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Old 03-10-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Torch coral

My daughter asked to go to the LFS today, and I didnt want to buy anything. I talked to the guy working there who has been great at giving me good advice, and the right corals for my tank. I told him I didn't want to buy anything, but he told me he'd sell me a torch coral for $10 (for a single head). I couldn't say no.


Does anyone have any advice on this? I started it low in my tank with moderate to high flow. How long will it take this coral to relax, and spreads it's wings?
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I keep mine mid to low in tank with moderate water flow. Keep it away from all other corals. I feed mine once a week with brine shrimp. Good luck.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Torches like medium to low flow and mid to bottom placement. I'd move it somewhere a bit calmer. Once it's in a good spot, it should come out and spread nicely.
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Do they need high light? Do I have to feed it?
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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They need moderate light. (mid to bottom placement of tank) They don't need to be fed. Corals are photosynthetic like plants. They get most of their energy from light. The rest of it is absorbed from the water column. Feeding corals and anemones can stress them out if the size of the food they are given is too big. I'd reccomend to not feed and let it do its thing.
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See in my pic -- lower lefthand side of the tank

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I have a 29 gal tank with 2 inches of sand, and 45lbs of live rock. For lights i have a coralife 30 inch with 2 t5 one actnic 31 w and 1 daylight 10000k

Is that enough light to keep it at the bottom or should place it next to the lamp lol.

I have ha great luck with soft corals using this light. I just don't know about the torch.
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See in my pic -- lower lefthand side of the tank

Beautiful tank there Shelby! Very nice.
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I have a 29 gal tank with 2 inches of sand, and 45lbs of live rock. For lights i have a coralife 30 inch with 2 t5 one actnic 31 w and 1 daylight 10000k

Is that enough light to keep it at the bottom or should place it next to the lamp lol.

I have ha great luck with soft corals using this light. I just don't know about the torch.
I think a 2 bulb T5 is pretty low on light. I'd move the torch higher.
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The lighting has been great for what I want to do as far as keeping this a softies reef tank.

Is there a way to add lighting to this without spending to much. I.E. retro a MH next to it?
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