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Monti digi all hate me . And plates for tat matter two . Encrusting I have a little better luck. However there is a small peace of purple plating monti that is growing. It’s actually my favorite plateing montie so cool !
i bought a green digi that almost died and has brown out . But it’s recovering. I think my lights are to strong ( halides ) because acropora do ok for me.
 

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Monti digi all hate me . And plates for tat matter two . Encrusting I have a little better luck. However there is a small peace of purple plating monti that is growing. It’s actually my favorite plateing montie so cool !
i bought a green digi that almost died and has brown out . But it’s recovering. I think my lights are to strong ( halides ) because acropora do ok for me.
Montis can take quite a bit of light in my experience. What are your magnesium and potassium levels? If those are low montis tend not to do as well.
 

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I haven’t checked my magnesium in some time . ( 3-4 months ago) but I do monthly 25% water changes. Red Sea blue bucket salt mix . That parameters I check for are temp,alk,phosphate, nitrates. And SG . Lately I’ve been thinking of inorganic phosphate? Because of no skimmer. So I set a HOB skimmer, with a timer to 3 hours a day in one hour intervals. But all it did was kill all my macro algae. So it’s on 1 hour a day . Usually nutrients are spot on . Phosphate @.040 and nitrates @12-16 . I dose kalk through a doseing pump maintaining all @ 8.4 honestly I never check calcium.
the only time potassium has been checked is last summer during a icp test . Thx
 
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LEDs help with color pop , and low nutrients. High nutrient levels tend to make all sps into brownies .
I was thinking more of, which particular spectrums for LEDs. I was watching this vid: which talked about the effect of different spectrums, which was great except they did not really mention how to bring out green colors, and so I continued to ponder if there is any specific spectrum that'd help that, or if it was more just, well, good lights and low nutrients.
 
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Just got my first monti! I was told it wouldn't glow under my blues and that I needed to add a bunch of white to the mix, but...
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The left cap is my buddy's. It's not in my tank anymore. The purple in the back is the one I'm hoping really gets some pop, but I understand purples usually don't look super nice under blues.
 

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Picked up a setosa today

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Can anyone identify this?

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And is this a monti? The plug came with some shrooms that I moved elsewhere and I noticed some small red polyps, so I left it. As it has grown, the green has come out.

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