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Roger Benson - 2012-12-29
I would not stir up bottom sediment my experience is that this can damage the flowers and it's downhill after some damage occurs. It's amazing the speed of response ( retraction) to any stimulus even the flow of water when feeding them. I lost one after about six months and have two beautiful ones now, one is pale green the other purple with yellow centres. As far as light is concerned I find they like a T5/halide combination and LED is too weak

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dave decarli - 2012-04-28
boy i have to tell you that was well said easy to understand. i have learned alot about this coral. thanks now i know what im in for when i get one.

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sergio bazain - 2012-07-21
Love the torch but haven't had good luck with mine -  it won't expand like in the lfs. When I bought it I've moved it a few times and nothing my water parameters are good all my other corals are doing good. Don't know what to do anymore need some help?

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  • David Brough - 2012-09-30
    How much light do you have and have you tried feeding it directly with mysis or other filter feeding organisms?
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Jonathan Peyton - 2012-08-26
Great Page ! What an in-dept description of our beautiful new coral. Thanks so much, especially for the crab info...for some reason two of my red leg hermits jumped on the frag the minute it went in...

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marc - 2011-11-23
Ok the favia wow,so many twists turns and they colors are unique,this coral under a 20k metal halide looks awesome,my favorite thing to watch is how the coral acts when you feed the tank. This coral actually smells the juices of the mysis shrimp or clams and it sends out really long sweeper tentacles to capture food,inside each maze circle is a mouth and it has no problem opening its mouth to intake what it catches in its tentacles. Don't place corals within 6 inches of it either due to the fact that them sweeper tentacles pack a potent sting. This coral grows very well on the sand.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Hi again. You have a lot of experience in this stuff. You make it sound so awesome. Glad to have you on board. I feel like I am there.
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marc - 2011-11-23
i wanted to comment on the torch coral. It is my favorite in the lsp class. I am currently growing a yellow tipped torch under 130 watts of power compact lighting. This coral is an amazing beautiful creature. My torch loves to be fed frozen mysis shrimp. It currently has 2 heads they are developing into 4 heads.previously i had a small torch under 250 watts of hqi metal halide. That coral became a basketball sized showpiece. I must add they can grow under moderate light,but metal halide will really make them thrive as far as color and super calcification.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-24
    Thank you for the information. Appreciate it and I know others do.
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best office chair - 2011-09-13
Very nice, I suggest admin can set up a forum, so that we can talk and communicate.
Nancy

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nick - 2008-03-01
I've had mine for about 3 months, although it was owned by my co-worker for a number of years. I love it, it is my prize coral, with a maroon body and neon green tips. If you're thinking of buying this coral it's a good addition, but placement in the tank can be tough. Just try to face it up so ALL the polyps get light, not just the biggest ones. And try to place it somewhere without TOO much flow, but it does need some flow. I recommend feeding it squid once a week, a little bit to each poyup head, and maybe zooplankton once a week, but not on the same day.

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Justin Dancing Hawk - 2011-08-14
I'm about to get one of these gorgeous corals next weekend @ the Fox Valley Reef Soc. meeting here in WI! I'm very happy to know that they are reputed as easy keepers! I just read on a forum where a guy got one & it was dead in 2 days! OMG he had to have handled it too roughly, or something! My 65G reef has an incredibly stable JAUBERT PLENUM system installed & I could not be happier with it! Filtration is handled by a MARINELAND 1800 / 475GPH pump & a 35 gal trash bin with sponge rubber & Poly fill for mechanical filtration & Activated Carbon in a DIY felt bag that I force the water through by plumbing the return line into it. I have plenty of live rock in my tank & at this point, I really could not hazard a guess as to the lbs of it! I'd certainly guess it's easily OVER 100! This is one of 4 tanks I'm building & use this technique on all of them! The plenum is approx. 7" deep total w/ about 1 1/2" space in the bottom & roughly 4" of course crushed coral above an egg crate / fiberglass screen plenum. I installed another layer of screen above that & finished with BLACK arogonite! It's stunning!

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    Mrs Jackson - 2011-04-02
    Hi. Unfortuately I am upset and hoping you can help with some advice. I have a 160 gallon salt water tank with a beautiful coral tongue that is dieing. Half of it has because white, what can I do to save it? I would really appreciate your help. thank you
    Mrs Jackson

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    • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-02
      Will you give us a little more information? Water temperature, lighting, bedding, what else is in the tank?
    • Clarice Brough - 2011-04-03
      Gosh, I hope you can save it... but turning white is not a good sign. That means it is loosing its zooxanthellae, its symbiotic marine algae.

      Unfortunately they are sometimes known to die unexpectedly, for no apparent reason. But they also can go downhill if not kept properly. They must be in the sand, not on the rocks, need a gentle current flowing across them, and must be fed daily. Check all these things, and I hope you can pull it out!
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