bleaching or what????? help please

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  1. redadeath

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    can u tell me if that bleaching or normal

    i have this wild colony Acropora samoensis a week ago and i put it under 250 watt 14 k and its base is about 20 cm from the surface of the water and the top is about 5 cm from the surface

    it's tips was pale blue when i got it .... i can see it is looking alittle bit white at the top and still have polyp extention 24 hours all around it's body also the power head is infront of it so it has strong flow

    is that bleaching ?

    if yes

    my parameters
    ph 8.3
    calcium 430
    kh 9
    mag 1340
    no3 zero
    phosphate ... undetected on api test kit and sera test kit
    salinity 1.024
    note (redsea is 1.030) where it comes from


    could i add some protective sheild and acclimate it again in its place (windows plastic ) ??

    here is the link of the pictures Flickr: Page Not Found

    would u please help me so i can save it please!!!
     
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  3. jaquesdp08

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    cant see any pictures.

    Maybe you can put it lower down in the tank like halfway.. maybe the halide is to bright for it at the moment and let it acclimate first.
     
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    [ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/69816314@N06/sets/72157628359944101/"]Acropora samoensis - a set on Flickr[/ame]

    just click on acropora
     
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    Light shock? How long have you had it and the lighting?
     
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    very difficult to see in the picture.. see how it looks in the morning. if it gets whiter let me know
     
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    did i miss writing that info ?
     
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    when i got it it the white areas was pale blue
     
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    Sorry, reading too fast. :eek: Anyway, my guess would still be light shock.
     
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    Since it seems to have happened fairly quickly and nothing else seems to be wrong. I'd also guess light shock. Sometimes, even when you don't think there's going to much a difference in lighting, there is some actual difference that you just might not recognize. For example, new vs. old bulbs, different "color" of lighting, etc.
     
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    Many LFS dont have adequate lights for SPS and when the customer buys an SPS and places it under halides the SPS has to adapt to the stronger lights, this causes bleaching and the coral might even die. Move the SPS futher away from the light and let it adapt slowly to the brighter lights. Metal halide lights help to let the SPS grow faster, but LED or T5 lights helps the SPS to retain its colour.
     
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    Even more, try to raise the salinity to 1.026, magnesium to 1420ppm and Calcium to about 450 ppm
     
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    red sea salinity is 1.027, measured it personally
     
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    Try to raise the salinity to 1.026
     
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    I see that the coral has also browned a bit, this could be some nutrients in the system. What lights where they under before you got them?
    SPS expel/lose their colour and brown up in high nutrient systems or under light shock, but yours looks a brown as well, I would say some PO4 could be present, even though the tests came back low, it's very difficult to get an accurate PO4 test back.
    How old are the test kits?
     
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    this is a December 2011 thread. Why are you updating it?

    That coral is either long dead or outgrown the tank.
     
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    :lol: give that man a bells
     
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    Eish! I never read dates, it irks me, wasting my time on old threads! Rather remove them than removing agrees.:)
     
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