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  1. #1

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    a torch coral. Our torch is not in direct flow of the powerhead, but it is in some moderate flow. It seems to be open all the time, even several hours after lights out and has a great feeding response. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't in to much flow before any damage was done to it. Here is a short clip how it looks in the flow and its relation to the powerhead.

    Thank you for any help

    note: It looks closer to the frogspawn in the video then it actually is.

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    Is swaying a bit, but as you say it's out all the time. If it was too much flow, it wouldn't be. You can examine it closely to make sure the flesh isn't pulling away from the skeleton, but I seriously doubt it is. Nice pulsing flow in that tank.

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    Thank you dave. Its doesn't look like its ripping away from the skeleton. It seems to be growing like a weed, though. Its tenticles look alot longer then when we first got it earlier this week.

    The flow is awesome in the tank. The korilias are impressive with the pulsing. It just seems more natural.

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    I've since changed some things around since the short video below was made, but here's the type of flow my torches were exposed too:


    Euphyllia's will retract their tentacles if they sense the water flow is too much for them, so they'll let you know.
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    Cool video. After almost a week the torch has been doing great, so I am sure the flow is great, but a day after adding the torch, our frogspawn wouldn't fully open, so after 2 days of it not opening, I moved it further away, but its been almost a week and it still doesn't open all the way, and its in much flow. Could the torch have something to do with it, or does frogspawn go through moody periods? Tank parameters are great and everything else opens fully

    29 gallon-planted community

    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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    Great vids both of you!
    Coral is so beautiful and relaxing to watch.
    This question is slightly off topic but I have to ask! I no very little about SW but is there anything that will grow tall enough to cover the power heads and other SW equptment.It seems that the hardware is always exposed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernguy
    Great vids both of you!
    Coral is so beautiful and relaxing to watch.
    This question is slightly off topic but I have to ask! I no very little about SW but is there anything that will grow tall enough to cover the power heads and other SW equptment.It seems that the hardware is always exposed.
    not really. Eventually they will get covered in different life forms though

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    not really. Eventually they will get covered in different life forms though
    Thats surprising but makes sense!
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by labnjab
    Cool video. After almost a week the torch has been doing great, so I am sure the flow is great, but a day after adding the torch, our frogspawn wouldn't fully open, so after 2 days of it not opening, I moved it further away, but its been almost a week and it still doesn't open all the way, and its in much flow. Could the torch have something to do with it, or does frogspawn go through moody periods? Tank parameters are great and everything else opens fully
    I really don't know much...but is it possible that the torch is stinging the frogspawn for competition or something?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wedge
    I really don't know much...but is it possible that the torch is stinging the frogspawn for competition or something?
    I don't think so, but there is a slight possibiliy, if I remember correctly, the torch and frogspawn only have up to 6 inch sweepers, and it is at least a foot away, and before it was around 8 inches away. There are some softies close to the torch which haven't been stung either.

    Quote Originally Posted by northernguy
    This question is slightly off topic but I have to ask! I no very little about SW but is there anything that will grow tall enough to cover the power heads and other SW equptment.It seems that the hardware is always exposed.
    Purple coraline algae will eventually cover everything. In saltwater, you don't want the powerheads covered as the flow is very important

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    20 long frag tank
    75 gal-planted goldfish

    75 gallon mixed reef with 20 gallon sump






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