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Old 04-07-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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any one know anything about a toadstool mushroom coral?

i just got a toadstool coral. and when i got him in the tank he was fine but when the lights cam on this moring all the little hairs went away. now he jst looks smooth. is this normal for him to do that the first few days in a new tank? or is this a sign of him sick? if so what should i do?
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Give him a few days to acclimate to your tank. Where is his placement in the tank.They need lots of flow IME. I have one in my tank now if you want to check out the gallery.
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ok cool. i moved te PH to blow on it kinda. and now it looks like its sheding some kinda skin of some sort. i read some where this could be bad for other corals but how do i clean it up and help him through this stage? also i bought my toadstool he was large. hes not small by far. he the largest coral in my tank. lol
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I was asking about placement to make sure he was not at the top. That might be too much light at the top. Alot of times you have to light acclimate your corals too. As far as the sloughing just do a PWC.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #5
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ok cool. hes at the bottom of my tank. although hes about 4-5 inchs tall and even sitting on the bottom he comes up a 1/4 of the way . also how much flow would be too much? i have a 600 points right on him . though he seems to like it . he came out and looks alot better 80%
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I have a 1100 pointed at the wall bouncing off to him. I forgot to add besides doing a PWC I would also run some GAC if possible for about a week.
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i run a small pouch of GAC in my refuge right befor it enters the main tank. its always there. should i always keep one in there? i though u have to have the 3 forms of filtation. mech. chem. biological?
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They are only good for about a week and then need to be changed. I only run LR and a skimmer and recently a refuge(last two yrs) for filtration.. I only run GAC if necessary.
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ok mabey i give it a try. i will take out the carbon and see what happens. thanks for the info.
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If it`s fairly new I would leave it in for a few days till your leather stops sloughing. If it`s not new I would replace it with new for a week because of the leather. Then try if you want.
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