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This guy just arrived today. I was acclimating him and saw damage on one of the sides. Iodine dip has been done and a little more flesh peeled away from the skeleton. I did contact UC in this case.

How ever, any advice to stop the spread is much needed. I have had a stressed torch from shipping before. It melted in 2 hours.

Advice to save it???

damage 09.jpg damage002.jpg
 

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That Torch doesn't look too good. Hopefully you can get a refund . You can try placing it in display tank under acclimated lighting and hope for the best . I have always had bad luck with online purchases of Torches in the past They are very fragile and finicky
 

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Low flow low light. Let it try to settle and recover a bit. It doesn't look great but also doesn't look horrible. Watch closely for additional tissue loss or color change on the tissue. Iodine is a good one but repeated dips in one day can additionally stress the coral.

Good luck and keep us updated.
 
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I wish I had a better camera. There are such beautiful gold and some hints of orange on this guy. Looks like he's going to make it. Crossing fingers.
I don't know if its how well Unique Corals takes care of their live stock. But I never had a torch respond so well and recover.
 

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Made coffee, tested waters.
I run these 3 weekly.

Red sea test kit
Calcium: 450 - 460 Maybe low...
Alk: 9.8
Mag: 1050 - I feel is low.

I test my ph every other day.
Salfurts PH test: 8.0
I don't want to dose just to raise ph if I can keep its stable . It stays between 8.0 and 8.2

These I normally don't test. Probably a habit I need to change, and get hana instruments.
API ammonia ... 0 but this kit is garbage as all api tests.
api nitrites: 0
api nitrates: 0
 

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Made coffee, tested waters.
I run these 3 weekly.

Red sea test kit
Calcium: 450 - 460 Maybe low...
Alk: 9.8
Mag: 1050 - I feel is low.

I test my ph every other day.
Salfurts PH test: 8.0
I don't want to dose just to raise ph if I can keep its stable . It stays between 8.0 and 8.2

These I normally don't test. Probably a habit I need to change, and get hana instruments.
API ammonia ... 0 but this kit is garbage as all api tests.
api nitrites: 0
api nitrates: 0
If mag is truly that low it will become an issue for euphyllia growth and healing.

It should go up with a larger water change. Just don't go to high too fast.
 
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The tank will be 1 yr old in July, started with 50lbs dry, 25 lbs live. Tuxedo urchin keep the coraline from plating. And or my stupid orbit ic leds. I hate them now.

Edit: Seneye par meter torch is sitting at 100 par. Too low or too high?
 
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This guy just arrived today. I was acclimating him and saw damage on one of the sides. Iodine dip has been done and a little more flesh peeled away from the skeleton. I did contact UC in this case.

How ever, any advice to stop the spread is much needed. I have had a stressed torch from shipping before. It melted in 2 hours.

Advice to save it???

damage 09.jpg damage002.jpg
to be honest that pic looks normal hammer frogspawn can do this aswell pulling their tissue inside the skeleton during transport if it got bumpy not an issue just give it time in proper water conditions it should bounce right back over night.
 

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Watch parameters and try to keep everything as stable as possible.

Swings in parameters at this point are crucial for survival.
Since I've got you. Just added euphylia today. Should I skip my scheduled 9 gram reef builder alk up sauce today? I add every other day.
 
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