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Old 02-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Help plz! Mushrooms closed and another one turning clear.

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I've got two mushroom, a blue and a brown. I have them since 1 month... For the first week there were looking happy. But now they're closed since three weeks, and the brown one is turning clear. Params are ok, all my zoas, frogspawn and hammer and birdsnest SPS seems happy...

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I put them in a low flow corner with low light since 1 week, near a duncan that is looking happy. Any ideas ?
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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Define what you mean by okay parameters. Also, what test are you using?

Softies will usually show the first signs of problems with parameters.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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Define what you mean by okay parameters. Also, what test are you using?

Softies will usually show the first signs of problems with parameters.
Last tests gave me;

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Ca: 450ppm
Mg: 1250ppm
Kh: 8.4dKH

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NH3: 0
NO2: 0
NO3: 0 (this test is cheap, so probably nitrates between 5 or 10ppm)
PO4: 0 this test is cheap too...

Don't think it's nitrates or phosphates, I don't have algae problems... I raised the magnesium recently but and didn't do tests. I added magnesium to the top-off water.

I'm actually doing a water change so I'll have latest readings tomorrow.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:58 PM   #4
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Here's the latest readings:
KH: 8.4 dKH
Ca: 400ppm
Mg: 1400ppm
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:31 PM   #5
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Why is you calc and mg swinging so much? Corals thrive on stability and your wc's should give them this, they should not be swinging that much. Are you dosing or did you change salts?
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:40 PM   #6
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No, my salt was providing 1400ppm magnesium initially, but overtime calcium and magnesium dropped, don't know why. So I dose calcium trying to maintain it, and I raised the mg in the last two weeks. Maybe I dosed it too fast and that would explain my mush closed ?

All my corals including my SPS are fine, it's only the mushs that doesn't look happy...
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Where did you buy the mushrooms from? How did you acclimate them? I bought a fair number of mushrooms from reefs2go a while back and they all took a month or more to die off while my other mushrooms were doing amazingly well.
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Where did you buy the mushrooms from? How did you acclimate them? I bought a fair number of mushrooms from reefs2go a while back and they all took a month or more to die off while my other mushrooms were doing amazingly well.
Here in quebec we have a shop named "Reef solution" they're specialized in coral and reef aquarium equipement. I bought the brown one in this shop, and I bought the blue mush into another shop.

I bought them, made a iodine dip, then I put them into a corner of the tank so they can acclimate to the light. I tried positioning them into the middle (more light) didn't work, so I put them into the same corner since 2 weeks almost, and they still closed... They were opened the first week in the corner, but now the blue won't open.

I guess they don't like amphipods or maybe blue legged hermit crabs... I have a LOT of amphipods... I tried to take picture of them, but they too tiny. Fortunately, I bought a SLR camera today, the new battery is still charging, I'll have picture to know exactly what are what I call "amphipods" and know if they're harmfull... That's my less guess for the mushs...
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After the dip you acclimated them to light? You did not acclimate them to your tank water?
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How did you make your iodine dip and how long did you dip them?
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