Help with monti

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I bought this monti a few weeks ago. It wasn't super colorful but it did have light shade of reddish purple some grean and kind of gold around the rim. It has a bunch of small polyp out but the color is gone. I'm wondering if it is too little light or maybe too much tho I doubt the later. It's under gen 4 xr15 radions but I have them pretty low as I'm acclimating some other coral. Just wondering should I crank up the light it is under? Its kind of brown which I think means too much light but yet it's almost white in areas like bleaching which is too much light from my understanding. Just a little confused as to what I should do for it. There is plenty of flow so nothing settles on it.

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Blow gently with a turkey baster. It appears to have a film of diatoms or similar on it which may notate a flow issue in your tank
Light is also a factor as it allows the coral to produce zooxanthelle which gives it its color
 
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A bit of powdery substance came off and I was able to redirect my return outlet so it is now pushing water almost directly on the monti . I'll begin cranking the lights up over the next week or so. Thanks for the input.
 
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Alk 8.1 cal 430 pH 8.3 (tested in the evening is ussualy 8ish in the am) sg 1.025 nitrates around 15. I don't normally test mag or phos unless everything is looking bad. It really was looking bad so I moved it to my sump chamber that kinda serves as a coral hospital. Have a small power head right on it and a black box light that everything seems to thrive under that I place there. Playing the waiting game now.
 
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