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Old 08-09-2012, 02:22 PM   #11
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I've had two torches go bad on me over the last 2 years. Not exactly sure what happens but they seem to just go to a bad condition almost overnight.

How about the flow? It needs some but not enough that it blows around too much. Have you moved this coral at all recently?
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Could be the brown jelly disease. Torches are always hit with this disease. I`ll have to add a link I have at home when I get home.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:19 PM   #13
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I had it in a rock where the fishes and crabs won't tip it and it turned like it is now but I moved it from there back to the original place and it looks happy now it came out a little more, of I have an algae issue how can I resolve it
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #14
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First is to find the source which more then likely is feeding.. you can begin by rinsing your frozen foods with Ro/Di water to rid them of all the unwanted juices. Also you really don't need to feed more then once every 2-3 days for most fish. As for getting rid of it the best way would be water changes and a reactor.
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First is to find the source which more then likely is feeding.. you can begin by rinsing your frozen foods with Ro/Di water to rid them of all the unwanted juices. Also you really don't need to feed more then once every 2-3 days for most fish. As for getting rid of it the best way would be water changes and a reactor.
Agreed, another option instead of a reactor is to run GFO and carbon in a filter but the reactor does a much better job. Also if your having problems with it getting knocked down pick up some epoxy to glue it in place. There is actually a putty style out there that I used and it works well. You can even get it in purple to match coralline but only mix up enough for mounting one coral at a time as it hardens fast and it will harden under water too.
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Would be interested to know what your phosphates are. Hight phosphates will inhibit calcification.

Looks dead or almost there, not seeing much but skeleton.

Also as stated Brown Jelly disease plagues many LPS corals, hammer and torched are probably most commonly affected and is usually the result of flesh damage during transport or handling. The disease looks just like it sounds, will look like a brown jelly substance on the coral. Usually its advised to frag off the infected head/heads. Not saying thats what happened but just a possibility thats been brought up.

Whats your lighting? Torches really prefer stong lighting. Also all other water parameters would help determine whats goin on.
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It terms of placement what do they like I have metal halides 250w x2 5" above water and tank is 30" deep
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It terms of placement what do they like I have metal halides 250w x2 5" above water and tank is 30" deep
Probably would do fine on sand bed with 2x 250's
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Probably would do fine on sand bed with 2x 250's
Oh [moderator edit] so like
To 50% I'd to high prolly
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Probably would do fine on sand bed with 2x 250's
+1 MH is very powerful. You could probably get away with sps in the bottom 1/3 with that lighting
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