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Old 01-17-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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I just never move mine no matter what. They are low light corals so they will be ok. I have heard of people taking a credit card and scraping on the rock slowly till the mushroom comes loose. I have some huge ones also. The transparent ones are new ones or at least that is what they are in my tank. And to phishead it`s a wonderful thing to get free corals from good things in your tank isn`t it. I have several corals from trading in my mushrooms including that purple brain in my avatar.
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Yeah one of these transparent ones just appeared at the bottom of my tank overnight... but it just seems as though there used to be more underneath these large ones.. perhaps if I moved rock around I might find some new colonies hidden away somewhere...

I'd love to have them reproduce quicker, but at a total of 60w of light that's unlikely.. unless yo have some tips?
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Here were my mushrooms when I started. And this is what they are now minus the several hundred I sold back to the LFS. Whether it is the weekly PWC`s or Phytoplankton or low excessive nutrients I dont know. I only add one supplement and that`s Kent`s Coral vite. And I always under use it. Look at my two post is the Saltwater photo area Before and after 1 and 2 to see the growth of my corals.
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Yeah mine certainly don't reproduce like that. Not even close!
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I'd love to have them reproduce quicker, but at a total of 60w of light that's unlikely.. unless yo have some tips?[/quote]

YEah, that's the ticket. Mine didn't really reproduce till I got a larger light. They will move to satisfy there own light needs.

If you did want to move the larger ones, then just cut them with a razer blade or sharp scissors about 2mm from the base. Wrap the top in mesh and an elastic band to another piece of rock and they will reattach in a week or so. You will also get a new mushroom from the base that you cut off.

IMO they thrive based on light. I don't think that any supplements help them, but they are very sturdy corals. I had so many that when I changed tanks I left a handful just sitting in the old tank with no light or heat. To my surprise they were still alive weeks later.
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I dont believe it is no large amount of light. I only have 3 WPG.
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I dont believe it is no large amount of light. I only have 3 WPG.
right, sorry I should have explained that I bought these guys when I had 1 NO strip light running a 75 gal tank. When i bought the 4 X 65 watt light they took off. I have less than 3 watts/gal.

AND YES!!! I love making something of value in my tank and trading it in. That's why I just started another two rocks.
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AND YES!!! I love making something of value in my tank and trading it in. That's why I just started another two rocks.
That`s great news
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