I picked up a pretty bleached looking monti cap from a lfs
back in June or July. It was a really light, almost tan color but was nice sized and a good price.
I put it in the bottom of my tank at first and gradually moved it so now it's directly under a 175 mh
about 8" from the surface. Light is about 10" above water.
Take a look at the growth. The first pic is crappy but it's all I had from back then. It really wasn't that dark in color.
As you progress thru the pics, notice how the white edges aren't white in spots. I see good growth (I think...lol) but now the rim seems to be disappearing or something.
- 3.9 meg/l
This 1st pic (8-1-05) I cropped from a full tank shot and the color is off....coral was not that dark looking, but you see the white-blueish rim.
2nd pic (9-26-05) you can see on the far left the "rim" doesn't go all around the edge.
3rd pic (10-21-05) is a better pic since I started to notice something happening then. Look at the rim.
4th pic (11-11-05) you can see the white edges are nothing like it looked when I 1st got it. I think the dark areas around the edges is the new growth since I got it.
So my question is.....does this look like normal growth?