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jackson6745

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So many variables... lighting, nutrient etc. Impossible to say when. Assuming the corals are pest free and you didn't overdose on traces such as iodine or iron etc.

In general, start your new frags off on the bottom until they have good polyp extension and display healthy looking tissue despite being brown. Usually a week or two is fine unless they are damaged then it could be a month or two. Then start moving them up to higher lighting repeating the process until you are pleased with colors. Better to go slow becuse it's easier to color up a brown coral than nursing back a bleached/faded coral. It helps to know what conditions that the colorful version of that coral was kept in.
 

dallasflynn

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So many variables... lighting, nutrient etc. Impossible to say when. Assuming the corals are pest free and you didn't overdose on traces such as iodine or iron etc. shell shockers online

In general, start your new frags off on the bottom until they have good polyp extension and display healthy looking tissue despite being brown. Usually a week or two is fine unless they are damaged then it could be a month or two. Then start moving them up to higher lighting repeating the process until you are pleased with colors. Better to go slow becuse it's easier to color up a brown coral than nursing back a bleached/faded coral. It helps to know what conditions that the colorful version of that coral was kept in.
Start by placing the new coral fragments at the bottom of the aquarium until they have expanded their polyps and look healthy, even if they have a brown color. This usually takes a week or two, unless the fragments are damaged, in which case it may take a month or two.
 

shinylights

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From my understanding the brown coloration is from the storage of too many sugars in the coral tissue from the zooxanthallae, and like everyone else said higher lighting would help with that but it’s better to increase the lighting slowly. also from my own experience, it seems that if you lower phosphate the colors come out more, but again just my experience.
 

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