Red planet coloration

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by Magnett2, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. Magnett2

    Magnett2 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Yeah, I'll keep a close eye on it. I has been slowly doing this for probably 2 months now. I haven't changed the lighting either.
     
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  3. Magnett2

    Magnett2 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Maybe corailline can chime in
     
  4. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Hope this help somewhat. The mother colony is 6 inches away from a Radium 20k, 150 watts.

    This first image you can clearly see the base is an emerald green, as it tables out towards the light it becomes more red and looses the emerald at the tabling and tips.

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    The RP frags are almost shaded off to the side, they retain both the green and red.
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    The only reason I can think for browning is the wrong K, phosphates or just a simple coloration change that will resolve is given enough time to acclimate. Acropora coloration changes can take months in my opinion.
     
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    Description:The ORA Red Planet is one of our most popular corals. It is a tabling Acropora with red and pink corallites and a metallic green base. Polyp coloration on this coral is a deep red and the new growth is light pink to white. Under intense lighting the coral may lose the attractive green coloration, it will return if the coral is moved to a lower light area.

    Placement: All Levels
    Lighting: Medium - High
    Flow: Moderate - Strong


    www.orafarm.com/products/hardcoral/acropora/red-planet-table.html


    i don't know if this link will work if not type it lot's of info on red planet
     
  6. proreefer

    proreefer Feather Star

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    corailine, please stop torturing me with that beautiful red planet you got, i just can't take it, everytime i see it i run over to the tank and look at my little red and just cry wanting it to look like yours.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    LOL I will try to control my self!!!!

    If you knew what a tiny frag it came from, you would show it off too.
     
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    absotively and possilutly ;)