Bleaching

Discussion in 'Coral Care and Requirements' started by Krappie, 13 Oct 2014.

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    Why does corals bleach? What is wrong with the lights if they do bleach?
     
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    Maybe @RiaanP could help to explain in more detail.
     
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    Have you just added new lights to your system?
     
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    No i have lots of corals and my lights aint brand new. Had it A few months now..But its only the one coral that looks like it want to bleach but i dont know whether it is bleaching or not.. and i cant think that its getting to much light. My lights are on for 7-8hours a day. And my other corals are happy!.. .... sooooo i dont know..
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    Could be food, as much as we think corals need light they need food be it nitrates or prepared
     
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    wats your nitrates and phosphate levels..could be what Dallas said..too low.
     
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    What should the level be? I'll check it as soon as i get home from town
     
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