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Old 06-25-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Yellow Open Brain Question

Of course now I found a nice red brain I found an absolutely beautiful bright yellow open brain. I didn't know they came in that color.....there isn't much information on the yellow variety. My main concern would be lighting requirements.

The coral I'm looking at is a very bright yellow in color. Placement on the bottom of the tank with T5 HO lighting....would this work? Bottom of the tank is approximately 22" from the light source.

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Yellow? I would love to see a pic of that!
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Yellow can be difficult to place since I have seen yellow's change color in a variety of placements. Intuition tells me it would eventually want a higher light source, but bottom placement is best for now and could eventually be photo-acclimated up over time.
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My LFS just got a neon bright yellow open brain too. It is also the first one I have ever seen. He wants $40 for it, I'm tempted to go back and buy it but I am trying to slow myself down.
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My LFS just got a neon bright yellow open brain too. It is also the first one I have ever seen. He wants $40 for it, I'm tempted to go back and buy it but I am trying to slow myself down.
Bright yellow? hmmm, most brains I have seen are mustard to dark yellow. I'd be suspicious of a dyeing process if neon bright yellow.....I would ask the manager about it if the coloration looks too good to be true.
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My LFS just got a neon bright yellow open brain too. It is also the first one I have ever seen. He wants $40 for it, I'm tempted to go back and buy it but I am trying to slow myself down.
If you don't buy it, please pm me their number and I'll buy it and hopefully they'll ship it.

This is a link to the one I'm lookin' at...

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That brilliance honestly worries me. I would have a very indepth talk with them about that particular coral.
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It's not a solid yellow like it had been dyed. Its almost got kind of like swirls. It definitely is fluorescent yellow though... maybe just because of the 20k halide lights its under.
I asked him about artificially dyed coral a few months ago and he said he doens't sell it.
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That brilliance honestly worries me. I would have a very indepth talk with them about that particular coral.
Do you think it was dyed? If so, I don't want any part of it.

But you have seen others that are yellow? Is their care any different than other colors? Are they still fairly hardy?
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