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so i have noticed a small issue with some of my zoanthid/paly. I believe they are kind of fading in colour. Here is a picture of my Sunny Delight zoanthid from when i got it and one from now. The zoa is doing great and not stretching and is matting really nicely. It has also grown 2 heads since i've got it. It is currently growning 2 more heads at the same time so i think its pretty healthy.

Lighting is 3x 3UP LED and 2 UV LED - Royal blue running at 45%(ish) and Natural White and Ultra violet at 25%(ish)
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I have begin to add Aquavitro Fuel last week. 1/2 the recommended dose every week. i also spot feed the zoanthid/paly reef roids or cyclopeeze.
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I would say they are just settling in to the tank. Maybe when they split it takes nutrients to accomplish and hence the colour loss. I'm just guessing here. Growing things need food. But the zoo algae should be plenty to keep them fed I would think.

I would keep an eye on them and if they start to bleach move up or down In light. Try dif position in tank slowly and see if that works. I put my colony half way up the tank from bottom and they had a huge growth spurt.

I also notice more blue on the frag plug in the first picture and the blue will help to make colours pop. When I just have blue my corals look almost fake the colours are mind blowing and borderline acid trip.

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Sunny D is a paly that requires a ton of light.

We noticed better coloration when moved to our SPS system that has more light.

You can usually gauge it by looking at the polyps. If they are really extending upwards, you know they are not getting enough light.
 

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The frag is in the same position since I got it. And the blue that you see is from my old lighting which was just a royal blue + blue + natural white + cool white. Which gave it a bit of spot lighting. I only had that light for around 1 week since I was waiting for my 3up cree lights to come in.

They dont seem to need more light since they are matting pretty well but ill keep an eye on them.
 
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