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    digi losing color

    I have a forest fire digi in my tank that has been losing color over the last couple of weeks as well as having less polyp extension. It has been in the tank for a couple of months now and is still growing fine, just getting pale. I have other sps in the tank that are doing great, like a green stag and a yellow tenius and they both have fantastic color and pe. The tank is a 40B, temp is 78, no ammonia, nitrites, or nitrate. SG is 1.025, ph is 8.2. Ca is 470, alk is 11.2 and mag is 1480. I know the cal and alk are high, but haven't really fluctuated in the months Ive had the digi. My lights are a chinese led. about 19" from the highest tip of the digi. I have a screen over the tank to dim the light a bit as I had an ORA blue Voodoo bleach out from too much light. You guys have any ideas? Should I try more light?
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    I would say it is either too close to the lights or you have high phosphates.
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1359673568.770371.jpgI'll have to get a PO4 test kit to check my phosphates. The picture shows how far it is from the light. The digi is behind the clam.

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    Try moving it out to the sides of the tank so it is not directly under the light and see if that helps.
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    I was thinking about doing that. Think it will do ok with less flow? The sides don't get nearly the amount that the middle does

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    I think so. Let the coral tell you what is going on ;-)
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    Thanks Murf. I've moved him and we'll see how he does. I heck my phosphates and they read at 0 but the cheato in the sump and one rock I have that has a lot of hair algae on it may be sucking it upright now

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