acorpura

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by Rob, Mar 23, 2005.

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  1. Rob

    Rob Astrea Snail

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    i have had this green acorpura for about a month. it is turning brown. is it getting ready to shed or is it dying?

    thanks
    rob
     
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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very often Acros will change colour, this is healthy and normal. It may not be desirable but...
    Many things play a role in the colour of corals. Lighting and nutrients in the water are the biggest (even though lighting will continue to be debated) factors. Most SPS coral have colour in their flesh and in their polyps. Polyps are usually browny green while the flesh vary widely. It is hard to determine what factors are contributing to the browning but it is not harmful to the coral.

    J
     
  4. Rob

    Rob Astrea Snail

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    what does sps and lps stand for?
     
  5. beaverspork

    beaverspork Astrea Snail

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    small polyp stonie and large polyp stony
     
  6. Rob

    Rob Astrea Snail

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    beaverspork Astrea Snail

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  9. Birdlady

    Birdlady Finback Whale

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    Here is a key to the Alphabet soup we use around here...it is listed near the bottom of the list to the left of the posts..Acronyms... :D

    http://www.3reef.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=General;action=acronyms

    We have discussed the lighting aspect of coral coloration in our reef club. Do you have actinics or 50/50 in addition to full spectrum?

    Also, I have not used it yet, but some of the people in our club use a product called "VibraGrow" and state that it colors up the corals nicely. ;D
     
  10. TEPOZ_AZTLAN

    TEPOZ_AZTLAN Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Hello BirdLady, what is this product you mention, is it like a suplemment or is it a light or what is VibraGrow.
    sorry but sound kind a ;D ;D :D funny.
     
  11. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    There was some research done by Dana Riddle and Andy Amussen on Coral Pigments April 26, 1998 on #reefs. It suggests that low akalinity may also cause corals to lose their colors. Here is the link if you wish to read it.
    http://www.reefs.org/library/talklog/d_riddle_042698.html

    Jim
     
  12. Rob

    Rob Astrea Snail

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    i am using 175 mg 20,000k, 2 65 watt 10,000k