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    Everyone I may be running into a slight problem. I have 2 corals that seem to be browning a bit. One is A. loripes and the other is A. millepora. It seems strange b/c I had a stag that was in the dark and is now coloring up since there is now more light over it. Things that have changed is the lighting. I went from Hamilton 14's to Phoenix 14's.
    I am dosing PIF & IC twice weekly.

    What can you suggest? Thanks
    Dustin

    "Water is the driving force of all nature"
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #2
    Hi Dustin, browning can be from many causes. Photoadaptive measures by our corals to the new, different lighting? I'd hold all supplements for 10-14 days & observe your corals, then report back. Thnx. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Will do. Thanks
      Dustin

      "Water is the driving force of all nature"
      Leonardo da Vinci

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      • #4
        Bob over the past couple weeks I have watched these two corals very closely. The loripes does not seem to be any different but the millepora does. Now developing blue tips on corallites. I am going to continue with my normal dosing. I think it was just the change in lighting.
        Dustin

        "Water is the driving force of all nature"
        Leonardo da Vinci

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        • #5
          Hi Dustin, thnx. for the F/U. If all but one "ugly sister" is coloring, I'd stay with your regimen, & try another placement location for the loripes, even if it's lower in your reefscape, it will color, but that may take months to occur. If others are darkening, or their tips are not a bright color with other signs of zeo-excess appear then dosing adjustments will help. Bob
          "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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          • #6
            Thanks Bob. Unfortunately where this coral is placed is the only location available. And what is strange is that I have had this piece for well over a year. Anyway, I will give it some more time. I appreciate the help!
            Dustin

            "Water is the driving force of all nature"
            Leonardo da Vinci

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            • #7
              Hi Dustin, I'd further consider two options, ZeoSpur2 use, & a trial of increasing all zeo-dosing by 50% for 2 wks, & observing the tip coloration. Bob
              "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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              • #8
                An increase is dosing huh. I will give it a shop and see what happens. I know Spur2 will do what I want. I have used it a few times. I give an update in a couple weeks as to what happened with my increased dosage.
                Dustin

                "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                Leonardo da Vinci

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                • #9
                  Yes i would like to know how everything works out for them
                  Nick
                  Nick
                  180G SPS Mainly
                  10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                  Calcium Reactor
                  3 Tunze 6105's
                  Profilux Controller
                  ATB Return w/ wavysea
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                  • #10
                    Well, this coming Friday will be 2 weeks with my dosage increased by 50%. Once I started the higher dosing within 2 days the A. loripes colored back up to what it was before my change in lighting. thanks Bob.
                    So all are back to normal except one. It has not changed for better or worse. I am sure it will come around sooner or later.
                    As far as the increase in dosing, it has not seemed to affect any other specimens in the tank. Things seem to be normal. I am not getting any ZEO excess signs. I am going to continue on with my current dosing regimen for now.:
                    Dustin

                    "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                    Leonardo da Vinci

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                    • #11
                      Awesome to hear show some pics
                      Nick
                      Nick
                      180G SPS Mainly
                      10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                      Calcium Reactor
                      3 Tunze 6105's
                      Profilux Controller
                      ATB Return w/ wavysea
                      ATB M External Skimmer


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                      • #12
                        same thing happened to me when I switched to the ac 14k's. A lot of my corals turned brown.

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                        • #13
                          Madison,

                          were you using the DE or SE ACs?

                          Tom
                          Current Tank: 75g sps restarted with ZEOvit August 2004, Aqua Connect 14K 250W SE MH x 2, SLS HQI ballasts, 54W blueplus T5s x 2, H&S A150 external (recirculating) skimmer, Tunze Stream 6060, 6000 with single controller, Geo Ca reactor, in-sump ZEOvit reactor from Madison, Aquacontroller

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                          • #14
                            de

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                            • #15
                              Madison since switching to the AC's have your corals colored back up to their normal color?
                              Dustin

                              "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                              Leonardo da Vinci

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