Torch and frogspown

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  1. Kalvyn

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    Hi all. I would like to help a friend. His marine tank is 2 monthes old. Yesterday he bought a torch and frogspown. They are only opening up a little bit today. They are inthe tank since 5 pm yesterday.the parameters are right. NO3, NO4 and NO2 all on 0. Sallinaty 1.024; Kh 9. What can he do to make them look happy?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  3. mytank

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    What light and flow are they getting - you also said he bought them yesterday, did he aclimatize them? They can take up to a week to settle in
     
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    Give them another day, what lights and flow does he have in his tank?
    Softies like moderate flow, torches like lots of light.
     
  5. Kalvyn

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    He has T5's and is high up in te tank. Flow is return pump and a powerhead.

    Thanks for the help. I'll let him know that he can relax.
     
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    I would strongly suggest listening to @LCornelius and also doing some research on the net.

    LPS are not to fond of high flow and even some can be a little shy of high lighting.
    If he has them
    in the tank it could be that they not use to as much lighting before and have a little light shy going on there.

    In this case you need to find the right balance
     
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    Hi Kalvyn

    I am using T5 lighting and have frogspawn and hammer coral in my tank but they are situated on the substrate. They are in, I would guess, a moderate flow and they have opened up nicely since I put them in when my tank was also about 2 months old.

    Hope your friend comes right.
     
  8. LCornelius

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    Another trick your friend might try is to switch the flow pump (not return pump) off for 12 hours. I used this trick when I added the BTA to my tank. Like I said, give it a day or 2 before taking the next steps.
     
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    low flow for these corals are best
     
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    Just give them time to settle in. they prefer medium flow and medium to high light.
     
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    Thanks all. I was at his tank tonight. Everything is looking good. He has switch off the powerhead. He'll wait and see what happens.
     
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