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dosing iodine

Test come out to. .003ppm.... research shows (nsw). natural sea w..ater...should be .006 .... Im asking cuz I bought a acro frag well two.. One was realy green and the other was blue.. .but now the green one is kinda looking brown but under the leds wen the mh turn off its lite green..and well the blue one is brown now. ..
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Ammo-0
Nitri-0
Nitre-0
Ph- 8.2
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Magnisum-1350
Iodin-.003

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Re: dosing iodine

Would iodin bring back the color or am i missing somethink

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Re: dosing iodine

Don't really think so. Are you sure of those colors? Maybe they weren't supposed to be that color, were they under the correct lighting where you bought them?

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Re: dosing iodine

They were under two 400w mh 14k. The tank they were in was shalow.maybe 10"deep..acro tank. I pick them out cuz of there color..im runing two 225w mh 14k wit four t5 bulds 31w ..i light acclam them for a week..... I target feed as well...not alot. .not sure..do they need to be up high on the rocks...lol..

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Re: dosing iodine

I am also working with SPS for the first time. A couple of my pieces looked to be turning brownish...and right away too...yet at the same time they appeared healthy. For what it's worth, I was told that brown colored zoanthelle flourish quickly in moderate lighting and that the colorful stuff only flourishes in the brightest of light. So I gradually moved those 2 pieces higher in the tank and they're just starting to color up again but only in a couple small spots. Also, I was told that it's not uncommon for SPS to change their color...apparently they will take in the color of zoanthelle that suits their needs and is readily available in the tank. I've personally found that anemones will do the same thing. I've had BTA's and rock anemones obviously exchange zoanthelle...never entirely, but significantly just the same. Place a red BTA beside a bright yellow fluorescent rock anemone and watch what happens.

Also, I was told to not directly feed SPS....that they'd prefer cleaner water over the food and that they can get everything they need from proper lighting and from what comes their way when other tank inhabitants are fed. So far that's been working out but I haven't kept SPS long enough to know if it will work long term. Just an FYI I guess.

I had never intended on keeping SPS in this particular tank but I had some clown gobies living in a large brain coral who got booted out by 2 goofy skunk clown who decided they wanted to host it. The clown gobies looked so sad. :o( They live in the branches of SPS in the wild...so I thought I'd give it a try. This tank's water chemistry is not ideal for SPS and never will be...so if it fails, it fails. Then the gobies will just have to live in SPS skeletons. I bought my SPS from Live Aquaria and they suggested some pieces that might be more forgiving.
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They were under two 400w mh 14k. The tank they were in was shalow.maybe 10"deep..acro tank. I pick them out cuz of there color..im runing two 225w mh 14k wit four t5 bulds 31w ..i light acclam them for a week..... I target feed as well...not alot. .not sure..do they need to be up high on the rocks...lol..
Sounds like your have them under great lighting. You could have put them middlish to high in the tank right off the bat, and they shoulda been ok with that. The only thing that would help now, would be to get the water numbers from where you bought them, they may have run something a bit different that the corals got used to.

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Thanks guys....goby..thanks.......my buddys store is vivid reef.here in new mexico.albuquerque. The only diffrence is the salinity...i know there iodine reads .006. cuz he showed me how to use the test kit. And this is my first attemp at sps.....u think if i moved them lower it would help ....whit the color...i think there salinity is at 1.024 i keep mine at 1.026. ..

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Re: dosing iodine

You can try the light acclmation on them. Keeping them lower in the system and bringing them up slowly over a period of a few weeks.

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Thanks guys....goby..thanks.......my buddys store is vivid reef.here in new mexico.albuquerque. The only diffrence is the salinity...i know there iodine reads .006. cuz he showed me how to use the test kit. And this is my first attemp at sps.....u think if i moved them lower it would help ....whit the color...i think there salinity is at 1.024 i keep mine at 1.026. ..
My thought was not to move them lower, but to leave them where they're at and gradually move them upward over a period of a few days. That's what I did and I'm starting to get some of the color back...just a spec here and there...whether I'll get it all back remains to be seen. I was told that the brown zoanthelle thrives in lower light and essentially pushes out the brighter colors which thrive only in very strong light. I'm under the impression that if you place some types of SPS higher, in brighter light, the brown zoanthelle dies down and the colorful stuff takes over. I was also told that it's not uncommon for SPS to change color according to the color of the zoanthelle that's readily available to them in the tank. I've seen my anemones do the same thing. I can't imagine the small salinity difference being an issue. I'm uncertain how iodine would come into play.
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Thanks yallll....ill try something....ill let yall kmow.....

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Thanks yallll....ill try something....ill let yall kmow.....
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