View Full Version : Hammer Corals getting lighter

04/04/2017, 09:27 PM
I have 2 hammer corals that are growing and always out but look like they are almost see thru. (transparent). Any ideas why?


Alk- 8.9
Calcium- 440
Magnesium- 1430
pH- 8.2
Nitrates- 2
Phosphates- 0.02

04/05/2017, 07:54 AM
Too much light?

04/05/2017, 12:18 PM
Definitely happened to me and it was too much light in my part.

04/06/2017, 07:32 AM
well my hammers are close to the bottom and i'm using Reefbreeders Photon V2's LED lighting. It comes with 6 channels. I don't even use the reds and the greens and the royal Blues at their highest intensity in middle of the day is only 50% with whites only at 20% in a 2 ft deep tank. Doubt the lighting is to intense but maybe it is i don't know. The only other place in the tank that would be less intense is if i put them in the shade.

All of my other 32 corals in the tank are just fine with great color. confused i guess.

04/06/2017, 10:54 PM
I've had a couple that didn't like leds and lightened up and only got darker under an over hang.