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I just picked up an australian golden torch coral at my lfs.. it was dying off so the lady at my lfs said I could take it if I want it for 5 bucks. I broke off the dead heads and placed it in my qt.

 

After breaking the dead heads off, the rest of the base won't stand upright. So I have it sitting sideways on the bottom of the tank.

 

its kind of hard to see because of the lighting but

 

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its on a frag rack in the pic but I took the rack out and moved it to the bottom

 

Right now its getting flow from a koralia 240gph but not directly and lighting from one BOOSTled par30 bulb..

 

is there anything I should be doing differently? Thanks guys

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Oh. I'm sorry. :(

 

But yes it you supply heat, light and flow, there's really no way to lose a hardy coral. He'll be fine. Just be patient.

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heres an update my dudes.. its doin way better. I found what looked like a barnacle living inside the side of one of the heads. "When in doubt throw it out" so I grabbed that little sucker with some plyers and ripped him out. It closes up at night, is that norm? Heres some pics of it open now

 

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heres an update my dudes.. its doin way better. I found what looked like a barnacle living inside the side of one of the heads. "When in doubt throw it out" so I grabbed that little sucker with some plyers and ripped him out. It closes up at night, is that norm? Heres some pics of it open now

 

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It looks happy now. It also looks like it's a frogspawn and not a torch. My frogspawn closes up a night also.

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hmm weird thats what I thought it was too and my lfs owner kept saying it was an aussie gold torch but oh well I got it for 5 bucks and was looking for anything in the euphyllia family

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thanks! it really looked like sh*t when I bought it.. I should have taken a before and after pic but oh well :P really happy with the outcome.. I wanted a frogspawn to begin with so im a bit happier now that you guys cleared that up for me :)

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ok just googled cristata coral.. THAT looks nothing like my coral. -_- you wanna give me a specific link or maybe a common name?

 

instead of just saying "MEH you're wrong HOE, and I KNOW EVERYTHING RAWR!"

 

you're right tho, doesn't really look like a frogspawn now that im really looking at a frogspawn.. looks like the tips split several times in a frogspawn and the tips of my coral are all individuals with no splits.

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