Aussie gold torch - success rate?

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I really want an aussie gold torch as a final piece, but they're very pricey (best I can find is $350 per head). I've heard mixed reviews on how hardy they are and how well they adapt to captivity. Anyone have any reviews on these guys? What's their success rate?


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Have had mine since early November and is doing well as of now!
 

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just pick up a inferno hellfire torch from corals anonymous put in tank this morning

have a dragon soul that i picked up from unique corals been in my tank for 3 weeks and its starting to split alteady

there are many variants of gold torches :

inferno hellfire
ny knicks
dragon soul
holy grail

to name a few
 

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What are the other torches besides Aussie Gold? Also how far away is the Space Invader from the torches? Thanks!
The one if front is a dragon soul. The other is just green with pink tips. Not aware of a name on it. And the space invader looks closer than it is lol. Definitely keep those away from all other coral.
 
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just pick up a inferno hellfire torch from corals anonymous put in tank this morning

have a dragon soul that i picked up from unique corals been in my tank for 3 weeks and its starting to split alteady

there are many variants of gold torches :

inferno hellfire
ny knicks
dragon soul
holy grail

to name a few
All those variants are super pretty, but I'm specifically talking about the Aussie gold. It's more or less pure gold with blue tips. @PeterC99 has a great pic of one above.
 

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Beautiful. Can I ask where you got it and how much you paid?
Thanks! Funny thing is a LFS had a raffle, 40 spots at $10 a spot and I won! They usually do raffles for about what the coral is worth. So if you look at it that way then it would have sold for $400.
 
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The one if front is a dragon soul. The other is just green with pink tips. Not aware of a name on it. And the space invader looks closer than it is lol. Definitely keep those away from all other coral.
I actually had to move the space invader to a different tank because I have 2 huge clowns and they kept hosting the sweepers on it and were causing damage. Clowns being clowns...
 
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Thanks! Funny thing is a LFS had a raffle, 40 spots at $10 a spot and I won! They usually do raffles for about what the coral is worth. So if you look at it that way then it would have sold for $400.
Nice! Wish my LFS held a raffle...
 

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you shouldnt have a problem with them---medium light to medium flow----if you have had torches before you'll be alright-----and some places give a 7 day guarantee
 
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Update: bought this two-headed Aussie gold torch from ASD and it arrived basically dead on arrival. Luckily they're an awesome store and are refunding, but still, not a good sign. Same shipment had another Aussie torch, an Indo torch, a goni, and a chalice. Both Aussie torches were dead, everything else was right as rain. I don't think they ship well.

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Update: bought this two-headed Aussie gold torch from ASD and it arrived basically DOA. Luckily they're an awesome store and are refunding, but still, not a good sign. Same shipment had another Aussie torch, an Indo torch, a goni, and a chalice. Both Aussie torches were dead, everything else was right as rain. I don't think they ship well.

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Interested how yours does long term. I got one from ASD at it already lost a head. Medium flow and about 130 PAR, doesn’t seem to happy :/
 
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Interested how yours does long term. I got one from ASD at it already lost a head. Medium flow and about 130 PAR, doesn’t seem to happy :/
Mine was dead on arrival, so..... it will not do well long term. Mine is being refunded though. I think maybe these torches are a little too sensitive for me. They don't seem to adjust well to our tanks.
 

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Mine was dead on arrival, so..... it will not do well long term. Mine is being refunded though. I think maybe these torches are a little too sensitive for me. They don't seem to adjust well to our tanks.

Ah gotcha, read as if you’re getting a replacement. Smart choice IMO, definitely seem finicky in my limited experience. I got a hammer at the same time that is thriving
 
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