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Old 01-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Hi! I started a 125 reef tank about 3 months ago. I started with a GSP and blue mushroom rock and later added a toadstool leather and hairy mushroom. My GSP has stopped growing and only about 1/4 opens. My blue mushrooms have shrunk considerably. Leather and hairy m are doing great. I have

Lighting 2 54 watt actinic white, 3 actinic blue
Ph 8.2
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0
Phosphate 0
Alk. 2.58 meq
Calcium 500

I have 5 Astraea snails and 1 bluebell snail. No fish yet. Wanted to wait until 6 months. Not feeding any supplements, but have enough filament algae to keep snails happy.

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I personally dont think your lighting is intense enough. What type lighting do you have. I have VHO`s and have 4 160 watt bulbs on my 125 and I still only have moderate lighting. That would be my concern.
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How's that alk reading compared to the last several weeks of readings? It is a bit on the low side imo. When I was having alk issues, all of my coral, including softies, did exactly as you are describing.

Lighting also seems a bit skimpy on the white side, but I will let someone else comment on that.

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Thank you! I will try both.
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Too much light , move them all the way down to your sand bed and low flow
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Should I move both or just the mushroom? I moved my power head closer to the green star polyp earlier today. Should I move it back? Thank you
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All of those corals are pretty much indestructable just put them on the lower part of your tank and low flow and you will see them pop , make sure your dosing also !
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