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Old 04-17-2007, 07:09 PM   #11
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Some of my zoos took a couple of days to fully open, and I got some green star polyps that took a full week! Mushrooms can be very variable in their size day to day, just give them time to get settled, they will be happier if you don't keep messing with them. My shrooms all attached within 2 or 3 days, sometimes faster.
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #12
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thats cool that they attach quick. i got some on rocks also that i hope grows over the rock and holds the rock in place. is that possible? and i think the packs that live aquaira sell arnt for 30g tanks lol . i got so many shrooms and polyps its not funny i guess thats a good thing mabey.. i guess i will see.
this is what i got lol
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and i think some broke apart in the bag and i have twice as many polyps.lol
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Hey could you take some pics of the shrooms and polyps. I get the drsfostersmith catalog every month and I've been looking at the 7 mushroom pack and the 5 polyp pack.

For the mushrooms, what I do is put some rubble in a plastic container (like one of those small ones you get at a deli when you want a small portion of mac and cheese or coleslwa or something like that) and then i cover the container with this red plastic mesh stuff (i don't know what it's called but it was covering the top of a box of clementines so they didn't fall out). That works for me since I cut my mushrooms every now and then.

I have some button polyps and what I did was get a dry piece of lace rock, make sure it was clean, take the polyps and dry them off then super glue them to the rock. It worked very well.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:48 PM   #14
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ok i will take some pics when they all open up.
and do u think they will over grow the rocks their on and over flow to the LR i have in my tank there for holding the rock they came on to my Live rock. i dont want to put any super glue in my tank. not saying its not a good idea. i would be way to scared of messing up and killing all my coral.
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The ones that came on rocks would be fine if you just leave them on the lr and eventually they will grow on to the lr.
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I agree with lance...if you have a couple of clear plastic containers you could put some rubble in them and put the shrooms on the rubble in the containers and set them on the sand bottom until they attach to the rock...I see one of my LFS doing this a lot with their new shrooms....that way they wont float away so easily...
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so i put the plastic container inside the tank with the mushrooms and they will grow on the LR that i put in there?
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Yes get a small plastic container (like around 4 inches high) fill the bottom with some lr rubble, then place the mushrooms on top of the rubble and put the container in the bottom of the tank. The height of the wall of the container will reduce the water flow inside the container so the shrooms wont float away into the back of the tank and you never see them again and they will safely attach to the rock.
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ok i am going throuh my shrooms and polyps now leaving the ones i want in the tank and the others in a plastic bowl at the bottom. i will post pic very soon. let te dust set and i will take some
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Wow thanks for the pics, looks good. How many of the mushrooms you got were ricordea? The one in the close up of the left side is but I cant tell from the other ones, they look like it though.
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