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Old 08-15-2013, 04:56 PM   #131
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Mushrooms are super easy. GSP, many zoas, Xenia, maybe a frogspawn. Some of these corals can grow like weeds, but they grow easily and that's what you want right now.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #132
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Mushrooms are super easy. GSP, many zoas, Xenia, maybe a frogspawn. Some of these corals can grow like weeds, but they grow easily and that's what you want right now.
I've heard that mushrooms grow like wildfire and dominate everything in the tank. Is that true?
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Depends on the shroom. Mostly, yes.
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If its "easy" it grows fast.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:06 PM   #135
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If its "easy" it grows fast.
Cool. What happens down the road, though, if I wanna get more complicated, but the tank has mushrooms everywhere? Just trying to think ahead....
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #136
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Cool. What happens down the road, though, if I wanna get more complicated, but the tank has mushrooms everywhere? Just trying to think ahead....
I may not be the guy to answer that.

Use sacrificial rocks to let it grow onto.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:23 PM   #137
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I may not be the guy to answer that.

Use sacrificial rocks to let it grow onto.
That does look good, though!
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That does look good, though!
Yes, my reef is covered 95% solid coral. They have developed zones they grow in and small boundaries of "no mans land." It has been fascinating to watch it happen.
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I had a great experience tonight. Might be common place to you folks running saltwater tanks for a long time, but it was cool to me... And even cooler to watch my son see it.

I added shells to the tank for the hermit crabs this afternoon thinking we would probably never actually "see" one move. Well, low and behold, tonight my little boy and I were sitting in front of the tank when one of the scarlet hermits grabbed itself a bigger shell, pulled himself out of the old one, and took on the new one! My son said, "Daddy did you see that? He just took that other shell." He went on and on... Called his mom into the room to see what happened, too.

I'm so glad I did this!
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That is cool, I have had ~12 hermits for a year now and haven't seen this,I have tons of empty shells. I'm just not lucky I guess. I'm glad your boy saw it.
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