Organ Pipe Coral color loss

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  1. HouseofStark

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    Afternoon everyone,

    I have some organ pipe coral that I have been growing well. A but too well, currently losing the battle to some hammers next door. Question is regards to polyp coloring. They have lost the bright white "daisy" color and they have faded to the pinkish/red coloring of the tubes......so color wise they look kinda bla… Should I just move them higher in the tank? Bump up the lights?

    Attached pictures are when I purchased, and todays view
     

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    I keep mine at the bottom of the tank. They don't like high light.
     
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    So you think its from too much light? What I was reading they want moderate to high lighting
     
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    Mine is on the bottom too.
     
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    Are you referring to the one on the right as being faded? That coral starts to look like GSP after it matures. I have a lot of it if anybody wants a frag.
     
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    @Gary the top pic/attachment is a pic of the pipe organ when I bought it 4 months ago. The second pic is the same pipe organ today no longer white, more of a red/pink. In that same 2nd pic, to the right behind the pipe organ is just my purple hammer.
     
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    yup, that is normal for Pipe Organ. They get stringy and red/pink, green.
     
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