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Old 08/08/2017, 01:08 AM   #1
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How many of you have this color

I recently bought a brown acro with blue tips. Not the most colorful but the cheapest. I don't keep many acros until i become more experienced in keeping them.
How many of you have this brownish coloration with an y pictures. I don't mean ones that are turning brown or dying but true brownish with colored tips.


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Old 08/08/2017, 11:42 PM   #2
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Maybe my question needs to be simplied. Anybody have any tanish colored acropora or milli perhaps?


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Old 08/08/2017, 11:53 PM   #3
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Pictures would help. Sounds like you might be describing a tricolor Acro similar to this one?




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Old 08/09/2017, 12:02 AM   #4
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Can't seem to post pics but it's not a tricolor.


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Old 08/09/2017, 04:14 PM   #5
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Brown with blue tips, like this frag?



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Old 08/09/2017, 04:52 PM   #6
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Really wish I could get photos on this site. It's hard to say if that's what it is but seems close. When I purchased this coral of course it had a picture of it and when I received it, it was the same. It's a tan coloration with two blue tips on the top. Now my phosphates have been running high lately so now the blue tips aren't really noticeable but still has the tan color all the way from the base. It's growing and all else seems ok. Hopefully I will get some of the blue tip color back and as I grows I will get a better idea of what it is.


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Old 08/09/2017, 05:27 PM   #7
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Without a pic, it's impossible to say.. so many corals will brown out for different reasons and keep bluish tips.
If yours lost the blue tips maybe your lighting isn't strong enough.


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Old 08/09/2017, 09:42 PM   #8
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Lol.....its not a browned out coral.


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Old 08/10/2017, 01:17 AM   #9
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Guess I'll leave this at that. Thanks for the replies


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Old 08/12/2017, 07:20 AM   #10
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Most coral collected for the hobby is not brown, the only one I can think of is a acropora Nana that has a brown or tan base with blue or purple tips. Most brown across will color up to a completely different color in time. It would be hard for you to be sure it's a brown coral if you just bought it and don't know what species it is and where it's from.


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Old 08/12/2017, 02:13 PM   #11
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This is not a brown acro. I know this because there are no brown acro's allowed in Canada. Just look at the the many great Canadian tanks on here, past and present, not a dull acro in the bunch. I think it's that special Canadian reefing water they all share, LOL. Seriously though, give it a little time and see what develops. It can take months for it to change.009 (2).jpg for example, this coral came in brown.


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Old 08/12/2017, 07:07 PM   #12
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Guess I'll leave this at that. Thanks for the replies
I must admit, its nearly impossible to help you if you cant help yourself. Please do a google search on how to upload a picture to a sharing website. You dont upload pics here, you just link to them. There are MANY MANY free sites you can post pictures on for this purpose, probably the most common these days being IMGUR.

Post pics, and you will get a plethora of responses....but you cant expect us to look into a crystal ball


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Old 08/13/2017, 02:14 AM   #13
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This kind of response who needs your help. Grow up!


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Old 08/13/2017, 03:24 AM   #14
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This kind of response who needs your help. Grow up!


That was a reasonable response and put rather pleasantly. I think the only one that needs to grow up is you


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Old 08/13/2017, 07:46 AM   #15
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This kind of response who needs your help. Grow up!
I thought Canadians were friendly!


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