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    oregen tort question

    is this an oregon tort? I bought it as such but is has way more green than the picture shows at its main stem and is much lighter all around than this pic. I have a cali fort that is a light purple but this frag is way more blue/turquoise in color. 20131230_113436.jpg

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    Very pretty addition!

    There are a few blue/purple colored Tortuosa varieties including Bennett, Cali, ORA, and Oregon. My understanding is the Oregon Tort has no green coloration.
    In my experience the Oregon Tort has been a VERY slow grower.

    Here is a thread if you feel like reading up: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...1477253&page=2

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    I received a very generous frag of Cali Tort from @colaaddict a long while back. It's mounted on a vertical face so a lot of it is shadowed. It definitely has green in the base but the blue on it ranges from aqua where it is blasted to a deep purple where it is in shadow. It's one of my favorite SPS but my understanding is also that the oregon tort has no green at all.

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    Kinda looks like my miyagi tort

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    Looks a lot like mine, too.

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    i have thought it might me a Cali or Miyagi tort. either way i like it alot

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    it has since lost the tourpuois color. is that due to a lack of light or what?

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    Unfortunately that is a tough question. Color seems to be dependent on many variables. Acropora seem to do best in mature tanks but even then, frags of the same colony will differ in color and shape from tank to tank. I think the stability of water parameters, photo period, flow, bacteria populations, and available nutrients have a lot to do with it. In my experience, if a coral is brown or dull it needs stronger light and if it is pale it is either nutrient deprived or light shocked. Acropora will loose or change color when added to a tank but in a few months (or sooner) after they acclimate and are happy, they will color up. Turquoise seems to be the easiest color to loose and the hardest to get to come back.

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    thanks Jeff. I guess it just makes it more fun trying to get all the aspects correct to the color you want.

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    Acros tend to turn green when not getting enough PAR. Borrow a PAR meter


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