Cyphastrea Dying Off

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I've had a meteor shower cyphastrea for a few weeks. It's starting to not look the greatest. Is it an issue with light, placement? I just moved it to the sand bed as I was thinking it might be from too much light. Here are my parameters:

Tank: Fiji cube 32 gallon
Light: XR 15 pros, on AB+ setting
Placement: had placed in medium flow midway up
Alk: 8.9
Ca: 430
Mag: 1350
Salinity: 1.026
Nitrate: 2
Phosphate: .08
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Is that meteor shower or is it asteroid cyphestrea? Asteroid looks like that under whites. This picture is what it looks like under blues.
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If it is in fact meteor shower(the blue and pinkish one), you can grow those under next to no light. I have mine on the gravel and partially shaded by a good sized frammer. The part that does get direct light gets about 75 par and it’s growing great.

put it under a bit of an overhang for a bit until it colors back up. Then slowly move it, but keep it under 100 par or less for now.
 
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Is that meteor shower or is it asteroid cyphestrea? Asteroid looks like that under whites. This picture is what it looks like under blues.
D568DF4C-6521-4B71-9D5D-F3C289DDDC75.jpeg


If it is in fact meteor shower(the blue and pinkish one), you can grow those under next to no light. I have mine on the gravel and partially shaded by a good sized frammer. The part that does get direct light gets about 75 par and it’s growing great.

put it under a bit of an overhang for a bit until it colors back up. Then slowly move it, but keep it under 100 par or less for now.
Thanks! It supposedly is a meteor shower, at least that's what I had ordered online. I will put it in a shadier area of the tank though and see if it colors up.
 

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