Jump to content
5*Chris

Parameter question

Recommended Posts

5*Chris

I have a Lagoon 25. Ive been having trouble with my torch not really opening up. In the picture it's on the far side of the frag rack. Was thinking maybe it's water parameters, even though everything else looks great.

IMG_20190909_191319.thumb.jpg.291ca5b7542ce0b0958e1934ef915077.jpg

 

I use RS blue bucket and tested yesterday (last water change was 1 week ago.)

Sal-1.025

Temp-79°

Ammonia-0-Api

Nitrite-0-Api

Nitrate-10-Api

Alk-7-Api

Cal-300-Api

Mag-didn't have tester

Phos-.2-Seachem

 

Did a 3g water change today, and other than nitrate dropping to 5, phos to .1, and Cal-360, everything is the same. Got my Mag kit (Salifert) as well and tested at 1170. Does this seem right? I retested Cal and Alk twice and expiration dates 2022 on the kits, but hit same results.

 

Should I dose? I have Seachem Fusion 1&2. Not sure if some of my kits are inaccurate or if my salt is just lower than stated. Everything looks great, growth and extension, except the torch. It comes out maybe an inch in the morning for a couple hours. 

 

Thoughts and opinions? Thanks in advance

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
xM3THODx

One rule to live by in this hobby is if one coral isn't looking good or doing well, your water params check out and the other corals are doing fine, don't go making changes right away. Observe and think about what changed before it started looking worse. 

 

How long have you had the torch?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
5*Chris

I've had the Torch about 2.5 months. First couple weeks, it was gorgeous, then started bleaching and coming out less. I thought it was too much light (RB black box 10" above water, sitting in same, front corner) at first and it started getting worse. Moved it up higher and it started coming out again for a couple weeks, then this past month just really hasn't done much. 

 

I try to leave it be, hoping it will get better, but it doesn't. Thought about maybe trying a different spot 🤷🏽‍♂️. Other than adding more corals, nothing has really changed

Share this post


Link to post
5*Chris

Pic of it when I got it to now.

Screenshot_20190909-205033~2.png

15680767665473875906230365157286.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
xM3THODx

Ya it's not good when the tissue has receded enough to expose its skeleton. Have you ever spot fed it?

Share this post


Link to post
5*Chris

Yeah, it hurts to see. I've even thought about bringing it to a local LFS to see if it would do better in their tank. 

 

I used to spot feed mysis, and it would take it, but won't anymore. Even when it does come out a little bit, it only seems to be half. 

 

Do you think dipping would help at all? I thought to try that and maybe move it to another location. If that doesn't do any good then I might just take it to the LFS and see if they can save it. I was hoping my parameters were off, so at least I had something else to try, I just don't know where to go from here really.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
xM3THODx

At this point trying it in a different tank to save it might not be a bad idea. if there is tissue there's hope it'll survive. 

 

 Since it's under the weather, dipping and adding more stress to it isn't a good idea. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Clown79

I've had the same issue with 1 torch in my lagoon. Everything else is happy and params are fine.

Don't change things for 1 coral because then you upset all the rest. 

 

Your alk is right on the border, does your newly mixed SW mix at 7 or is it dropping to 7?

Share this post


Link to post
5*Chris

Makes sense, thank you. 

 

I didn't test the SW after mixing, only tested the tank 2 hours after WC. Next week I'll test the water after I mix it. 

 

I really want a torch in my tank, but really nervous about spending so much money on another one. Torches are by far my favorite coral, so it sucks that I have one and it hates my tank lol. 

 

I moved it down to the sand and out of direct flow from my KPS, it's still getting flow from return nozzle. I'll let it stay there for the rest of the week, and if it doesn't get better, I'll bring it to my LFS. So my fingers are crossed.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Clown79
1 hour ago, 5*Chris said:

Makes sense, thank you. 

 

I didn't test the SW after mixing, only tested the tank 2 hours after WC. Next week I'll test the water after I mix it. 

 

I really want a torch in my tank, but really nervous about spending so much money on another one. Torches are by far my favorite coral, so it sucks that I have one and it hates my tank lol. 

 

I moved it down to the sand and out of direct flow from my KPS, it's still getting flow from return nozzle. I'll let it stay there for the rest of the week, and if it doesn't get better, I'll bring it to my LFS. So my fingers are crossed.

I love them too and for some reason, in my lagoon they just are never happy. It really sucks! 

 

Test your newly mixed SW before your waterchange and then your tank. This will give you an idea of your target number for alk.

 

You can test alk every day or every few days to see the consumption rate.

 

It sometimes can be odd, my alk on day of water change is 8.4, next day 8.4, by the 4th day its 7.4

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...