Torch in bad shape

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  1. Tim S

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    Hi all,
    I have a frogspawn and 2 hamers which are doing very well but the torch is dying off. I've moved him all over the tank to see where it's happiest but nothing seems to help. The first pic of torch to the right of hammer frag shows the difference between them. One head has already died and the other do not extend more than a few millimetres beyond the skeleton.
    All params are fine except nitrate which I have been strugeling with.

    I'd like your advice please. [​IMG]

    Frogspawn doing well.
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  3. Dee318i

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    Feed the torch frozen brineshrimp, it helped my torch
     
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    How long have you had it...?.. asking as.. if it's recently been added, then you might have a "chemical warefare" as they are then probably placed to close together...the sweepers come out at night and might be stinging you'r Torch...if that's the case, then running some Carbon should help and placing them further apart should also do the trick...
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Activated-Carbon-In-The-Reef-Aquarium&id=1122698
    http://greenaquarium.com/corals/euphyllia-frogspawn-torch-hammeranchor/

    PS..can you take a close-up of the Torch so we can make sure there is nothing "on" it which could be harmful..
     
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    They are only places next to each other for this picture but usually they are 400mm apart. I've had the torch for about 6 months now and has lloked like this for the past 6-8 weeks.

    I am running carbon so cannot be warefare. I've tried up close to the light, low down, in-between high flow area, low flow area. All possibilities have been tried in terms of position. I even turned the circulation pump down but no change.

    I think I'll have to find someone to hold it for a while to see if it would improve in another system?
     
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    Geese sorry for the spelling. Typing too fast.
     
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    Sorry to hear that you tried so many different options and still sitting with a unhappy Torch..:(..if you are sure there is nothing "on" it, then probably try some extra feeding as earlier suggested...? I use to give mine InvertFood..
    http://www.waterlife.co.uk/seaquariums/invertfood.htm

    Also can you please give you'r water parameters...
     
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    Check your phosphates. My torch was never happy, until I reduced my phosphates. If your phosphates are high, you will compound the problem by feeding it.. What is your phosphate sitting at?
     
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    Hey @Tim S i had the same with my torch...But dont know what i did but its recovering well now...If u want ill be happy to keep it for u to see if i can get it going for u...Let me know..
     
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    You didn't by any chance remove you'r Carbon within that time frame..? I myself had a similar situation and removing my Carbon was the best thing I ever did...:blush:
     
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    Hi @Tim S, my torch also started dying off like that but it was due to my clown hosting in it for too long. not sure if you had a clown hosting in it?:peroni:
     
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    He's been like this well before I started carbon, so dont see that the carbon can be the issue

    Nope, my clown is a scary cat, hides in back corner. Even got him a nennie which he flatly ignores so not him either.


    @Arries yes I think I'll accept your offer as I don't know how long he will last. PM me your details and I'll drop him off with you to see if he will recover.

    Thanks
     
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    Nope i dont run carbon...Not a big fan of it....I think it might have something to do with my No3 because after the skimmer upgrade and lights it dropped to levels my kit could not pickup...Have since increased ny No3 to about 3.0 and that is the only thing that changed after since my torch recovery...:thumbup:
     
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    Kewl will pm you just now....
     
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    Neither am I now...once bitten, twise shy...:blush:
     
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