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  1. DarkSky

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    I've been buying brownies and wild caught acros. Most end up turning teal/light blue, or a little green.

    This one is doing a bit of both. It started out brown, turned light blue, now it's getting green swirly stripes.

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    Anyone see something like this before?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's a Reefking signature Blue's Clues tripping on acid acro... If not then I have no idea ;)

    Hopefully it keeps the swirls...
     
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    Yeah I am hoping so too. The other side has them even more pronounced.
     
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    Yes, I would like that frag returned to me please...
     
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    :D
     
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    Your lighting is playing tricks on your eyes :p

    In a serious note , there was a thread on R2R on prolonged exposure to excessive blue spectrum causing green fluorescent proteins to become pronounced . Let me finding it . I have experienced the same but it slowly changed overtime with maturity of my colonies and tank

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    I could see that. I run 4 B+ and 4 Actinic bulbs in my fixture. Gimme that blue spectrum!
     
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    So here's a thread I had started 2 years back . There are other threads linked in the same thread .

    Basically, there are many many forms of green fluorescent proteins and they react to different spectrum of light. You will see in the thread that Dana talks about prolonged UV exposure through blue spectrum might be a cause for it.

    Your bulb combination is too heavy on the UV side and might be contributing .

    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/prolong-effect-of-actinic-lights.313981/

    Ofcourse most of it is speculation as am yet to test out the acros under my T5s . But I have moved away from Radiums a while back and run mostly 10K - 14K halides and haven't had any problems

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    I remember that thread, it was one of the main drivers for why I decided to go so heavy on actinics.
     
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    This one started as all purple and now has blue and green in it. [​IMG]

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