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Old 10-07-2009, 09:48 PM   #1
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Brown on the edges of Echinophyllia

I just aquired a beautiful piece of Echinophyllia. I don't recall seeing brown on it at the store, but I definitely have some on it now. Is this simply it's way of acclimating? Or is there something I need to do to help it out before it dies on me? Nothing seems to be bothering it.

My water parameters are all golden. I have 4 VHO bulbs (1 actinic, 1 10k, 2 22K blues)

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:41 PM   #2
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My guess is it's just reacclimating itself to it's new lighting, but that's just a guess. Seems like many corals shift colors from when you first get them... or at least that's been my experience.
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Thanks Kurt,

that is what I'm hoping is the situation. I have no other place to put the coral and it is so perfect for the spot it's in.

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I replaced two of the bulbs to higher quality. Replaced the 10K and Actinic with a DUO 17K white and a Fiji Purple bulb. Hopefully that will do it!
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Well, I moved it down to the sand, but there is a small part of exposed skeleton in the upper middle edge and one on the back lower edge. I brought it back to the reef store. He cut the sections out and kept it there for a couple of days to observe and hopefully fix any problems.

He asked me if another coral was touching it, but there aren't any within a few inches and none that reach out at night.

Weird.
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