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Old 03-22-2015, 07:58 PM   #1
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Can I grow mushroom corals?

So I've been looking around online and have gotten really interested in all the different varieties of mushrooms. Before this all I had seen were the dull brown and green ones at my LFS but I've found some pretty cool ones online. I was hoping to put them in with my g. Smithii mantis shrimp. The tank is a 20g high with a 10 inch trulumen 50/50 led strip and two Aquaclear 50s providing the flow for the tank. Is this a suitable environment for mushrooms or do I need to get more lighting? I attached a photo of one of the shrooms I was hoping to get as I don't know how much the care level varies between certain species.
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You'd probably need more lighting as mantis shrimp want almost no lighting.
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I think you could keep them alive I have mushrooms growing in almost completely shaded areas. I would expect stunted growth but they would probably live. Kenyan tree corals and mushrooms have proven to grow in any light for me anyway


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I like that seller. I have a few of his corals - they're really nice. Quick shipping and have had no problems except when I had to go out of town unexpectedly so I asked if he would wait a week shipping and it was shipped anyway and they died.


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Mushrooms are easy and a great addition to a tank of any size. They are very adaptable to various lighting setups. They do best with good flow and moderate lighting. But they can also survive in pretty low lighting.


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