Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-09-2004, 08:59 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 658
Toadstool is killin me....

Ok.... My toadstool hasn't been doing well with my various "mounting" methods.... so I decided to just bury is trunk in the sand a little..... the thing is he just keeps bending downward... like he's pissed at me or something...... I think I see a few very small signs of necrosis.... he's only been in the tank a few days..... I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas???? Maybe TOO much light???? I've got'em on the bottom of my 55gal and am using 4x65 PC lighting..................................... please help
__________________

__________________
c0mf0rt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 09:09 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 776
Thats no where near as much light I have I have 550watts in my 55, LOL. I dont know why it isnt doing fine. What are your alk and calcium levels? I found out that alk is very important when it comes to corals
__________________

__________________
SaltwaterTeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2004, 10:11 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cleveland, Oh. USA
Posts: 2,158
Send a message via AIM to ReefRaff Send a message via MSN to ReefRaff Send a message via Yahoo to ReefRaff
I have also heard that some PO4 removers can hinder these guy's.
ReefRaff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 01:18 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
MarineFlake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Tn
Posts: 816
I have a toadstool (Can check out my gallery). When 1st introduced in the tank, it will bend to one side a bit typically and begin a molt process (Might notice some red/deep red at the base to mid section). 2 to 4 days later he should be upright and you should see some 'snot' looking material coming off of him. This is normal and happens every so often. You can expect he will cycle through this as he adapts to the new environment. 260w (About 4.5w/g) should do in a 55, though you don't mention your lighting specs (2 x actinic 03's? 2 x Actinic white? etc) so hard to say if you have the right kind of lighting. No tag line, so I can't tell if this is your 1st coral or what. However, before you run out and start treating the tank for untested problems, you should check your parms. As for too much light, I run 440w over my 75G (Again, see gallery) and as you can see, he's all about some actinic 440w light, so your not in jeporday of 'over' lighting. How big is this guy? Was it mounted to start with? One of thie biggest probs with leather corals is that they will expand and contract (ne1 ever try to glue finger leather..pfe, pain in arse) and can negate glueing efforts. Rubber bands will sometimes only cause them to start to divide once they expand again. I have not personally tried this but you can try nylons (Or similar). Cut some nylons so the base rock and the coral will fit, but tight enough to keep him from getting too far off the rock, if at all. You can then rubber band the nylon around the two and he should be able to still get light. I have seen this suggested elsewhere, but I have never tried it. Although, if you have been messing with this guy a good bit recently, best to just let him sit a week or so. Once he starts perking up, you can have another go at him!
Best of luck!
__________________
To fail to plan is to plan to fail.
MarineFlake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 01:26 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 658
I've got 2x65 actinics and 2x65 10,000k on all day.... I have been moving him around alot lately..... I finally just moved him to a spot with medium flow and used a rubber band.... hopefully he won't split... I'm sure the coral is tired of all the stress... he's going to stay there permanently .... no more moving around..... I guess he'll just take a while to settle in... when I picked him up he was attached to a rock and a few smaller pebbles... I got him with the pebbles and there is still one attached to the base...... at this point he's about half way up my tank and doing alright.... the polyps come out... they're awful small though... and don't seem to come out around the center of the "shroom".... I'll just give him a while.... and keep my fingers crossed.......One other thing.... with my other corals, (shrooms) they show evidence of zooplanx with the actinics but I don't see any of that on the toadstool.... should I ???????
__________________
c0mf0rt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 01:39 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
MarineFlake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Tn
Posts: 816
Again, just give him a couple weeks of peace and quiet. If the polyps are extending, your doing fine. Over the next couple days you should see more and more if hes on the upswing from his acclimation. Best thing is to just let him be for now.
__________________
To fail to plan is to plan to fail.
MarineFlake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 07:23 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 658
Kewl. Thanks.
__________________
c0mf0rt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2004, 08:59 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
MarineFlake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Memphis, Tn
Posts: 816
Rather than keep bumping this thread, shoot me a message, id be interested to see how your patient comes out ; )
__________________

__________________
To fail to plan is to plan to fail.
MarineFlake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
toad, tool

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ToadStool Help!! nycfatcow Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 9 11-11-2005 02:14 PM
Brown Algae on Sand -- Killin' Me -- OUCH aquafreak Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 09-10-2005 04:40 PM
Really Scary Toadstool, is my toadstool Dying? HELP evenings Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 3 10-22-2004 09:38 AM
What should I do about this Toadstool? Help if possible gump3842k Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 3 05-15-2004 01:19 PM
whats killin my turbo's? TriggerHappy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 01-12-2004 09:48 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.