Trouble with shrooms?

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  1. steelhead

    steelhead Astrea Snail

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    I seem to have trouble with shrooms all other corals doing great Duncan,buttons,tree,acro,torch,elegance,gorgons,xenea even had a Sebae that got so large I had to find it another home but for some reason I can't seem to get mushrooms to thrive any ideas?
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When I have had trouble with corallimorphs it was usually an issue with lighting that was too intense. Really need to know what type of corallimorph, some water chemistry.... what problem are you having? Are they floating around the tank, detaching, just disappearing, not spreading?
     
  4. steelhead

    steelhead Astrea Snail

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    Maybe lighting, using led lights. Water is fine, I don't think the others would be doing so well if it wasn't especially the Sebae that after two years just got too large. Just wish they would spread.
     
  5. Kevin_E

    Kevin_E Giant Squid

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    Define, "not doing great". Are they shriveled? Detaching?
     
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    steelhead Astrea Snail

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    Just not spreading all my other corals have noticable growth my shrooms at best stay the same as when they were bought.
     
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    If there not dying then there not doing badly. Some species will take over a tank in a few months while others will grow really slow. I grow a lot of different corals including sps, lps, and I can tell you I have 2 red mushrooms that will not spread while my ricordia has to be trimmed monthly due to such fast growth.
     
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    ivanbosk Feather Duster

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    Yeah, I have LED's too, my zoas are forests and my lps are thriving, my mushrooms just exist...
     
  10. Todd_Sails

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    Trouble with Schrooms?

    Ya know, I haven't 'done' any shrooms in well over 30 years.
    But one of the times I did do some schrooms, I literally actually saw God!

    Oh, those shrooms? Ya, I have the green striped discomas, that I thought were cool early on,
    now they're a weed, and unless I completely start over, I'll NEVER get rid of them.

    I tried zapping them with the Majano wand out club has, they grow right back.
     
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