Hey, Acro Heads here's a head scratcher

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  1. saltyfilmfolks

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    yea yea yea , in low , the bra is stinging it , it's brown , bla bla bla

    It's supposed to be a Miami orchid. Brown with light brownish lavender pinkntips. I got those. Its a brown coral. Was cheap, one of my training acros. It. has completely taken off and tabled despite my abuse.

    Here's the head scratcher. I moved it recently to this spot , it growing well and is annoying to my clown fish. Perfect.

    Here's the thing , some of the new growth is .... in the shade.

    The long tips under the main colony are all new growth.
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    If you are using LED lighting and have multiple LEDs or at least T5 supplements it’s probably getting enough light to be growing.
     
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    Agreed , but it is directly under the light in complete shadow from thencoral above. It is also a few inches from the glass.
    I have a stylo on the other side that is lightly shaded by its own growth and losing polyps at the base. It's brighter there.
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    Are you saying water soaks into a grit on your stove faster than anyplace else on earth? :p
     
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    Hahahaha.

    Trying to figure out why is growing in light barely enough for a shroom and not enough for bubble alge
     
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    My guess is light reflection is getting to that spot.
     
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    It would have to be yea. But it's still the darkest part of the tank. And it's growing like a weed. It's faster the the colony on top. And I forgot to Mention. It's 3in from the bottom of the tank.
     
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    All I see are the water streaks coming down the glass... hahaha
     
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    Got a par meter? The eye is terrible at it. Might be more par than you think!
     
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    Those are tears.
     
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    Haha... salty tears... ;)
     
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    Oh I'm aware it could be 300 in the light and some in the the shade but...

    It's going tonnena trick getting a sensor down there. Still we gotta be talking about 100 par or less.
     
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    No, "Saltys" tears.
    :p
     
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    What about nutrients in the water? Maybe it's getting just enough "nutrition" for the zoox and the elements building the skeleton causing a fast growth rate to reach more light? It looks to be a different growth pattern as well. Just an idea?
     
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    Do you cry at 35ppt?
     
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    Every time.
     
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    Would I be wrong in assuming that the new growth in this situation would likely be a different color?
     
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    The puns are killing me
     
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    It's a bit darker.
     
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    Which should indicate a higher density of Zoox, which would make perfect sense. :) I think.
     
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