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Old 11/05/2007, 02:25 AM   #51
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Wow BC, that tank is awsome! Really like the tonga and how you've laid it out. Great!


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Old 11/05/2007, 09:44 AM   #52
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Old 11/05/2007, 10:22 AM   #53
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Looks hot!!
What's that first coral on your last post?


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Old 11/05/2007, 10:36 AM   #54
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Looks hot!!
What's that first coral on your last post?
Elegance Coral


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Old 11/05/2007, 11:09 AM   #55
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Elegance Coral
right--I decided to finally try one out

the other I am not sure of --said it was an Acan??:


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Old 11/05/2007, 05:40 PM   #56
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Old 11/06/2007, 08:19 AM   #57
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nice looking torch and hammer corals.
watch how far the torch can extend esp at night--or you might have a range war on your hands


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Old 11/06/2007, 08:19 AM   #58
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right--I decided to finally try one out

the other I am not sure of --said it was an Acan??:
someone on another thread added ---its an arcn Lord


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Old 11/06/2007, 06:03 PM   #59
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yeah, i've been watching very closely. i've heard reports that torch and hammer won't fight it out but i'm skeptical. colors are way off in those pictures though.


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Old 11/07/2007, 03:03 AM   #60
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Great pics guys, keep 'em coming!


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Old 11/07/2007, 07:28 AM   #61
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yeah, i've been watching very closely. i've heard reports that torch and hammer won't fight it out but i'm skeptical. colors are way off in those pictures though.
those reports are not accurate----torch and or hammer will sting anything they can get near enough to.

notice the lower edge of the green pagoda coral---the torch has been working on that edge------before I directed the flow at it from the left so it couldn't touch.
The zoos on the left are being stung by the hammer below.




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Old 11/07/2007, 07:44 AM   #62
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Great pics guys, keep 'em coming!
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Old 11/07/2007, 12:30 PM   #63
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I'm with the Capn on this one. In the middle of this pic you can see the torch under the xenia. Since this picture was taken the Xenia has moved all the way to the tip of the rock to avoid being stung.
On the left you can see muy anchor and some blue shrooms next to it. Although it doesn't look like it, they are about 6 inches apart and the srhooms still get stung once in a while.

The anchor and torch are my most aggresive corals to date. The only other thing that's doing a lot of stinging in my tank is the apstia infestation I've been working on.
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Old 11/07/2007, 12:44 PM   #64
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good looking torch coral--pezcubano---sorry to hear about the apstia infestation---good luck with it.

what are you doing to fight it?


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Old 11/07/2007, 12:51 PM   #65
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Yeah, the torch is a beautiful white torch. I couldn't pass it up at the lfs. I've got it in a high flow spot with flow coming from various directions, so its pretty happy .

In so far as the apstia, I've been reading numerous threads on it and I prefer a natural solution to chemicals (peppermint shrimp maybe). Otherwise I think I'm going to buy a syringe and some Joe's juice and just start hitting them up one by one. Yesterday they did a number on my red mushrooms and it pretty much pushed me over the edge.


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Old 11/07/2007, 12:57 PM   #66
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Yeah, the torch is a beautiful white torch. I couldn't pass it up at the lfs. I've got it in a high flow spot with flow coming from various directions, so its pretty happy .

In so far as the apstia, I've been reading numerous threads on it and I prefer a natural solution to chemicals (peppermint shrimp maybe). Otherwise I think I'm going to buy a syringe and some Joe's juice and just start hitting them up one by one. Yesterday they did a number on my red mushrooms and it pretty much pushed me over the edge.
I've heard also that Joe's juice is great--and also good a getting rid of aptasia.

I toyed with cyano for a long time--trying all non chemical methods--then when it decided to advance up the rock towards my coral----I used red slime remover
It did the job nicely with no problems.


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Old 11/07/2007, 01:02 PM   #67
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I'm having a small cyano problem now as well.
What happened after using the chemicals? I would imagine that since the conditions were good for cyano before the chemical treatment, they would be good after as well Did the lps have any adverse effects from the chemicals?


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Old 11/07/2007, 01:03 PM   #68
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I wouldnt say this refutes the known aggression of lps , but I have a torch and hammer colony fairly close together (definately within stinging range) that dont appear to cause each other ill harm(over the last year). I wonder if being fairly similar species they dont fight each other to the extent they do other corals? Or it may just be an oddity in my tank (if i see them fight I threaten to turn the car around and go home).


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well, in my tank they are pretty close together (obviously from the picture above) but i've just read reports on the forums that the euphyllia sometimes play nice with each other. thats just anecdotal but they are fine right now and i have my fingers crossed, the candy cane coral next to the hammer is going to have to get moved soon though.


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I wouldnt say this refutes the known aggression of lps , but I have a torch and hammer colony fairly close together (definately within stinging range) that dont appear to cause each other ill harm(over the last year). I wonder if being fairly similar species they dont fight each other to the extent they do other corals? Or it may just be an oddity in my tank (if i see them fight I threaten to turn the car around and go home).
its the nature of the hobby--every tank is different and the conditions maintained within it are unique.
You really have to try it out and watch the other corals carefully. The benifits of the anecdotal comments in many cases are that they can at least give you a "heads up" so as to be wary.


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Here's a pic of my little 40 LPS dominated tank.




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Old 11/08/2007, 05:51 AM   #72
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Hey thats a great looking tank! The lightning and coloration of the corals are really nice. What lightning do you use?


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Old 11/08/2007, 07:16 AM   #73
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Here's a pic of my little 40 LPS dominated tank.

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Old 11/08/2007, 11:51 AM   #74
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Thanks!

I'm using (2) 14K Phoenix Bulbs 150W in a 36" Corallife Aqualight Advance. I use to have XM 20K but I really like the Phoenix Bulbs, really brightens the tank up much more.


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Old 11/08/2007, 12:35 PM   #75
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I'm using (2) 14K Phoenix Bulbs 150W in a 36" Corallife Aqualight Advance. I use to have XM 20K but I really like the Phoenix Bulbs, really brightens the tank up much more.
i have a very similar set up but because of the 2 attinics I went with 10,000k bulbs instead of the 14,000.


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