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Old 11-21-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Thinking about adding mushrooms..

I started about 7 months ago and everything is going great. I started with my 150 gallon FOWLR. Now I want to try easy soft coral. I have 150 pounds of base rock and about 40 pounds of live rock. The base rock is turning already pretty nicely. I have. 1 flame angel, a coral beauty, 3 chromis, snowflake clown and a black and white clown. Tank parameters are great but nitrate is at about 5. Would it be ok to try mushrooms and polyps?
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Your angels might pick on them, some do. What lighting do you have. If your lights are okay, I'd give it a try. Shrooms are fairly forgiving coral.

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Your angels might pick on them, some do. What lighting do you have. If your lights are okay, I'd give it a try. Shrooms are fairly forgiving coral.

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I have a marine land reef capable led system.
Basically mushrooms are low light and low water flow type of creatures,..I'm sure your lighting system would be fine for now,..keep the mushrooms towards the bottom of your tank
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Basically mushrooms are low light and low water flow type of creatures,..I'm sure your lighting system would be fine for now,..keep the mushrooms towards the bottom of your tank
Thanks.. Just wanted to add some color to the tank. Are they sensitive to nitrate? Are they can take it being 5 to 10?
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mushrooms are great corals but watch out with the angels
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Thanks.. Just wanted to add some color to the tank. Are they sensitive to nitrate? Are they can take it being 5 to 10?
Don't think that'll be a problem,...as stated by others,..watch out for the angels,..maybe they'll touch them ,..maybe they won't
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Thanks.. Just wanted to add some color to the tank. Are they sensitive to nitrate? Are they can take it being 5 to 10?
Shrooms and zoas are fairly tolerant. You should be fine with nitrates < 10.

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I have a marine land reef capable led system.
Unfortunately the reviews on this lighting systems say they aren't as good as they claim to be. You should be fine to keep shrooms and other low light corals. I would be cautious of any corals that require more light though.

Also as people have stated your angels may or may not nip at corals.

5ppm of nitrate shouldn't be a problem with shrooms.
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Thanks. All I want is soft coral. To start. I know I will have to change a lot if I want to go to Sps and Lps.
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