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Old 09-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Toadstool

I've had my toadstool just under a week, it looked great when I got it but doesn't look happy in my tank. It's polyps were out on the first day but it's been closed and scrunched up ever since. All params are fine so I'm lost as to what it could be.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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My sarcophyton does the same thing. It could be molting too. Toadstools are weird sometimes. Any pics?
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Yeah I read so many contradicting stories on them. Some say it's normal, others say its a problem, high flow, low flow. I've read it all lol now I'm just stuck and worrying.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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No pics at the moment. I will upload some in the morning, I'm currently in bed but still researching on my phone lol
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #5
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"All params are fine" doesn't really mean anything to the people you are trying to get advice from. Infact, I would say 90% of the time, parameters that were thought to be in check, end up being the issue. Please post the age of your tank, nitrate, PH, temp, salinity (refractometer?), and the age of your T5 bulbs.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #6
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My apologies. Nitrates 0, SG 1.024 (hydrometer) phosphate 0, ph 8.3. Temp 78. T5s approx 2 months old all bulbs
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:11 PM   #7
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The tank age is 3-4 months
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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My toadstool went into hiding for 2 1/2 months before coming back out. I increased flow and I think that was what brought him back out.
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More then likely the increased flow helped take it's molt off which they do if they don't have enough flow on them because debris was on him. Increase flow and let it do it's thing. Toadstools are very hardy. I work at my LFS and we had a toadstool that wouldn't polyp and I took him and gave him a good shake and the next day he was fully polyped out. Just try different things and see what happens. They really have a weird personally.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:28 PM   #10
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Mine does the same thing. He has shed once or twice a week for a month. But he has just been growing. When i see him shedding I use my turkey baster and blow him off and then he polyps out the next day.
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