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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 29 Jun 2011 18:53

Anyone any input on this one cause its doing my head in at this stage.....
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby Nige on 29 Jun 2011 19:19

paulie975 wrote:Anyone any input on this one cause its doing my head in at this stage.....


It'll probably take a while to adjust to the new light, have they shown any improvement at all since installing the new unit?
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 29 Jun 2011 19:24

Not really Nige, maybe a tiny bit but the polyps are only out a few millimeters which is very frustrating as u can imagine. One of the heads looks like its had it and another one maybe following it, you can make it out in the picture i posted yesterday (2 middle heads)
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 03 Jul 2011 15:37

OK so i noticed loads of these white slug/worm things all over the torch corals polyps which is why it may not be opening. they are these things which i asked for ID in a previous post:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11125

Is there any way i can remove all of them without having to physically pick them off one by one because there is a good few of them on most of the heads, im thinking along the line of an RO dip or something simular but unsure how to do one...???
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby Nige on 03 Jul 2011 16:14

paulie975 wrote:OK so i noticed loads of these white slug/worm things all over the torch corals polyps which is why it may not be opening. they are these things which i asked for ID in a previous post:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11125

Is there any way i can remove all of them without having to physically pick them off one by one because there is a good few of them on most of the heads, im thinking along the line of an RO dip or something simular but unsure how to do one...???


Might be a good idea alright or you could get some of that CoralRX stuff, I'd usually dip all my new SPS corals before putting them into my tank.
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 03 Jul 2011 16:55

Hey Nige, I wont be able to get near the LFS till next weekend so what would be the procedure for dipping them in RO water if u dont mind explaining please..? Aslo would a six line wrasse eat them flat worm things?
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 03 Jul 2011 17:45

I went ahead and dipped them in RO water for 30 seconds and about 30-40 flatworm bas***ds came off. That was definitely the reason they were retracted. Im just raging i didnt do this weeks ago when it started!!! Im nearly sure two of the heads are dead and who knows if the rest of the heads will recover...!!!

Think im gonna have to dose the tank with Flatworm Exit to kill whatevers still in there. Anyone use this stuff before??
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby Nige on 03 Jul 2011 18:00

paulie975 wrote:I went ahead and dipped them in RO water for 30 seconds and about 30-40 flatworm bas***ds came off. That was definitely the reason they were retracted. Im just raging i didnt do this weeks ago when it started!!! Im nearly sure two of the heads are dead and who knows if the rest of the heads will recover...!!!

Think im gonna have to dose the tank with Flatworm Exit to kill whatevers still in there. Anyone use this stuff before??


Are you sure those are flatworms? I thought they looked exactly like Nudi branches. Did you have a sniff of the coral? Did it smell dead?

Oh and I wouldn't put a six line in your tank they're evil bastards :twisted:
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 03 Jul 2011 18:09

I didnt smell it but two of the heads are just completely empty so im assuming those are dead. I think they're flatworm they look exactly this these:

http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http ... 80&bih=709

How bad are the sixlines? Ive read mixed reviews on them?
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby Nige on 03 Jul 2011 18:32

paulie975 wrote:How bad are the sixlines? Ive read mixed reviews on them?


Spawned from Satan! :lol:
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 03 Jul 2011 18:44

Hahaha :lol:
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby paulie975 on 04 Jul 2011 21:03

Well the heads havnt opened back up at all since i RO dipped it yesterday. Is this normal or have i made it worse?? If it doesnt open soon its going in the bin, sick waiting for it to open up!!!
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby buachailldocha on 09 Jul 2011 18:18

Think you might have hit the nail on the head in your first post. The head that died was probably damaged by too much direct flow from the Koralia. The base of the fleshy part tears and the rest of the head dies quickly. This happened to me twice with torch corals. They do not like powerheads being aimed at them for any length of time. Good indirect flow is what they enjoy most. I have increased the flow in the tank and have had to move one of the torch corals. It is responding well. If your parameters are correct I would just wait. Make sure you have enough indirect flow. How many powerheads do you have on the tank? Hope this helps. Denis
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby buachailldocha on 09 Jul 2011 18:23

Sorry, did not see the later posts. Ignore my last post and best of luck saving the coral. Denis
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Re: Torch Coral

Postby billy ocean on 12 Jul 2011 17:15

It may take up to 6 months for a coral to come back to its best after suffering any sort of light deficiency .
It dose look a bit washed out look but should come back

Paul

ps great set of lights this will certainly improve the look and live stock in the tank.

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