Chroma coral color plus review needed

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Hi ,

First of all am a big fan of vibrant whigh has made reefkeeping easier than enough for me due to the way it manages nutrients in my tank .
Now I came across one of your other products - chroma coral color plus and it's a single additive for growth and color ..

https://www.uwcmn.com/chroma-coral-color

Would like to know more how it manipulates colors in acroporas especially .
Does it add any trace elements or heavy metals ?
Any issue with nitrates and phosphates rise ?
Will it cause acros to expel zooxanthalea like zeospur does ?

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Abhishek
 

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Hi ,

First of all am a big fan of vibrant whigh has made reefkeeping easier than enough for me due to the way it manages nutrients in my tank .
Now I came across one of your other products - chroma coral color plus and it's a single additive for growth and color ..

https://www.uwcmn.com/chroma-coral-color

Would like to know more how it manipulates colors in acroporas especially .
Does it add any trace elements or heavy metals ?
Any issue with nitrates and phosphates rise ?
Will it cause acros to expel zooxanthalea like zeospur does ?

Regards,
Abhishek
Bump.

Am also interested in seeing reviews on Chroma.
 

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I couldn't find any reviews either. So, I bought a bottle of Chroma and have just started dosing it in my 40G reef. I took "before" pictures and will track progress. All my SPS were quite pale after using Vibrant to clear nuisance algae. We'll see how it goes! I'll post my results after a few weeks.
 

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I’ve just gotten some as well. I’ll try to remember to put up a review, but I suspect it will be along the lines of, “can’t tell a difference.”

@UWC can you at least give us an idea of how this works? Will a uv effect it’s efficacy at all?
 
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I couldn't find any reviews either. So, I bought a bottle of Chroma and have just started dosing it in my 40G reef. I took "before" pictures and will track progress. All my SPS were quite pale after using Vibrant to clear nuisance algae. We'll see how it goes! I'll post my results after a few weeks.
will wait for update from you,
 

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Just a quick update on the performance of Chroma:

I've been dosing 2ml daily in my 40G(50G total) reef for just over two weeks. It's dosed all at once at 1am when all the acropora have their polyps extended. I've diluted the dose with water such that my dosing pump actually delivers 20ml containing 2ml of Chroma. I'm still adding 5ml of Vibrant per week Water parameters are below:

Ca: 430
Alk: 8.6
Mg: 1380
NO3: 0
PO4: 0-0.03 (can't tell the difference)

Nitrate and phosphate are both on Salifert test kits.

So far I've noticed slightly improved color in a rainbow stylo, in a couple of my acropora, and possibly in my milke stylo. The changes are very subtle and honestly nothing remarkable...so far. They're mainly showing as improved coloration at the growth tips, which could also indicate improved growth.

The experiment continues... I'll probably continue at this for two months before trying something else. Perhaps I could double the dose of Chroma???

@UWC... Any thoughts?
 

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Sorry All, Not sure how I missed this thread :(

Totally fine to double the dose if you would like, but with anything tank related I always prefer the low and slow method with everything, but its totally fine to up your dose as your go along. Just do it slowly so your tank can adjust. Give it time to do its thing and you'll see what Chroma is all about. The nice thing is if you do dose more, Chroma wont give you algae outbreaks like most coral foods, aminos, etc. but will absolutely keep your corals bellys full :)

We are planning on starting a "official Chroma post" in the near future where will explain exactly how it works. We put a lot testing into Chroma like we did with Vibrant so we are currently combining all the information together. Also, totally fine to use a UV while using Chroma :)
 

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Sorry All, Not sure how I missed this thread :(

Totally fine to double the dose if you would like, but with anything tank related I always prefer the low and slow method with everything, but its totally fine to up your dose as your go along. Just do it slowly so your tank can adjust. Give it time to do its thing and you'll see what Chroma is all about. The nice thing is if you do dose more, Chroma wont give you algae outbreaks like most coral foods, aminos, etc. but will absolutely keep your corals bellys full :)

We are planning on starting a "official Chroma post" in the near future where will explain exactly how it works. We put a lot testing into Chroma like we did with Vibrant so we are currently combining all the information together. Also, totally fine to use a UV while using Chroma :)
Looking forward on the official thread to get started ;););)
 

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Since Chroma keeps corals fed, is there any chance it would also keep azoox corals fed? I'm thinking tubastrea, gorgonians, dendronephthya, etc...??

How about other filter feeders like sponges, feather duster worms, tunicates, ascidians, etc?
 

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It depends on how much their diets consists of consuming these bacterias, which is generally a lot... but with some types of animals the need for meaty type foods will always be there regardless :)
 

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We are planning on starting a "official Chroma post" in the near future where will explain exactly how it works. We put a lot testing into Chroma like we did with Vibrant so we are currently combining all the information together.
This thread coming out soon?

I'm about ready to re-order Vibrant and I am interested in the Chroma. I just don't understand how the higher nutrients from this product won't cause browning of the corals. How does it improve color?
 

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I have been using the Chroma for just under 2 weeks. So far, I have noticed no change in my SPS. I can't be sure since it has been such a short time but the blues and greens in my zoa's and LPS seem to be brightening. Definitely no negative results. I'm curious to see how this continues to develop and will try to do updates on here.

@UWC Are these results fairly typical as to what I should expect?
 

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I have been using the Chroma for just under 2 weeks. So far, I have noticed no change in my SPS. I can't be sure since it has been such a short time but the blues and greens in my zoa's and LPS seem to be brightening. Definitely no negative results. I'm curious to see how this continues to develop and will try to do updates on here.

@UWC Are these results fairly typical as to what I should expect?

Hey Brew, yup some species of corals absolutely show signs of saturation or better color quicker then others. It’s definitely not a overnight change by any means. You’ll start to see the biggest changes starting to happen around the 1-2 month mark. Keep us posted :)
 

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Hey Brew, yup some species of corals absolutely show signs of saturation or better color quicker then others. It’s definitely not a overnight change by any means. You’ll start to see the biggest changes starting to happen around the 1-2 month mark. Keep us posted :)
I would be scared if this stuff worked as quickly as Vibrant!

So seeing the zoa's and LPS lighten first is common with the SPS lagging a bit?
 

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I would be scared if this stuff worked as quickly as Vibrant!

So seeing the zoa's and LPS lighten first is common with the SPS lagging a bit?

Yup, softies and LPS tend to get saturated much quicker then SPS... but your SPS won’t lag too far behind :)
 

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