Hey guys. I put in my tank it looks like 3 varieties of mushrooms on a piece of rock i bought from a LFS
. One variety is a green ricordia. Another looks like a smaller browner ricordia and another is a different kind of mushroom that I can't identify but it is pimply and has a mouth(?) in the middle of it - it is green and flourescent.
Well - since I placed this piece in my tank - it doesnt look as good as it did in the store. The ricordea opens up fully but doesnt have as rich of a color as it did and neither do the other mushrooms. The other pimply ones dont open up as far as they did at the store, but they do open and close during the day. They also look a little less vibrant, a little "whiter", but it doesnt seem like it was as drastic as if they bleached. I did not stress them out, drip acclimated for about 45 mintues. Placed them in bottom of my tank with no direct flow and my 2 x 39 w day bulbs and 2 x 39 watt actinics.
I guess I'm wondering if this is normal for them to get used to my water?
is between 1.022 and 1.023, which i am trying to get up slowly through PWCs. other than that my levels are all 0, ph 8.2, etc.
What should I watch out for and is this normal for them to once again look better soon. They've only been in less than a week and I would say they dont look bad just not the same as in the store. (store had MH
setup but these were all the way at the bottom of a large vertical tank)