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My semi-new (2 month old) pavona cactus doesn't look good! Is this algae growing on it? It's low in tank (but high light) and has direct flow with random wave Red Sea Reef Wave 45.

Should I scrub algae off with tooth brush and move higher? Maybe stronger flow?

Tank parameters below.

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Salinity 1.025
Temp 76.9
ph 8.15
Alk 8.3
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 2.5
Phosphate 0
Calcium 465
Mag 1360
 

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Smooth skin pavona(mine happens to be an ORA mint chip pavona), I have one too along with a hairy pavona like the poster above me mentioned.

Hard to tell in the mostly blue pic to be honest. Can you get pic in whiter lighting?
 
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Smooth skin pavona(mine happens to be an ORA mint chip pavona), I have one too along with a hairy pavona like the poster above me mentioned.

Hard to tell in the mostly blue pic to be honest. Can you get pic in whiter lighting?

I run two AI Prime 16s. I downloaded a preset from their website. Should I crank something up?

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Potato chip.like high to med.light and.flow.
Move.it.up
.turn.some.flow.up.

Check salinity and alk. Thanks
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I would have to agree with this for the most part. Mine prefers high light and moderate flow. They do not have "polyps" so they rely on the flow to blow detritus off them.
 

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I run two AI Prime 16s. I downloaded a preset from their website. Should I crank something up?

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if you're looking to just take a pic, on the home screen select LIGHTS ON and then select a time from the drop down (1 min will work for a quick pic) then it'll automatically fall back to the schedule.
 
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if you're looking to just take a pic, on the home screen select LIGHTS ON and then select a time from the drop down (1 min will work for a quick pic) then it'll automatically fall back to the schedule.


Odd, did what you said and the image is still somewhat blue. You can still see the algae on the coral... hopefully he fights back a bit with more flow and light?

I moved him as high as he'll go and in front of my reef wave. The reef wave is vertical as it seems almost TOO powerful at the top of the tank. iPhone 11.

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