Originally Posted by carey
Depends on the light, flow and water quality. I have quite a few that showed immense growth in only a month or two. I also have some that are looking good but havent spread yet, like my candycanes. There are over 20 heads on it but no new growth. :-(
It could take several days after placing a new coral for it to "bloom" or open up, depends on the above as well.
Flow and water quality are near perfect. For what its worth, I'm starting to see the red coraline algae around my zoanthids, and they are creeping towards the edge of the stone theyre on so hopefully they will grow out on to my rock now.
My leather is fattened up and bloomed.
I have another coral I can't recall the name but it has overgrown the stone it was on from the shop and is spreading out on to the rock
My Green Mushroom is spotted a little for some reason, not sure whats going on with that one.
My Duncan opens up every day when the lights are on. Its brown when the lights are on, but green at night; though it closes up a lil at night.
My hammerhead is brown and looks like its doubled in size (in about a week) but also glows green at night and is brown during the day. The Hammer is far down in the tank not in direct sight of the halides.
Are the corals supposed to be colorful when the actinics and halides are on?