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I personally would save dosing for PO4 as a last resort, but that's just me. Whatever you decide, do just one thing and wait for results. Too many changes too quickly could cause more problems than it solves.
 
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They are in qt I will snap some pics of the beauties when I get home if they are still awake. Might have to wait till tomorrow. 2 amazing little yellows and 2 amazing little Randall’s. And I will prune the fuge a little.
 

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But we are still getting somewhere! Here’s what I’ve got so far! Daily feed the little guy, but maintain my reef roid schedule, get a phosphorus tester, read about and learn phosphate dosing, and try and stay away from aminos for this type of problem. Have I got that right so far?
Sounds like a good plan! Feeding is the easiest to try first :)
 

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Okay so let’s just start with daily feeding of the shrimp in addition to maintaining my reef roid schedule. And no prune and see where that goes. If that doesn’t help maybe then prune?
Sounds good to me. Anyone else like or dislike?
 
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Alright everyone! Any more potential advice on how to move forward if these things fail would be welcome I’m always looking to learn something new! I’ll post a couple pics of the assessors in qt this evening if awake or tomorrow morning during their feeding(hide and go seek kings and queens of the EVERYTHING Hahahaha)
 

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I does amino acids almost daily. I have tried a few kinds, but found acro power was my favorite.
 
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Can we see a picture of the acro that you say is not colored like it used to Be? I would like to see a picture so we can give advice on what we see and not just guess. Guessing is fun but it happens so much on this forum, no one asks for pics and everyone starts giving advice which could be totally useless or harmful if not correct. Get a ulr checker, you could have a perfect amount of phosphates and not even need to dose anything.
 

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Light is going to affect coloration more than anything. Aminos have never done anything for me, nor do any other supplements. If you want more N and P, then feed the fish more, but I have great color with 1 or 2 ppb of phosphate and nitrate around .1 that only an IC test can detect.
 

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feed more filter less.. one at a time though ;)

id try to feed more first.. the added bonus could be better growth.. dosing something might be the thing to do if you (for some reason) wanted to limit the growth (but get your color back).

im jus a novice but thats kinda my take on it.. (i hate losing color!). hope it comes back for ya!
 
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Hey guys! Thanks for all the input I have been working this slowly but methodically. Just as a precursor, I have been daily feeding both reef roids and feeding the one cleaner shrimp as before and now 3 peppermint shrimp I was gifted that were trained aiptasia feeders(don’t have a massive problem in the display but they do pop up from time to time).
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The three red circles are what was dying spathulata in a friends tank that I chopped a little and stopped dying but had no color till I started daily feeding. Once I started daily feeding it started to green up fast. The purple circle is the efflo. You can see the bright purple tips and growth but the base that is supposed to be deep green is more of an iridescent green with blue and purple. I’m sorry for the poor picture quality I’m still leaning how to take decent pictures on an iPhone. Here’s the thing, even with daily feeding most tests on my Hanna are still reading zero. I am going to buy a ulr phosphorus tester, just refilled on phosphate reagents so I’d really like to not have wasted money there. So there is at least some correlation between the colors I’ve been seeing and the nutrients being to low or I wouldn’t have seen the color popping up in the spath. As @jda said I think now it’s a light spectrum issue as well. Also as promised some terrible pictures of my little babies below.
 

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