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  1. LPS Coral Forum
    Hi, My torch coral is in trouble. I lost one head completely a few weeks back - just disappeared until only skeleton was left. I cut that head off and now I have one head that is not extending as far as the other two and is much lighter in color? Tank/Water parameters are : 250 Liter's...
  2. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone! My questions, in a nutshell, are: Do Gorilla crabs eat LPS coral polyps, notably Torch coral? If not, what pest crabs do that can also hitchhike on live rock? What is the best way to catch a (Gorilla?) crab? Or is it easier to, say, harpoon it with a sharp instrument? I'm quite...
  3. LPS Coral Forum
    Hey guys Story is a bit long so be patient with me please :D I have a torch coral that has been in my tank for about a month now, first week when I bought it I put it on the sand bed and it was opening very nice even much better than what I saw in LFS. Then I decided to move it on a rock that I...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    It seems there was a hole in the base of this torch coral and inside this hole is this tentacle coming out. Pardon my ignorance but what exactly is this thing and it seems like it ate or damaged part of my torch coral already. Ive attached pics but again they are upside down...my apologies
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Wanted to see if I can get some advice from the collective brain power here. I've had these two corals in my tank for about a month now. Both seem "ok" but aren't active. By that I mean the #1 torch picture doesn't really expand. The #2 torch I haven't seen it's sweepers out for weeks. Neither...
  6. LPS Coral Forum
    I can not raise torch coral.. I'm getting ready to upgrade my lights in my biocube 29 and hopefully that does the trick. I have a hammer coral that does great but I have went through a frogspawn and a green metallic torch without success and all my parameters are fine.. Any other suggestions??
  7. LPS Coral Forum
    Hello everyone. I am wondering if I should be concerned with my torch coral's branches and tentacles being different shades. As you see in the image, the few on the right are darker than the rest. Thanks in advance for input!
  8. LPS Coral Forum
    I will be picking up this beauty Saturday and welcome any tip or advice on placement or feeding TY
  9. LPS Coral Forum
    I had this in the tank one day, opened looking great, next day looks like this and my peppermint shrimp picking at it. Since then the hermits have been all over and have knocked it down. IS this defense mode or has it been eaten?
  10. "Soft" corals
    Hey all, I have a unique issue I'm dealing with here. I got my corals two weeks ago, and all of them are doing very well, except for my Australian Purple Torch. It still looks healthy per say (it's not shriveled, no goop on it, etc.) but the coral is staying pretty much retracted. My GSP...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    72gl bowfront T5 lights, water parameters pretty consistent going on 12 years. I have a galaxea that i have fragged over the last 10+ years to 14 frags in all different areas of the tank. About 2wks ago ALL of them started to recede and now they are turning white and i can barely see their...
  12. LPS Coral Forum
    Hello everyone, I'm new here. About a week ago I bought a torch coral and at the store it looked great with its tentacles fully extended. I acclimated it for about 40 minuted using a pipette. Ever since I've put it in my aquarium it's been looking shriveled up and it appears to be getting...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I had one of my torches die overnight the other day, was nothing but the white ridges left, I'm not sure if it was because the lighting was too strong on my Razor LED's but have now configured the setting to a more appropriate level after finding out that the presets can be too strong. Anyways...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Things about my tank. I have a 90 Gallon aquarium with a DIY LED fixture with about 300W of lighting. I have mostly LPS, some softies, and very little SPS. Everything was doing fine about 1.5 months ago... so guess what I did? I slowly ramped up the lights on my LEDs about 10% slowly over two...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    :mermaid:I removed my torch coral from the rock in my old tank to transfer it to my new one. And when i did a lot of the tips seemed to fall off and were floating around the tank. IS THIS NORMAL? :goldfish: :fish: :goldfish:
  16. LPS Coral Forum
    Wow one week it looks great the next complete crap and I not remember what my lfs said the number where exactly but my ph was .3 off from there water
  17. LPS Coral Forum
    One of the two torch heads closed and on one spot it's tissue looks damage and may be discharging a brown slime.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I have always read that all Euphyllia get along and wont sting each other. My new green torch with orange and purple tips came un glued and fell into my frogspawn. It now looks like this. I guess they can kill each other
  19. LPS Coral Forum
    I think I may have a concern here ... a valid concern .. or maybe not. It's 7:45 pm here in Australia and the light is still on .... but torch has retracted its tentacles.. it is not as long as it used to be today in the arvo (with the sunshine + light). It has extended its long polyps in...
  20. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    For months now I've been watching what appears to be some type of tube worm living inside my torch coral. It looks like a small white opening in the center, and has 1 (now 2?) long white spindly fan that it claws the water column with. What is it? Is it harmful?
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