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Where have all the colors gone?


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    This is pretty much how she looked when I first got her 6/14/11:
    IMG 0559 - Where have all the colors gone?

    And here she is today 8/26/11
    IMG 1039 - Where have all the colors gone?


    Any ideas as to why she's lost so much color? Not enough light? Nothings changed with my tank. All parameters have been great. ca=440~kh=9~ph=7.8
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    Maybe being under LEDs?

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    Nope sorry should have mentioned stats: t5ho..placement bottom.
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    Intense lighting and/or low nutrients will generally increase colors in corals. The conditions in your tank are likely different in one or both of these factors when compared to the tank it formerly called home. Moving it higher in the aquascape may help. Just be patient it may take awhile to color back up.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    Intense lighting and/or low nutrients will generally increase colors in corals. The conditions in your tank are likely different in one or both of these factors when compared to the tank it formerly called home. Moving it higher in the aquascape may help. Just be patient it may take awhile to color back up.

    Tom
    And here I moved it back into a little low light area. Tom, would I be safe to assume that the majority of the corals out there being sold are being kept under MH and or LED's? In which case I shouldn't be worried about *my t5ho's* being to much light for them?
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    Acans are notorious for changing colors in home aquariums.


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    I wouldn't worry about too much light with T5s. That's what I have on my 60g and the cube has LEDs. You may want to switch lighting when you get a chance. I was a big fan of T5s vs the cost MH but now with LEDs so popular and it "working" unlike some of the skeptics say, it's worth the switch. Which do you think is getting better growth and color?

    Here is the growth pic under my LEDs vs T5s
    I got both of these frags at the same exact time in March (I believe) and actually the smaller one went into the cube.

    T5s has 6 eyes
    Img 0757 - Where have all the colors gone?

    LEDs has 26 eyes
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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    No fair!! There's snails an rocks on the top one. An the bottom one well just looks better-lol-LEDs are nowhere near my budget at the moment. Gotta work with what I've got
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    t-5's are fine, there are million sweet tanks running t-5. You could try different placement to see if you get different color. Overdriven t-5 with good reflectors are very capable of being too intense.

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    Ok. I've moved it to just a little above mid level. Way funny because since I did this my clown no longer bothers with it. I'll keep ya'll posted

    Rmalone darlin, the only thing I know how to overdrive is my Jeep and at the moment it's sitting out front broke down..enough said? Lol
    Last edited by MizTanks; 08-28-2011 at 07:50 PM.
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