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Old 04-27-2009, 02:03 PM
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Default Help!! What is wrong with my coral??

I have a head of torch coral and its mouth seems to be bubbling out?? Im not sure whats going on and how do I help it?


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Old 04-29-2009, 07:13 AM   #2
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I believe this is posted in another section also keveneven

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Where is this posted at? I have searched and cannot find anything on it.
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You are going to need to add more information about your tank in order for us to help.


Please fill out as much of the following info that you can. Not only will it help us help you, it's good stuff to know about your tank. And will aid in the future health of your tank and its inhabitants.....
COPY/PASTE and fill in the blanks..... Just do your best

Brief description of the problem.
A picture(s) will also help.
PARAMETERS (important)
Temperature:
PH:
Ammonia:
Nitrite:
Nitrate:
Salinity:
dKH/KH/Alkalinity:
Magnesium:
Calcium:
Phosphate:
Test kits you own:
Liquid or Strips:
Brand Name:
Are they Expired?:


Tank size?
Estimated total system?

Reef, fish only or, freshwater?

Current inhabitants? What and how many?
Clean up crew?

How long has your tank been set-up?

Substrate.
Type?
Depth?

Live rock?
How much?
Did you recently add some?

Filtration.
Type?
Protein skimmer?
Do you wet or dry skim?
Maintenance schedule for filtration?
Drilled tank/hang on back overflow?
Sump/refugium. What's in it and how much?
Macro? What kind?

Lighting.
Lighting type?
Age of bulbs?

Feeding
What?
How much?
How often?

Water change schedule.
How much?
How often?
What salt brand?
Water source?

Additives/supplements used?

Do you have a ground probe?
What kind of flow does your tank have?

Any additional info you would like to share.... Including anything different that you have done/not done.

Let's get to the bottom of this. Any of the above info that is questionable to you is pertinent to keeping a happy/healthy tank/wallet.



Reef parameters and recommended/desired levels.

Salinity/specific gravity-1.025ppm or 35ppt
temp.-78-82
PH-8.1-8.3
Ammonia/NH3-0 Should be undetectable
Nitrite/NO2-0 Should be undetectable
Nitrate/NO3-0 Acceptable at higher levels in a reef setting @20ppm and 50ppm in fish only.
Phosphate/PO4-0 [color=MediumTurquoise]should be less than .03ppm


Magnesium/Mg:1400-1500ppm This one affects the next 2 readings/levels.
Alk/dKH/KH:7-14. See chart in below link for conversions.
Calcium/Ca:380-500ppm

Strontium: 5-15 ppm
Iodine: 0.06 to 0.1 ppm

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Your torch is fine, that just means that it is going to split. Thats a good thing. Sometimes they form that bubble when then split, and sometimes they split without the bubble. Either way, your coral is OK.
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