


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Old 01/10/2017, 01:07 PM   #3
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Were they fresh cut when you got them, or had they healed up for some time after being fragged?


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Old 01/10/2017, 02:00 PM   #4
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Not sure how long ago they were cut, but based upon there only being two heads, and looking at the frag, I think they are fairly fresh. Good point, that could be part of what is going on ....


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