SPS Color Up July thru Today...

reefinsocal

Member
Picked up this piece from Divers Den. It was a different color online than the brown piece that arrived... I emailed them and they offered to replace it with credit, but I said I'll wait it out 2 weeks.

Check out the piece today....

July 10th
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Today: iPhone w/ White Lights from Radion XR30
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wishntoboutside

professional snow flake
Very nice. Great job. I bought a browned out shortcake colony some time ago. New growth looks great but stil brownish-(.
 

reefinsocal

Member
SPS Color Up July thru Today...

So can you tell us what changed?

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Nothing changed. I received the coral browned out. Time, light and quality aquarium parameters lead to coral growth and coloration.


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reefinsocal

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SPS Color Up July thru Today...

What would those parameters be? I'm curious.

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Just sharing what my parameters are right now:

Alk 8.0
CA 450
Mag 1400
Ph 8
Salinity 1.26

I dose 60ml of Brightwell Reef Code A/B each day on a doser. 15ml of Acropower each day and 4 drops of Lugols Iodine 1 time a week.

That's the recipe for my tank.

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reefinsocal

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Where does your nitrate and phos stand?

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That's a good question. Phosphate is typically .03 or below. When it hits .05 I change out my GFO.

I don't test nitrates. I do a 20% water change every 2 weeks. I make sure my RODI is pristine with 0 tds using dual chamber DI Resin and Chloramine Blaster carbon cartridges.


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reefinsocal

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SPS Color Up July thru Today...

Was that what u initially ordered?


The first photo is what I initially ordered and had slight purple tips in their online photo. But when I received it, it was as pictured in the first photo and completely browned out. They said it could have happens in shipping but I've never seen a coral change overnight.


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CNGH

New member
Amazing color up! The tank looks fantastic. I really like the openness. How many fish are in there and what/how much do you feed?
 
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