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Hi All! I’m fairly new to the reef/fish hobby thanks to fostering my daughter’s two clown fish. I have a 32.5G Fluval Flex saltwater tank and have just started adding corals. The Hammer Coral was placed in one of the pre-drilled holes on my live rock, but I’m afraid it might be the wrong spot for him. He’s been seemingly happy for the 2 weeks I’ve had him, but today I noticed him reaching out sweeper tentacles onto the jut-out of rock on his right. Will he get damaged from the rock? Should I move him forward and glue him in the open area?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide this Newbie!

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Welcome to Reef2Reef!!!

With how close the hammer and torch are I'm wondering if they are stinging each other. The hammer seems to be putting sweepers on that direction in the video.
 
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Welcome to Reef2Reef!!!

With how close the hammer and torch are I'm wondering if they are stinging each other. The hammer seems to be putting sweepers on that direction in the video.
Thanks for the tip! They haven’t been close enough to touch yet (that I know of), but maybe I should look at relocating the Hammer to the other side.
 
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Welcome to reef2reef.

Unfortunately, I cannot see the video, but just like everyone else is saying, it's highly possible that the torch and the hammer are stinging each other. I would move them far away from each other, because the torches tentacles can get pretty long.
 
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Hi All! I’m fairly new to the reef/fish hobby thanks to fostering my daughter’s two clown fish. I have a 32.5G Fluval Flex saltwater tank and have just started adding corals. The Hammer Coral was placed in one of the pre-drilled holes on my live rock, but I’m afraid it might be the wrong spot for him. He’s been seemingly happy for the 2 weeks I’ve had him, but today I noticed him reaching out sweeper tentacles onto the jut-out of rock on his right. Will he get damaged from the rock? Should I move him forward and glue him in the open area?

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide this Newbie!

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Pics are quite dark. I am doubtful on stinging as I have mine even closer and some things required. . .
Moderate water flow but not so strong that the tentacles and polyps are bent over the skeleton. They need calcium for skeletal health - should not be lower than 390 and assure light not too bright that emit their inner algae known as zooxanthellae which many mistaken for poop. Lower third of tank is a perfect location although they are not too picky with location. Torch can go to upper half of tank

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Yeah, try putting the hammer near the bottom and with fairly gentle flow. My frogspawn and hammers prefer that by far. My torches on the other hand are high up in much stronger flow and light. Here’s my placement
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