Aug 2005

Tue, 08/30/2005 - 22:32

By: melev | Tags: | Comments: 0

Okay kids, don't try this at home....

I've been battling PO4 (phosphate) for months, and this one coral has continued to adapt to whatever I've put it through. Originally it was yellow, then it turned vivid green. Then I pulled it out of the tank one day for pictures of an interwoven brittle star hitchhiker I discovered, and it turned dark brown. Lately, it is closer to milk chocolate, like a glass of the stuff kids love to drink.

November 2003

December 2003

March 2004

April 2005 (17 months at this point)

And now, exactly 21 months since it was purchased:

It is very interesting to see this coral change over time. Water quality has a lot to do with it, I'm positive. Lighting and flow have remained a constant over the past 12 months, but it was in one of my other tanks prior to the 280g for nine months. Probably my 55g, if I recall correctly.

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