Coral with the BEST color and what's your favorite coral color?

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What is your favorite color when it comes to coral in your reef tank?

  • RED

    Votes: 74 15.1%
  • GREEN

    Votes: 60 12.2%
  • PURPLE

    Votes: 56 11.4%
  • GOLD

    Votes: 34 6.9%
  • ORANGE

    Votes: 105 21.4%
  • YELLOW

    Votes: 63 12.8%
  • PINK

    Votes: 61 12.4%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 38 7.7%

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    491

OG Reef Tanks

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I actually enjoy rainbow colors like the Purple Monster Mushroom pictured. I have 5 corals with the word rainbow in them, three of which are chalice corals. My favorite one so far is called Jelly Bean rainbow chalice. After that, I would say red, orange, blue, and purple in that order. I have all those colors and yellow and green in my tank too.
 

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Love my orange and pinks

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I ordered a white-polyp toadstool from Biota that came entirely snow white but is starting to color up more now after having been in my tank for a few months -- I'm seeing greens/purples/blues starting to come out under the lights. How long has your leather been in your tank?
Sounds lovely! I've had it around 6 months. It has nearly quadrupled in size, but has definitely not changed colors. Not that I'm against it staying white... I'm just super curious as to what type of leather it might actually be? White devil's hand/finger? It has ever so slightly a blush of pink...(pics under white lights)
 

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Colors? Other... like I said ALL of them Bizarro cyphastrea, Necromancer favia, Orange ricordea and Lemon Lime Favities, Jedi Mind Trick montipora, Super Saiyan, Belladonna & CB Rockstars zoanthids.
Oh! and a Lavender platygyra in the foreground zoa pic.

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I personally like all the colors of the rainbow

But oranges yellows pinks and red are harder to produce pigments

Too me as a reefer it seems like when I first started reefing; we seen more beiges, brick reds, tans,browns, mauve greens and purples with mh and white colored t5 in the early days of reefing

Then when we started to improve our water quality hobbiests got better at keeping coral long term as a whole with the home ro unit ... before a coral would always die not if but when and then need replaced. With home ro units we started to see sustainability over time

Started pulling purple greens and blues

As hobbiests we learned more and improved water chemistry, and learned about feeding our corals. coral health was inturn improved and we also learned about amino acids in a closed loop system and more advanced synthetic based ion salt was produce to be rich in trace minerals and pro biotic not just the big 3 and in 1996 with the release of 2 part esv bionic people didn't have to mix their own anymore.... the big change happened around 2006 for hobbiests in the us with the release of new german t5 technology blue light dropped and the spread of data through the internet people were
Learning to keep coral longterm

Bam colors popped

Jullian sprung, steve tyree, and garf were the leading sources of info that arose in those times and many people still value their opinions today,imo they were the first in the states to color up coral

And alot of their teqniques were expanded upon and are still used today by conventional and commercial reef keepers alike


But now with 5 way testing, icp tests ,800$ programmable leds that apps work half the time then lock u out the other half, pharmaceutical grade reef salts that cost 100$ a bucket from germany, 500$ powerheads that are programmable, protein skimming technology(before you had to manually remove) media reactors , apex blah blah blah) were seeing way more colors than before... and this is due to innate malubility and being able to manipulate the environment

Basically blue dominated lights changed coral coloration for ever

We can feed a amino for polyp extension, broadcast feed, then feed our coral food to ensure that the coral is eating

We have amino acids that pull certain colors

We have probiotics that boost mucus health

We can dose with a pump vs by hand

We do daily water changes vs weekly water changes

We have atos now

If we think a corals coloring down all alot of people have to do is tweak a app or two adjust a light and a number do a auto water change with just a phone which is cool and sad at the same time

Alot has changed over the past 20 years some for the good some for the worse, but one thing is for certain leds advanced to a point far superior then I ever expected in my life time and the advancement will only get crazier
And more expensive


And By 2040 well be seeing rainbow everywhere and all those oldschool corals will be hard to come by because their will be so many new school frags in rotation and the old will be forgotten and sought after

And well probably see another shutdown in the future that will create unavailability as well as a ceiling price set

Bill murray frag from 8 years ago
(Mh t5)
Bill murray frag today
(Led)

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You have a white leather too?! I've been trying to identify what it is exactly, that I purchased. SOLD to me as a Neon green sinularia, mine is completely white, polyps and all.
See the smaller one? My son says it is actually my favorite. It is very fussy, and reacts the quickest to any change . Especially water changes? I actually split mine as a smaller section was growing out of the base
 
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Have you ever torn down a tank over an issue you couldn't seem to beat?

  • Yes! I have. (Tell us about what issue you faced in the thread.)

    Votes: 105 24.9%
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    Votes: 216 51.2%
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    Votes: 30 7.1%
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