Ok so I've got a 20 gallon tank with all sorts of live rock and 3 fish. A couple of months ago I decided I wanted to start adding some simple soft corals like mushrooms and polyps, and then later on I'd get some cooler stuff. So i went out and bought a 80 watt PC
In the tank right now i've got 2 mushroom rocks and 1 green polyp rock. The polyps are doing just fine, always open and lookin' good. My mushrooms however aren't doing that great. Once rock has 4 or 5 green striped mushrooms and the other rock has just 3 random ones. None of them get very big or open up, when in the LFS
they were nice, large and open. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
I'm using Garf.org's Bullet Proof Reef recipe which uses a bunch of SeaChem additives and I also add Phytoplankton on a regular basis.
So really I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I don't have a skimmer, but water specs are a-ok and I do regular water changes.
I really love mushrooms for some reason and I'd like to put some really neat ones in my tank, but not if they're just gonna shrivel up and not be happy. Can someone please tell me what I can do to get my mushrooms thriving?
I can provide pics of tank if necessary.