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Old 03-12-2010, 11:44 PM   #11
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Just make sure that your tank has gone through it's entire cycle before adding anything. You may want to wait a little while after your tank cycles to put coral in there, just to make sure that your water parameters stabilize. Coral are pretty expensive unless you go with frags, and we wouldn't want to see you lose any expensive pieces of coral.

And so, you have a 20G long? Or a 20G high? And what kind of light fixture do you have?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:57 AM   #12
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umm not sure its 24'' long the tank that is, and the light is the coralife T5 High output Dual Lamp 1 10,000k 24 Watt, 1 Actinic Bluelight 24 watt
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Let your tank mature for about 6 months or longer before you tackle corals. You want to make sure you have stable water parameters and that you know how to maintain them. That normally takes 6 -12 months as the only way to be sure is to have 3 months or more of stable parameters <g>.
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is the light good enough?
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #15
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #16
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Little brown mushrooms started growing in 1 day
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Those don't look like mushrooms. Can't really tell by the picture.. but my guess is brown palythoas.
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are they bad? do they sting other coral?
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They will sting other corals, as will any coral, but are common hitchhikers and the various morphs are commonly collected. The sting they would do is not anything to worry about though.
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Yep, couldn't have said it any better. I'd say they are an added bonus to your tank, but like all coral, as AMD stated, they need their space. All in all, you've got a couple good hitchikers. Later on you will begin to see more of them as they multiply and spread.
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