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Old 04-10-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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Coral colours

Are there certain factors that determine coral colours? Like water perimeters or light colour?
I ask because I have a couple SPS corals that are showing a green tinge when they were purple before!
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:43 AM   #2
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Mostly lighting determines corals color but excess nutrients can cause corals to brown. A lot of the time sps will change slightly when moved to different lightings.
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By lighting do you mean par value only or K value( colour) ?
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Both. I know my red planet under higher par values will be bright red but under lower par it stays green. Also, higher k usually brings out much nicer colors whereas low kelvin makes them kinda brown.
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Ok that is what I was hoping to hear! Parts for DIY lights coming soon , hope they help with colouration!
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Ok that is what I was hoping to hear! Parts for DIY lights coming soon , hope they help with colouration!
Nice! Gotta hate when nicely colored sps turn green haha.
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Green is better then Brown
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Haha very true
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My acan has pale color on full spectrum but turns bright orange on actinic.
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