Coral colour query

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Hi,

I have had my tank for just over two months and I have introduced some corals to it namely; a candy cane, two zoanthids, a leather coral and a branching hammer coral.

When I purchased the corals they looked much different, more vibrant and attractive. After shipping and introding them to my Fluval Evo and allowing then to destress they look much less attractive. The colours aren't popping as much.

Is this likely due to the light I have as it is the standard evo light or some other reason?

I've added some pictures of what I mean when comparing what I bought with what they look like today.

Hammer coral
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Leather
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your lights are likely to be very different than the vendors. also, tank parameters/maturity plays a role as well. if you run mainly white light, then of course they will look different as the vendor pictures are all under mainly blue lights.

low nutrients typically means bleached/washed colors on corals.
 
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your lights are likely to be very different than the vendors. also, tank parameters/maturity plays a role as well. if you run mainly white light, then of course they will look different as the vendor pictures are all under mainly blue lights.

low nutrients typically means bleached/washed colors on corals.
Thank you. With the light that I have it seems to be bery white, there is the option to make it 100% blue light which does show some flourescence but doesn't look great as it is just BLUE, if you know what I mean.

Is there a particular nutrient which I should prioritise at this stage?

I've added a pic of them in blue light, some colours pop but it's so blue

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