What's going on with my torch? :( (PIC)

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    clowntank

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    Is this brown jelly disease? ;(
     
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    I'm sure someone here knows what's wrong?
     
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    i had a torch that did the exact same thing
    i dont know why it happened
    However the other branches did just fine

    Looking back i think i had it in too much flow
    It seemed to like a wave motion flow of water, and not constant flow

    Actually the other ones opened up even bigger after the one deflated

    I would just keep an eye on it for a few days
     
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    You will know when you have brown jelly, it just oozes brown jelly.
    If it does ooze, turkey baster it out and all the jelly will get sucked out.

    It looks like your problem could be placement.

    The top heads are opening and blocking the light from the lower one.

    I have the same issue with one of my pieces.

    You can either move it so all heads have equal access to the lighting, you can just leave it or you can frag it off.

    Try the move first then see what happens.
    Worst case scenario, that head dies....you still have (2) others.

    Good luck.
     
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    My torch seems to open a different way evey day. I have thought it was dead on one side before, then next thing you know it's reaching up faether than it ever has. Same for the frogspawn. I have power sweeper heads, and sometimes they get clogged and don't sweep, creating dead points in the corner. My torch seems to like more flow than you would think for such a whispy creature.

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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Brown jelly disease looks like brown jelly covering your coral. If you don't see a brown jelly on the dead part, it's not that.
     
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    BigH55 I'm that guy

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    Sometimes a head will die off from shipping. The tissue around the base can be damaged very easily and then the head can rapidly die off. +1 on the flow issue.
     
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    Nice Elegance Newreefinsc
     
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    Thanks. It belongs to the clown now!
     
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