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    Fading Zoo's

    they keep multipling, but the color fasdes on some heads.

    What are the requirements for food and supplements?


    What would get the color to brighen up?

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    How much light do you have them under? Where are they at in the tank? Those may have affects as well as an iodine supplement.
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    water quality lighting and good flow. Good water changes adding iodine and trace elements will help out.

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    they are under (2) 250watt Reeflux 10k

    Some are at the bottom and some are in the middle and some are near the top. The ones middle/top are the ones fading the worst. The others are not just as bright, since i moved them around, but the new ones are doing the worst. they are not loosing size just color.

    I do 10% water changes weekly and have mag 9 powering a 90 gallon with (2) seio 1100 at each end.

    I do not add anything except for purple up every couple of days.

    What supplements should i be looking at?

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    Iodine
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    With the water changes that you are doing along with the addition of purple up (which is adding iodine), I would think iodine is not an issue here. IMO I would test to see where you are at before any additions.
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    what should i test for

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    At minimum, you should test for

    Amonia,
    Nitrate
    Nitrite
    PH
    Phosphate
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    i do test for all the above except phosphates
    all are in good numbers except for nitrates, for when i mess with the sand of refugium i stir up the water and the nitrates jump to around 10ppm for a couple of days.

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    What salt brand are you using?
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