mushrooms not opening

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  1. danimal

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    hey guys

    interesting problem with my mushrooms. the purple ones I got a few weeks ago are flourishing, they have literally tripled in size. About 10 days ago I got another rock with some green shrooms on it, and they have basically stayed the same size. The rocks are next to each other in a low flow area, so I'm not sure why one would flourish and the other not?

    Water prams are perfect.

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    these guys are hundreds

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    these green ones have stayed like this for over a week.
     
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  3. ed

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    think u should just give them more time, they should b fine, might still b adjusing
     
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    nice to see the other ones look good!!
     
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    What lighting do you have them under?

    I find mine dig a little shade....
     
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    they're under 4*39W T5s, 2 white 2 actinic

    ill try them in the shade, see what happens
     
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    yeah i bet you're happy ;) and the hydnophora's doing really well too! :)
     
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    i had the same problem with the same ones, i moved them around and now they opened and huge, i found mine liked a more shaded area and from a 10c coin size are now R5 size
     
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    cool, when i get home they're going straight under the arch :)
     
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    mine have some indirect light, just not under the lights
     
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    just had a look at your thread, those shrooms are awesome :)
     
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    How the shrooms doing dude?
     
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    hmm well they seem to be staying pretty much the same size... Ive moved them to a more shady spot (not complete shade, but rather in indirect light) and low flow, but they just staying the same. on the plus side they're not dying. i really dont understand it, the other mushrooms have quadrupled in size. maybe this species is just taking longer to settle, or was a bit sick to begin with. will wait and see:thumbup:
     
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    Fantastic Dan! Patience is really a FANTASTIC virtue mate!
     
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    lol, thanks jacques! im slowly figuring that out as we go along... i figure if they're not dead or dying, just leave them be and they will sort themselves out. i know my water is fine (bar my mishap last week... :whistling: but that's sorted now! ;) )
     
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    noticed this morning that the shrooms are looking a tad happier, albeit they seem to be changing colour - normal?

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    Interesting, I'm having a similar problem with 2 different types of mushrooms in my tank, they stay small and don't open up, I'll try move them a bit.
     
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    Yup, they go a metallic bluey color when happy


    interesting thing dean. i find that the purple mushrooms can tolerate far more flow and light than the green striped ones - but that said, they still prefer indirect light and mine were definately at their best when i was running 3 x 54W T5's (2 x actinic and 1 x 10 000K )
     
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    the shrooms on the side of the rock closer to the camera have increased in size quite a bit - will post a pic in the morning :)
     
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    glad you are getting the shroomers right!!:p
     
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    I have the same shrooms...

    And they also didnt open up nicely. When i dosed iodine... check the difference... Will take another pic tonight. They Massive!!!

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