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Old 01/11/2018, 05:47 PM   #1
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What's happening? Please advise...

So I've had this dragon soul torch for a few months... been battling bropypsis, and cyano outbreaks... my torch was fine until yesterday. I noticed the temp was low 76.4, cause my apex temp probe was off, not sure how, but has been fixed. Is this the end of my torch?


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Old 01/11/2018, 11:06 PM   #2
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So I've had this dragon soul torch for a few months... been battling bropypsis, and cyano outbreaks... my torch was fine until yesterday. I noticed the temp was low 76.4, cause my apex temp probe was off, not sure how, but has been fixed. Is this the end of my torch?


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I donít think tank being 76 degrees will kill that torch. How old is your tank? Sorry to say I think that torch is not going to make a comeback.


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Old 01/11/2018, 11:13 PM   #3
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I can't see a torch going from fine to that in 24 hours. Also 76 degrees more then likely isn't the issue. Tank info and parameters please?


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Old 01/12/2018, 03:24 AM   #4
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Tank is 1 yr 5 months old, biocube 32.
Salinity 1.025
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 2-3 ppm
Phos .08
Cal 400
Kh 9.8
Mag 1400
I've been trying to keep everything in line with Red Seas mixed reef foundation parameters.

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Old 01/12/2018, 04:32 AM   #5
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Looks like it had too much algae growing on and around it. Did it get too much light?


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Old 01/12/2018, 05:24 AM   #6
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Idk, been in the same spot since I received the frag... I'm lost

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Old 01/12/2018, 11:31 AM   #7
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I agree that 76 shouldn't be a problem. I keep my torches at 77. If it happened that quickly then leads me to believe something drastic and suddenly changed on your tank. Did someone spray cleaning fluid in the tank, etc..... The tests you want dont give us any answers. Did something fall on it?

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Old 01/12/2018, 03:26 PM   #8
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I have to agree with what was already said. How fast did the temp drop and what do you normally keep it at? Did you recently add any new euphyllia corals to the tank? Even though the parameters are all in check now, did you have any other significant fluctuations in the tank?


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Old 01/16/2018, 09:18 AM   #9
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Nitrates are low to me.. Most LPS love to be in the 5-20 range.


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Old 01/18/2018, 02:49 PM   #10
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Nitrates are low to me.. Most LPS love to be in the 5-20 range.
My Nitrates are a constant 0ppm and my lps is happy and colourful


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Old 01/25/2018, 10:59 PM   #11
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I noticed you stated you were batteling bropypsis and cyano, is it possible you had some fluctuating phosphates at that time? In my limited experience lps phosphate fluctuations will mess with the corals symbotic relationship that allow them to there by use photosynthesis in zooplankton for energy. Too much phosphate will start causing recession. When the phosphate is quickly reduced they go in photoshock and need light acclimation. So the coral suffer when phosphate is increased and reduced, if this happens in quick succession you could end with a coral looking like the one you posted. At this point I realize the torch is probably gone but it may be something you'd be interested in looking into if you like LPS. Just a speculation, good luck!


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Old 01/27/2018, 02:38 PM   #12
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I noticed you stated you were batteling bropypsis and cyano, is it possible you had some fluctuating phosphates at that time? In my limited experience lps phosphate fluctuations will mess with the corals symbotic relationship that allow them to there by use photosynthesis in zooplankton for energy. Too much phosphate will start causing recession. When the phosphate is quickly reduced they go in photoshock and need light acclimation. So the coral suffer when phosphate is increased and reduced, if this happens in quick succession you could end with a coral looking like the one you posted. At this point I realize the torch is probably gone but it may be something you'd be interested in looking into if you like LPS. Just a speculation, good luck!
Weird part is my 2 hammers are fine. So idk chalk it up to bad luck.

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Old 01/27/2018, 11:42 PM   #13
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So I've had this dragon soul torch for a few months... been battling bropypsis, and cyano outbreaks... my torch was fine until yesterday. I noticed the temp was low 76.4, cause my apex temp probe was off, not sure how, but has been fixed. Is this the end of my torch?


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Yea I agree....I don't think the temp did that torch in. Sorry about your torch....!

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Could be brown jelly disease

Just lost my nuclear green torch to it


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