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    Senior Member cdn beaver's Avatar
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    First Coral

    I know its nothing to incredable, but its my first, so I thought I would take things slow and easy. They have pretty much doubled in size since I brought them home yesturday.

    I cant wait to get more!
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Setup:
    27 Gallon Saltwater tank, 110W PC Light, Seaclone 100, 5 gallon HOB Fuge,Approx. 30lbs Live rock, Aragamax sand substrate.
    Livestock:
    Tomato clown, Mandarin dragonnet, Bicolor Angel, Assorted hermits and snails, Cleaner Shrimp.
    Corals:
    Assorted mushrooms, Zoanthids, Finger Leather.

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    Senior Member Fisherman's Avatar
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    i love red mushrooms.. and its a start to a very expensive and addictive hobbie lol..

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    Nice shrooms If you treat em right, you will be rewarded with a little colony of your own in a relatively short time

    That being said, if you get impatient you can always frag em up

    Good luck!
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    Nice shrooms...congrats!

    Is that green hair algae behind it? If so, keep on eye on it...it can quickly grow out of control.
    Regards,
    Patrick.
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    Yes that is indeed hair algae. I finally seem to have it under control, and I believe its on the decline.

    Is there anything special that I should do to take care of the shrooms? I feed mysis shrimp and cyclopeze every second day, and I suppliment with Reef complete calcium to keep the calcium levels up. Is there anything else I should be doing?

    Thanks.
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Setup:
    27 Gallon Saltwater tank, 110W PC Light, Seaclone 100, 5 gallon HOB Fuge,Approx. 30lbs Live rock, Aragamax sand substrate.
    Livestock:
    Tomato clown, Mandarin dragonnet, Bicolor Angel, Assorted hermits and snails, Cleaner Shrimp.
    Corals:
    Assorted mushrooms, Zoanthids, Finger Leather.

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    From PetEduction.com:
    Family: Actinodiscidae/Discosomatidae
    Range: Indo-Pacific, South Pacific
    Color Form: Brown, Tan, Green, Red, Blue
    Ideal Supplements: Calcium, Iodine, Strontium, Trace elements
    Reef Compatible: Yes
    Tank Conditions: 72-78F; sg 1.023-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4
    Water Flow: Low to Medium
    Light: Medium
    Dominance: Semi-aggressive
    Placement: All levels
    Care Level: Easy


    Regarding the hair algae, I put in a Lawnmower Blenny in my tank to get it under control. I also only use distilled water (don't have a RO/DI unit yet). My tank was infested with the stuff two months ago...it's all gone now.
    Regards,
    Patrick.
    Ottawa (Orleans), Ontario
    Yahoo IM: pwallnfld

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    Thats great to hear, and Thank you for the info.
    Cheers,
    Mark

    Setup:
    27 Gallon Saltwater tank, 110W PC Light, Seaclone 100, 5 gallon HOB Fuge,Approx. 30lbs Live rock, Aragamax sand substrate.
    Livestock:
    Tomato clown, Mandarin dragonnet, Bicolor Angel, Assorted hermits and snails, Cleaner Shrimp.
    Corals:
    Assorted mushrooms, Zoanthids, Finger Leather.

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    Hey - the first coral is always special, doesn't matter what it is. Your mushrooms look great, nice colour and very healthy. Now you're hooked though. Do you have any idea how addictive this hobby can be?
    Susan

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    Nice shrooms.
    Flame is right the first coral is very special, and you chose a good one to start with.
    "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
    - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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    Hey! These were my first coral too! And I still have them almost three years later. I feed mine Phyto-Plancton, they just love it! Take good care of them and they will spread!
    :fish3:Piatchie:fish3:

    Why is it called "cargo" when it goes by ship, and "shipment" when it goes by car?

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