View Full Version : Blue Zoo's?

01-04-2005, 12:37 PM
I have been in search of a nice colony of blue zoo's, and yet some people have been telling me that I have some in my tank... Maybe becuase I look at my tank everyday Im just not seeing it... These just arnt as bright blue as I would like!!

Lonnie, I think this is where your frag came from. Do these look familiar?

01-04-2005, 12:38 PM

01-04-2005, 12:38 PM
Last one...

01-04-2005, 01:42 PM
I think you are right.

01-04-2005, 01:46 PM
I think they are to light of a blue, need to be a deeper rish blue IMO, htose would morph from the blue in my tank I bet

01-04-2005, 01:57 PM
Here's another picture of mine.

01-23-2005, 09:51 PM
Here are the smurf blue zoos I was telling you about Jeff.

01-23-2005, 09:54 PM
Here is with camera settings a little different.

01-23-2005, 09:57 PM
Doug. you best be fragging!! No, but seriosuly those are killer! Good find. :D

01-24-2005, 08:35 AM

I may be wrong (so if I am, forgive me), but doesn't color also depend on the frequency and intensity of the lights. If so, then what may be very blue in one tank may not be as much in another. Just a thought.


West Chester Reef
02-10-2005, 08:37 PM
Zeph, I found that to be so true, And Jeff, would love to swap a frag with you on some of those blues, what lighting are they under?

02-10-2005, 10:25 PM
Hey Jeff-

Zeph is dead on...

What lights are you running? 10K, 20K, Actinics? The pic looks like it could be 10K or 20K, but I'll guess 10K - hard to tell.

If you're coming to the meeting, ask Steve Tyre about the wavelengths that excite flourescing pigments... and I can loan you his Video CD.

IMO, changing your lighting may change the color that the lamps throw, but it also affects the colors that are flouresced by your coral (which is different than the colors that are reflected).

EX: Actinic and 10K lamps (peak@420nm) may excite a pigment that flouresces deep blue, while a 20K lamp (peak@450nm) may make it look light blue (or vice-versa).

I may have some of that mixed up, but that's why I have Tyree's CD as a reference. It's convinced me that my next lamp upgrade will be from 10K halides with Actinic VHO to 14-20K halides and 50/50 or 10K VHO.


02-10-2005, 11:19 PM
The tank is a 20G and I have 220Watts of PC lighting.
55W- 10K
55W- True Actinic 03
55W- 50/50 10K/Actinic
55W- Daytinic bulb (something that I purchased from Hellolights and was very pleased with)

02-10-2005, 11:47 PM
If those are like most other flourescent lamps, you should have every wavelength from 400 to 500 nm pretty well covered.

Best bet is that thore really are baby blues, but there's stil a minimal chance that adding a little more yellow, green, and red may change the color a bit. Probably not.

West Chester Reef
02-11-2005, 12:00 AM
Sean, In your opinion... What would be the best light for a zoo tank? I'm running 1-55watt 10k attinic 50/50 ,1-55 watt attinic, a 250 watt 20k MH, and soon as Rob gets his delivery I'm adding one more 250 20k

West Chester Reef
02-11-2005, 12:01 AM
Sry, its the 56, and its 24" deep

06-24-2005, 01:01 AM
anybody know where to get blue or "smurf" zoos? not seen them for sale anywhere.....

06-24-2005, 07:21 AM
I know Marine Solutions gets them every once and a while. You could call them.

06-24-2005, 09:46 AM
i'll check, but usually they won't sell colonies, only small frags. thanks

06-24-2005, 09:53 AM
Oh! You're looking for a colony? I wish you good luck my friend, and deep pockets :D

06-24-2005, 10:27 AM
Yeah, I havent priced them lately but I know about 6 months to a year ago they were worth more than gold! :shock:

10-11-2005, 07:12 PM
i think they are awesome.

08-20-2007, 09:50 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Blue-Green-Zo ... dZViewItem (http://cgi.ebay.com/Large-Blue-Green-Zoanthids-Live-Coral_W0QQitemZ120152655666QQihZ002QQcategoryZ4630 8QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

I dont know a whole lot about saltwater yet,but these say there blue/green and it looks like a large colony for a decent price.It
is a buy it now auction so atleast you have an idea of what your
paying plus shipping.

10-04-2007, 03:09 PM
Here are some pictures of some Blues. The first is Uber Blues the second is Angel Blues and the third is Powder Blue Palys. Sorry but none of them are for sale right now, I am in the process of growing them out. The Angel blues are absolutely amazing in color. They are from Australia and I have never seen them before. All of them look 100 percent better in person. Just thought I would share the pictures.




10-17-2007, 10:29 PM
Aquaden, those angel blue's are gorgeous! Let me know when you do want to frag them! Since we're reviving the blue zoo thread, here are a couple of mine.

10-17-2007, 10:45 PM
Thanks! I do have some PPRPE also. Uours look really nice! Did you get them from Duane?

I will let you know when the Angel Blues are ready. I named them myself, I could not find them anywhere else. I know they are from australia because thats where the shipment came from.
Thanks, Gary

10-17-2007, 10:52 PM
My PPRPE came from marvinsreef with some nuclear greens, purple deaths, candy apple reds, and rainbows- the colors on those things are unbelievable!

Jon in SW Ohio
10-18-2007, 01:12 AM
Here's my PPRPE from Duane:

And here's some of my Tub's from Tub's (John) himself: