Mushroom coral help?

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Ah we have a combination. Soft coral and fish. So it's not going to be safe for the fish to up the salinity then.

Reef tanks usually include corals and fish.

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It depends on the corals, and which reaction they're having.

Chances are your lights aren't up to much and/or the shop lights weren't either.

What lighting do you have?

In any case, these softies are honesty about the hardiest things you can keep, very robust, so they won't die. I've found ones almost transparent that have bred, budded off and ended up in total darkness. After putting then in light, they've grown into full sized mushrooms, full of colour. You just need to take it all slowly. It's like a garden, nothing good happens fast.

Also, how old is the tank? New tanks are fragile and chaotic places, over time they smooth out. Yours look quite new.
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As above, mushies are like cockroaches! i have some on liverock thats in the sump in the dark and has been nearly a week. Still out and about as if nothings changed. Infact, my salinity rocketed up to 1.030 while i was away and the only thing to suffer was an 'easy' SPS coral. Get the salinity up gradually to around the 1.025-1.026 and you will be fine! they will most likely recover.

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Reply #18

It depends on the corals, and which reaction they're having.

Chances are your lights aren't up to much and/or the shop lights weren't either.

What lighting do you have?

In any case, these softies are honesty about the hardiest things you can keep, very robust, so they won't die. I've found ones almost transparent that have bred, budded off and ended up in total darkness. After putting then in light, they've grown into full sized mushrooms, full of colour. You just need to take it all slowly. It's like a garden, nothing good happens fast.

Also, how old is the tank? New tanks are fragile and chaotic places, over time they smooth out. Yours look quite new.

Okay thanks for the help.
We have the lights that came with the tank (fluval m90) and I think they're 24K if I remember right.
The tank itself is about a year old but we had a set back with a dinoflagellate algae bloom and nitrate spike so we lost everything but the hermit crabs, cleaning shrimp and snails and started again over the last few months. The mushroom coral is the second piece we've added since the water parameters have been okay.

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Reply #19

well in theory the fluval sea lights should be more than enough for softies. Its a 25000k light.


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