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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

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    korndiddy20 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    i picked up a awsome superman frag at the swap and was wonder what kind of conditions people keep them in to keep the intense color. I have a chili pepper monti that doesnt seem to want to color up. share some thoughts on keeping montis.

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    Are the colors really dull/brownish, or are they light/whitish currently?

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    I find that the Sunset, Rainbow, and Superman monti's like a lot of light to get the nice colors. I keep them under 250watt MH, about 12" down. Same with the chili pepper.
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    I find stable alk and intense lighting to be the biggest factor with most encrusting monties. It is important to acclimate them to the intense lighting slowly.

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    1+ on the stable alk.....otherwise, they will starting browning out until it gets stabilized again.
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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeakerBob View Post
    I find that the Sunset, Rainbow, and Superman monti's like a lot of light to get the nice colors. I keep them under 250watt MH, about 12" down. Same with the chili pepper.
    I recently got a rainbow. How much blue do they like?

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    To get the rich blue i would use a decent amt of light, the spectrum does not matter that much.
    I used to get great blues with 10k so blue is not that detrimental.

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    korndiddy20 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    ill take some pics later to show ya. basically some browing, some white, some just faded areas.

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