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Digis grow pretty quickly and like Mike said in spurts. Looks good though. As long as they are growing you must be doing something right. LOL. Later Ryan

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Digis grow like weeds!! They typically encrust in a week or less in my tank. Gotta love the digis!!

 

Looks like its gotten some nice color to it too. Good pics.

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Another question...

 

Looks like its gotten some nice color to it too. Good pics.

 

Thanks. Here's a follow-up question...

 

It has similar growth over the same period of time. Is this one 'bleached' or just 'lightening up'? Should I be concerned?

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That one to me looks like a dislike of the light it is recieving. Either too much or not enough. Did you move it since the first shot was taken?

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The first shot was taken a day after the frag was added to the tank. The frag wasn't moved between photos.

 

The frag is placed about 8 inches under the T5 lighting. Just an inch or two lower than the other digis.

 

I appreciate any advice.

 

Darren

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Personally, I think it looks good. I don't think it looks like bleaching. It could simply be the difference between an unhappy coral (because it moved) and finally getting adjusted to the new tank. We have had corals in the new tank that start out with very little polyp ext, or are really dark and within a week color up ot the original color when they are happier.....Just my 2 cents..

 

Ang

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Are you sure they are digi's? They almost look like birdsnests'. Sorry to go off topic. You should see something in the next month. I have had corals take as little as a week to show color improvment and up to 8weeks.

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I've moved them down... I'm curious how soon I'll see a difference or an improvement?

 

Sorry for all the newbie questions...

 

Probably a 7-10 days you should see something.

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Are you sure they are digi's? They almost look like birdsnests'. Sorry to go off topic. You should see something in the next month. I have had corals take as little as a week to show color improvment and up to 8weeks.

 

Looks like a green birdsnest to me too. The polyps are certainly bleached out.

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They were a couple of frags given to me in a trade. I was told they were digis- I had no reason to believe otherwise. I don't know what kind of light they were under originally- I'll try and find out. I didn't think my 156 watts of T5 could bleach them out.

 

I'm looking for a concensus- I've already moved them down... should I leave them or move them back up?:confused:

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I would leave them where you moved them for a couple of weeks unless they are stressing. Sometimes corals will change to a different color after adding them to your tank. I have several that have done that.

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I think you are doing everything alright. The lightness of the corals is very desirable thing, especially considering the polyp extension. Keep it up.

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Since they've been moved, there is no sign of stress. Color may be darkening- but its too soon to tell. My plan is to give it another week, takes some more comparative photos and post them for everyone's feedback.

 

Thanks

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Update

 

Gowth and polyp extension has still been great, even at the bottom of the tank. Here it is after 2 more weeks. It is darker. Today I moved it back up (where I actually want it) to see how it does.

 

What do you think?

 

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I had a colony of that in a shaded area low in my tank, and a frag up high. the colony was a darker green, the frag turned that flourescent color and lightened up. Look for it to darken up in 10 days or so.

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