Torches losing color

krak256

Community Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 23, 2019
Messages
79
Reaction score
17
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
I got these 2 torches back in January and they looked like this:
CE40098E-5F64-46EE-8D6C-B95715F63874.jpeg


Now a few months later they have darkened, most noticeably in the center:
8FB1E119-CEAF-4356-A23C-DBC43EEB79DF.jpeg


What caused the color loss? The previous owner kept them under 200 PAR while I am keeping them under ~330 PAR. Is that the reason?

Not sure if nutrients play a role but my nitrates are 2 while po4 is 0.06.

Thanks in advance.
 
www.dinkinsaquaticgardens.com

CaliDanhReef

Active Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Apr 16, 2020
Messages
410
Reaction score
122
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
San Jose
I got these 2 torches back in January and they looked like this:
CE40098E-5F64-46EE-8D6C-B95715F63874.jpeg


Now a few months later they have darkened, most noticeably in the center:
8FB1E119-CEAF-4356-A23C-DBC43EEB79DF.jpeg


What caused the color loss? The previous owner kept them under 200 PAR while I am keeping them under ~330 PAR. Is that the reason?

Not sure if nutrients play a role but my nitrates are 2 while po4 is 0.06.

Thanks in advance.
Try increasing nitrates 2 too low, I had em at 5-10
 

Dburr1014

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 8, 2016
Messages
3,259
Reaction score
2,689
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
CT
I got these 2 torches back in January and they looked like this:
CE40098E-5F64-46EE-8D6C-B95715F63874.jpeg


Now a few months later they have darkened, most noticeably in the center:
8FB1E119-CEAF-4356-A23C-DBC43EEB79DF.jpeg


What caused the color loss? The previous owner kept them under 200 PAR while I am keeping them under ~330 PAR. Is that the reason?

Not sure if nutrients play a role but my nitrates are 2 while po4 is 0.06.

Thanks in advance.
More zooxanthellae? Making them darker.
My best guess, seems right.
I'm sure you will get more replies.
 
Reef Chasers Aquaculture
Nutramar Foods
Cultivated Reef
Top