Pink Lemonade

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  1. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Well-Known Member

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    This is my favorite coral in my tank, grew it from 1” frag, took about 18 months to reach this size.
    Pls provide input if the color is good for a Pink Lemonade

    My parameter: Alk 9.0; Ca 400; pH 8.3; Nitrate and Phosphate close to 0. I am always worry that my Nitrate and PO4 are too low but I have algae growth on the glass that I clean every couple days so may not be too low. I use salifert to test and my sps corals growth are mostly fine except several pieces STN for no reasons

    thanks

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  2. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member Partner Member 2018

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    Love this acropora, they show fantastic pe and great growth, with nice coloration.

    I got my colony from Battlecorals, and can not wait to get another.

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    I have one that grew from a tiny piece about 18 months ago. Dragging a couple pieces now. Love it
     
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    I got this frag from battle corals and it just started growing well for me. ( had it a year lol) is this pink lemonade? It's that yellow color like yours with pink tips

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    It doesn't look like pink lemonade to me, but I might be wrong. Hard to tell from the picture.
     
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    Caseyoidae Well-Known Member Catskill Reef Member Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Ya I tried for about 10 minutes to get a better one. Here's another, it's more pink than purple as seen . Didn't mean to hijack but you guys seemed like the right group to ask lol, thanks

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    That certainly looks very healthy,nice job...........it's hard to tell from the quality of the pic if the colors are good.

    This is one of the few corals that actually is yellow. added to the pink polyps, hence the popular name.

    If your coral has this type of yellow and light pink polyps than your colors look good. I don't have the great polyp extension you do to really show off the pink polyps.

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    Mine is nowhere near this level of color or PE, what sort of light/flow is this in and what all do you dose?
     
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    This is my pink lemonade after close to 2 years. Started with a very, very tiny piece. Somewhat green/yellow color with pink polyps.[​IMG]
     
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    It's hard to gauge the color from the pic, but the polyp extension is great. Here is a picture of mine. Sometimes it is yellow and sometimes there is a hint of green in the yellow.

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    Very nice piece
     
  12. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Well-Known Member

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    I use Radion LED, my pink polyp is light pink, the yellow body has greenish tinr
     
  13. Kainic

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    Nowhere near your amazing colonies, but color is coming on my frag and it looks really promising.

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    It's near the top and centered directly under may bank of T5 bulbs.

    I only dose for alk and calcium.
     
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    They grow really fast once they are settled in. You will have a colony in not time.
     
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