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Red Planet really?


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    korndiddy20 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Red Planet really?

    my red planet is all green, is it getting to much light? not enough light? I know they do get some green in it but 100%? Ive had it for a long time and I know it is 100% red planet, just not sure why mine isnt red, lol
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    My red planet has been green for awhile also. What kind of lighting do you have?

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    to much light, mine was mid way and was green, now i have it up higher and it is more of a brown, when i had it out of direct light it was a vibrant red. i need to move it back down now because it looks almost like a tricolor now

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    Red planet

    Low light - More green will show

    Moderate light - Mix of green and red

    High light - Full red.

    I hope it helps.

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    i have t5 lights, shallow tank, its getting blasted with light but still green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jolson10450 View Post
    to much light, mine was mid way and was green, now i have it up higher and it is more of a brown, when i had it out of direct light it was a vibrant red. i need to move it back down now because it looks almost like a tricolor now
    High light will causing bleaching of the coral if the coral cant handle the light.

    Browning of coral is due to high density of zooanthale( bad spelling ) . Because of the high density the color is not seen/visible and shows up a brown. The cause of this high density is relatively high phosphates and nitrates. I hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korndiddy20 View Post
    i have t5 lights, shallow tank, its getting blasted with light but still green.
    Mark,
    how old are your blubs?
    do the blubs have reflectors?
    how high is the blub from the coral?
    nitrates?
    phosphates?
    do you have algae, hydroids ?
    Last edited by Manoj's Reef; 05-16-2011 at 09:14 PM.

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    I started mine low-medium and it turned green. It is now very high and slightly indirect... and beautiful!
    Detroit's oldest large LED tank! Est'd Jan 2005, went LED June 2009. 6' wide 130g reef, Sunbrite T10 LED tubes (3xGen 3 and 1xGen 1), mostly SPS, but chalices, other LPS, and a few softies too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manoj's Reef View Post
    High light will causing bleaching of the coral if the coral cant handle the light.

    Browning of coral is due to high density of zooanthale( bad spelling ) . Because of the high density the color is not seen/visible and shows up a brown. The cause of this high density is relatively high phosphates and nitrates. I hope it helps.
    i am at zero of both though manoj i vodka/mb7 dose and have been for a year... this is the only coral that has a color issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolson10450 View Post
    i am at zero of both though manoj i vodka/mb7 dose and have been for a year... this is the only coral that has a color issue
    Then I am not sure why its browning out. May be you could try a diff spot in your tank and see if it makes any diff.

    At high light the red planet pretty much looks like ATL chirstmas mirabilis.

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