why is everything the same colour?

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    I mean, I picked up this awesome crocea, really great blue pattern....now two weeks later, it's solid purple. My blue mushrooms? Purple. Torch, purple. Everything in my tank turns purple or pink. I've changed bulbs, three brands now and everything stays purple or pink. They're all healthy, I'd just like them to stay how they looked when I bought them.
     
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    your fish store is probably running 20,000K metal halide bulbs to make the corals look the absolute best that they can look
     
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    yeah, but I mean I'm not running crap either, I am on t5, but 2 15k and 2 22k
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Thats the thing with corals,their going to look different under different lights.Its just the nature of the game.
     
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    lightcs4 Loving to learn

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    Hey, at least they are looking *brown*:shock:

    OK, I know .... that wasn't too helpful ...
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Browns better than white anyday.
     
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    and white is better then a skeleton
     
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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    could the lights have an effect on coraline too
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Light DOES have an effect on coralline.Not enough or the wrong spectrium and it wont grow,to much can bleach it.The same as corals.
     
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    jcegt87 Dude Dude DUDE!!!!!!

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    maybe shoulda been more specific lol does it effect the COLOR of the coraline
     
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    Yep,Light can and does effect the color of the coralline.The light determines the color,how dull,or how bright it is.
     
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