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Old 10-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Torch coral help?

Today I just bought a small torch coral. I don't know to much about them. I have good water params, a power head and reef sun 50/50 lights. Help and advice and info would be appreciated.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:21 AM   #2
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What exactly are your water parameters? Also, is this the reef sun t8 bulb?

For parameters you are looking for Nitrates to be less than 10, phosphate to be less than .1, calcium to be around 420, and Alkalinity to be at 8 - 9

If you don't get stronger than t8 lighting the torch will very likely just die. I would also like to add that some research before buying things for your tank is a good idea.

Some good sites for information on fish and corals:
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Yes it's the t8 bulbs. So far every other coral in my tank has been happy and surviving. My nitrates are at 3 no phosphates, and my calcium is at 424. I don't have an alkalinity test kit. I hope my torch doesn't die thx for the links
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what other corals do you have and how long have you had them?
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Candy cane coral for about 4 months. Mushrooms and xenia for about a month. And I bought the zoanthids the same time as the torch.
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What ive seen with mine is that they like LOW flow and to be lower in the tank
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