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Old 10/23/2017, 11:32 PM   #1
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Keeping purple

My purple acros keep turning pink. Any suggestions to get purple back?


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Old 10/24/2017, 01:12 AM   #2
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http://aquaforest.eu/en/product/iodum/

I would suggest to get an ICP-OES test done by marinlab to confirm your needs, but this is my hunch.


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Old 10/24/2017, 09:57 AM   #3
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http://aquaforest.eu/en/product/iodum/

I would suggest to get an ICP-OES test done by marinlab to confirm your needs, but this is my hunch.


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I dose a kz iodine supplement a few times a week. My blues are staying blue but my purples are pink.


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Old 10/24/2017, 09:59 AM   #4
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I would still recommend the ICP-OES test. That will take out the guess work.


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Old 10/24/2017, 10:20 AM   #5
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Im no expert on SPS, but don't they (like many corals) change color based on lighting? Perhaps your specific lighting is making them pink rather then purple?

Again. No expert here; just my 2 cents.


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Old 10/24/2017, 12:54 PM   #6
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color based on lighting.


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Old 10/24/2017, 03:01 PM   #7
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I've read blue lighting helps with purple. These corals are sitting right under a blue+, and purple +. Well i changed out the purple + for a geisman 6500k but the corals were pink anyway. I'm not complaining, the growth is great and corals look healthy, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.


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Old 10/24/2017, 03:32 PM   #8
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color based on lighting.
I was right?... Yus!!!!!!! lol

Have you tried any supplement lighting with LEDs? I know that ReefBrite has some awesome and bright fixtures. Their fully blue lights are freakishly blue! lol Ones under 100 depending on the size and intensity. Might be worth a shot.


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Old 10/25/2017, 09:39 AM   #9
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My t5 is already retrofitted with two nanobox v3 arrays. I keep it at a 1:1 ratio though. So all channels at the same power.


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