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Old 12-17-2005, 11:28 PM   #1
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Stylophora/cat's paw experience needed

My cat's paw is turning a darker purple in color. What could be causing this. I know it is growing because polyps are starting to grow around places that were broken during collection and shipment. Only thing I can think of is increased lighting intensity. Would that cause it? I want my original color back.
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:50 PM   #2
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Picture? If it is just getting a deeper purple it may be gaining its original color back!
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:54 PM   #3
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I will work on a pic. When I got it a while back it was light pink/white with some darker pink areas. Now it is much darker. I do see definite grow. Only thing that has changed is went from 14k mogul MH to 14k HQI pendants also added 500W of MH and 200w of antic.
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:03 AM   #4
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well that is a considerable amount of light more. not that it probably looks that much different it may have all the difference in the world. I know I just added more light on my tank and everything has picked up speed, it has been quite dramatic. BTW sweet car in your avatar. That isn't your 355 is it?
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Old 12-18-2005, 01:47 AM   #5
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500 watts is a lot but you have to remember it is spread over a 525gal tank. From what I read on the coral more light will brighten color. The car in the avatar is mine but it is a NSX.
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I didn't look very closely, I thought it was odd that the front lights weren't quite right and the bumber was too high for a 355. Sweet car anyway, I don't know much about NSX's but I know that most F1 racers prefer them so they have to be something special. I'm a ferrari fan myself, I once owned a 308 GTB. I miss it but I don't miss the gas price for a car that gets 8 mpg.

yeah lighting isn't that much more per gallon but it might just be were it counts. The better coverage might be responsible. It could also be settling in. It took a pink leather that I have months to finally start growing and looking good.
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I just bought a styol this week. Nice pink color. I was told that 10 WPG was optimal for them. They said that less would not kill them but may make them turn brown in color.
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