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Old 07-15-2004, 12:31 PM   #1
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any corals/mushrooms that do well in "low light"?

I just have regular flourescent bulbs that came with my tank. The tank is close to a window and gets direct sunlight for about 30-45 mins in the morning. I have heard some mushrooms do not require good lighting conditions. Eventually, in a few months, I will have some t5s, but in the mean time are there any species I can raise?

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Some of the leather corals and button polyps that are brown in color
( Toadstools for example) are supposed to do well in lower light levels. I have button polyps which are spreading and growing well.

The brown color is from algae which live in the coral and are photosynthetic. So, if you try these, you would be well probably want to place them higher up in your tank so they are closer to the lights.

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Yuck ! Just read the poor sentence structure in my previous post - sorry !..
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If you're planning on upgrading then you'd do well to just wait.. it will save the stress of acclimating anything to the new night too.
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