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Old 11-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #6
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I'm guessing it's mostly the tan gravel and the intensity + spectrum of light you are using. The colors may not pop as well under 6500k. Fish can and do adjust to their surroundings, if you have light gravel, they will lighten up. Your fish store may have had them under 10K, or maybe even a blue reef bulb, and the more light they put on them, the brighter the fish will appear.
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