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Mickandgail
06/30/2012, 12:12 PM
Hi all, I'm new to this and just wanted to ask some advice. I have had my 94 litre marine tank up and running for around 3 months and today purchased a Torch coral.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/e028c47d.jpg

Just a couple of questions does it look happy (I think it does just want some reassurance) and I have done some research and wanted to know how often to feed the coral and with what.

At the moment I don't have any fish in and have 2 red mushrooms and a groupvof zoa's. I'm currently not feeding them

All my water is at the correct levels so just wanted some advice.

Thanks guys

dmh41532
06/30/2012, 07:05 PM
I think it looks fine. be aware this is an aggressive coral. weekly feedings of brine shrimp can be offered. you seem to have a nice tank, and you're taking things slow which is a good thing.

good luck

droth335
07/01/2012, 06:02 AM
^ Agree. It looks good and they do have quite a reach to sting its neighbors. Nice looking coral.

Psirex
07/01/2012, 09:51 AM
+1 ^^ only thing i would suggest is to get it off the sand bed to allow full extension of all the tentacles...

wildman926
07/01/2012, 10:36 AM
Just to help you out so others can just see the pic without clicking the link. As others said, it needs to be off the sandbed -

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/e028c47d.jpg

Mickandgail
07/01/2012, 02:08 PM
Thanks guys have now moved it off the sand bed as advised :)

Mickandgail
07/03/2012, 10:43 AM
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/fd108cd8.jpg

This is after 4 days have tried moving it around but it prefers it down on the sand bed.

I also purchased a organ coral which seems to be doing well

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/38028f9e.jpg

Psirex
07/03/2012, 10:51 AM
If its happy on the sand bed you might want to mount it to a rock of some sort. It will give it stability and keep it upright. JMO

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Mickandgail
07/05/2012, 09:03 AM
My even happier torch moved it by about 2 inch's fussy thing

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/4a431d38.jpg

Psirex
07/05/2012, 09:12 AM
Nice

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frankyrivera
07/06/2012, 05:32 AM
So do torches not like the sand?

Mickandgail
07/06/2012, 06:23 AM
Seems to have really expanded today

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/ac57516d.jpg

Psirex
07/06/2012, 09:41 AM
So do torches not like the sand?

Sand irritates everything, in my brief reefing experience has taught me that... Their tentacles won't fully expand against sand.

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Psirex
07/06/2012, 09:43 AM
Seems to have really expanded today

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/mickandgail/Marine%20tank/ac57516d.jpg

Yep it looks really happy

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reefer999
07/06/2012, 04:03 PM
^+1 looks really happy