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Old 01-15-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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Corals turning clear

I have a 150g mixed reef with a few softies and a few sps corals. I just noticed two corals losing color. Frogspawn is losing its green color on the side that faces the light. And my red brain looks like its getting clear patches on the top.. Is this from too much light? I run taotronics LEDs raised 10" above surface. Whites at 50% and blues at 80%. All params are normal.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #2
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Top side of frogspawn is turning transparent. Bottom shaded side is still almost solid green
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For me it's too blue to tell. Are you able to do a pic with more white?
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:41 PM   #4
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That's with no blues and whites cranked all the way up
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:51 PM   #5
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How long have you had the LEDs?
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:52 PM   #6
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Around 8 9 months I'd say
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Frogspawn looks ok to me. Is it loosing color or just becoming more transparent?
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:22 PM   #8
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To me the top side is becoming transparent. And the brain. Along the top side of the folds is just losing its red. I have a baby leather in there to that is a really light color to compared to the brown it was before
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This is a pic at 6 a.m this morning. You can see the difference in the heads that face the light. And the heads that don't . Anybody ever deal with this or any ideas on what to do?
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:58 PM   #10
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They could be bleaching from too much light. Try turning the lights down a little and see how they do after a few weeks.
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