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Old 01-05-2014, 04:04 AM   #1
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Brain coral losing colour

I've had my brain coral for about 2 months now. Looked good, but recently has started losing its colour. Parameters are good. It used to be bright neon green and pink, now it's a dull greenish white and dull pinkish white. Anyone known what can be the problem? It is in direct light. About 6 inches from water line. My lights are the Taotronics. They're on like 30% white 50%blue.. Too much light? Also it doesn't have a lot of flow. Just enough to keep stuff from settling on it.
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Sounds like it could be a few different possibilities.

Too much light? Maybe try moving it down?

Not enough flow? See if you can get it in a spot with a bit more flow?

What are your nitrates and phosphates testing at?
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They need to be down on the sand bed. They have issues with being on the rocks esp. Touching them.
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Phosphates I'm not too sure. But I think they're pretty low since all my other corals look fine. Also I have no algae at all. Everything else checks out fine... I moved it a bit farther away from the light. I'll see how it's doing there. It's fully open, just not as colourful as it used to be
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It's probably bleaching because of the strong light. I have actually grown sps under just the blue at about 2 feet away.
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It's probably bleaching because of the strong light. I have actually grown sps under just the blue at about 2 feet away.

I think so too. I moved it a bit to the right of the light now. My lights at 50% blue 35% white.
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