Getting the best colour out of your corals

Discussion in 'General Coral Care' started by FransSny, 30 Sep 2011.

  1. FransSny

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    Thought I would start this thread just to get some general opinions

    How do we get the best colour out of our corals, what additives are we using , what colours "pop" / develop better etc etc.
     
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    Lightning plays big role, especially when it comes to photo's.

    But additives, not sure
     
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    the problem with additives or maybe not problem but for the lack of a better word...additives differ from reef tank to reef tank...or maybe from whats my preference to the next reefer..and with this being said..the market has such a lot of additives on the shelves of our LFS...all sounds good..and every LFS Owner believes in their shelf products..i tend to agree with RiaanP..the best other option is the lighting..ensure proper lighting against water depth and what else may hinder the blossoming effect of corals..i have friends that have on 5 T5's..and there tank is lit up like a xmas tree with coral polyps extending and everything is just amazing...and then i tried to get away with 1 MH 150w AND 4x T5's...and even that is in my opinion still doing it..for me..
     
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    I think we all agree about lighting enhancing corals, but let me throw another spanner in the works....

    We all know that zooxantellae is an important part of coral biology, but seeing that they are a brown / greenish colour an abundace of them (healthy coral) would lead to loss in colouration ?[SIZE=+1][/SIZE]
     
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    Hi Frans.

    I just opened the red sea " D " blue /purple enhancer , they have it for Pink. green. Red as well part of the A/B/C/D colour enhancer and they are talking allot about usind there phosphate remover to take the brown out of the sps and then replace with the correct zooanthillia again.

    Cand go read up now , but i think you could find usefull stuff on there website maby...
    David
     
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    Awesome , let me do some reading. Thanx Dave
     
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    got a link?
     
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    just something i noticed with my nano.

    in getting the colours to pop i did a 10% water change every week.
    also ran carbon, pho, and purigen - changed every 2 weeks.
    cleaned the skimmer every two days. and ran filter floss.

    i have a small dsb, and cheato.

    thats all to my nano...
     
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    i am dosing potasium from brightwell and i have noticed a slight inrease in colour.
     
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    Potasium is very handy in getting your blues more prominent in your corals

    Also the more nutrients you have in your tank the more(darker) the zoolanthea becomes which gives that brown color
     
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    i use phytochrom, koralkolor and potassium from brightwell and seen a change in 2 weeks with my sps and lps
     
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