LR came with mushrooms, will they make it?

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  1. Dlaria

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    Got some more LR today. One piece has several red mushrooms on it, and what looks like a little tree (lavender with tan branches). This tank's only 4 weeks done. Any way I can nurse the mushrooms along, so I don't lose them?
     
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  3. Tony

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    Good lighting, fish poop and food will keep them going and probably get them multiplying. A pic would be nice to see all the stuff you have on the rock
     
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    mushrooms nad zoanthids are known to be hady corals so i am sure they will be fine. your tank hasny shown any major swings during its cycle as i recall so I am sure the shriooms will be fine so long as they get some light and flow around them. dont deliberatley add LS yet, but those hitchikers should be fine:).....now that you have your first corals we need pics!
     
  5. Dlaria

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    Ok, I posted some pics. Not very good, with the cell phone. :p I need to at a minimum, double my LR.[​IMG]
     
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    As Crispin said, they will be fine as long as they have light and flow. I bought rocks with polyps and mushrooms on and gone through the whole cycle and they all survived. :blush:
     
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    Its hard to kill a mushroom! Trust me, accidently tried to and it just grew back :whistling:
     
  8. KeeganP

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    :lol::lol::lol: Trust you to do something like that... :tt2:
     
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    lol well I took the rock out of the water and thought it was an aiptasia so I squirted it with boiling water :whistling: .. Then it opened up and died.. guts and stuff came out.. I felt bad lol but theres a new shroom there now.. Im telling you, you cant kill those things!
     
  10. coswecanfly

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    4 week old tank and you have a tang in there... :eek: I'd be more worried about him than the shrooms...
     
  11. Dlaria

    Dlaria Thread Starter

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    I listened to someone from a chain pet store. :p

    So far so good. I got some biofilter squeezings, some established live rock and some established tank water from a real LFS. I've yet to see amonia, but got a small/moderate spike in nitrates and nitrites this morning, after putting in quite a few more live rocks out of the tank at the LFS. (I should have scrubbed them first.)

    I also caught my son feeding the fish. Apparently he started doing that without my knowing. Like feeding them every day! Not good for a new tank.

    I'm watching nitrates/nitrites close, changing H20 & hitting the tank with a neutralizer; if I see a spike coming.

    Things should be a bit easier when the new hob refugeum and big skimmer come. I'll get some macro algae and live sand for the bottom of it.

    I got the extra little shrooms, because the LFS fellow wasn't working yesterday, and the gals filling in let me pick my own rocks. :)
     
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    Good to know you're aware of it... Just keep an eye and maybe get a contact with an established tank for a backup just in case so you can leave the fish there if you pick up trouble... Have fun... :thumbup:
     
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