Placement of new torch coral

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    Chris_150G

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    I got a torch coral yesterday. This is my first coral! :bounce:
    It's small with two heads. I am wondering how far down in the tank to put it. I don't want to fry it with too much light. My tank is 24" deep. The light its under is a 250W MH. The light is 10" above the water and 24" above the torch coral. I could move it 6" lower and still have it on a rock. or 8" down to the sand. The tank it came from had the same lighting except I didn't have a tape measure to check how high it was above the coral.

    Its getting a moderate flow and looks good today. I have two 250W lights, its under the middle of one right now. I fixed it in place with some two part putty made for use on corals.
     
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    I have 3.3 watts per gallon. 2 x 250W / 150 gallons
     
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    That should be good to go. They are a moderate light and moderate flow LPS. I have VHO`s over mine.
     
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    As long as it is opening or extending fully it is happy so I would leave it where it is.
     
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    I think with torches, flow is more important than lighting. They do not like areas of high flow -- it tends to rip the flesh right off the skeleton. So be sure that the coral is only gently waving, not being blasted.
     
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    Great advice
     
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    I have mine 10 inches under a 150 watt. Read up on light acclimatization.
     
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    Day three and going strong.
     

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    It looks great (and very happy)!
     
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    Thats a great looking torch.
     
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    Beautiful looking. Torch by far is my favorite coral. I love adjusting flow around it..if you get it just right from both sides it makes a little mohawk, heh.
     
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