Toadstool opening but not standing up

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  1. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    I bought a toadstool about a week ago. Its opening up but not standing, its laying kinda on its side.
    I have a 150 high reef with kessel 350w lights. The coral is on the sand bed right now. Should I move it up to mid way or just let it go and see what happens?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Mr. Bill

    Mr. Bill Native Floridian

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    How much flow do you have in that area? IMOPE, toadstools are relatively adaptable where light is concerned, but prefer fairly strong current- around 35 - 40x. Stress will make them close, but they tend to droop or slouch with inadequate flow.
     
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  4. Gabby

    Gabby Spaghetti Worm

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    I had the same problem with a toadstool I've had for 5 years. It always seemed like the "stem" was too weak to support the head. I tried many different light/flow combinations, but nothing worked, so I finally decided to cut off the top, leaving about an inch of stem, and placed it in a hole in my rocks. Now I have two toadstools that stand up just fine :)
     
  5. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    Mr. Bill there isn't much flow at all. The area I put it in there are a few colonies of frogspawn the I just fragged. Maybe I will move it to another area with some more flow.
     
  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    ^ :). Stronger flow and or lop it off, if increasing the flow does not do the trick.