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Old 10-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Torch coral

So I have an aussie orange torch about 7-8 inchs below my 24" quad T5HO light. The tentacles are all turning white and losing there color. I have a frog spawn the same distance and it is fine, as well as two hammer corals lower in the tank and doing fine.

Is it possible that I am bleaching the torch? Again, it is 7-8inchs below 96w of T5s. Any other thoughts on what is going on?
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So I have an aussie orange torch about 7-8 inchs below my 24" quad T5HO light. The tentacles are all turning white and losing there color. I have a frog spawn the same distance and it is fine, as well as two hammer corals lower in the tank and doing fine.

Is it possible that I am bleaching the torch? Again, it is 7-8inchs below 96w of T5s. Any other thoughts on what is going on?
Try bringing it down and see what happens. My torch is about half way in my tank.



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Old 10-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Mine has been on my sand bed and about 15" from my 6 60" T5 HO lights and it's doing great. It's only been 2 weeks so I might be speaking too soon, but I agree with convict, might want to move it down. I've seen those Aussie orange torch corals at my LFS and they're quite unique and beautiful, but pricey! Wouldn't want a piece like that to die . Hope all goes well!
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:22 PM   #4
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I agree... Imo lps don't need as much light as some people may think. If I go over half way up in my tank with most lps I lose a lot of color and bleach some too.
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150$ for a single head, so yeah, don't want to lose it haha. I moved it down to the sand bed an will slowly move it up. I am using ATI bulbs that are brand new. 3 coral plus and 1 blue plus, also have 28watts of actinic high par LEDs. Bad pic, but It screams orange!
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150$ for a single head, so yeah, don't want to lose it haha. I moved it down to the sand bed an will slowly move it up. I am using ATI bulbs that are brand new. 3 coral plus and 1 blue plus, also have 28watts of actinic high par LEDs. Bad pic, but It screams orange!
Wow that's a pricey torch coral lol hope it starts thriving for you cause a large colony of that would be stunning (and a gold mine lmao)!
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My aussie pink hammer on the ground and bi-color hammer high up are doing great, guess the torch just isn't happy. I'll let you all know! Thanks! And yes, lol, gotta eventually make money back somehow.
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My aussie pink hammer on the ground and bi-color hammer high up are doing great, guess the torch just isn't happy. I'll let you all know! Thanks! And yes, lol, gotta eventually make money back somehow.
Wow!! Stunning!!
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Yeah my LFS had one w/ several heads each being $75, so a $300+ piece is a huge investment. Did you photo acclimate it or just put it in that spot?
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Try bringing it down and see what happens. My torch is about half way in my tank.



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all other corals looking healthy? No bleaching on any of the other ones?

May just be too high. Can you move it down for a week and see if it starts looking better?
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