Help!! What is wrong with my coral??

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  1. keveneven03

    keveneven03 Astrea Snail

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    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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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe this is posted in another section also keveneven

    just doing my bit on the unanswered posts

    Steve
  4. keveneven03

    keveneven03 Astrea Snail

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    Where is this posted at? I have searched and cannot find anything on it.
  5. missionsix

    missionsix Super Moderator Staff Member

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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 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

    And a nifty conversion chart here
    Conversion Chart.......
  6. cement_skis

    cement_skis Sea Dragon

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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.