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    Senior Member wayn496's Avatar
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    Toadstool not opening?

    I have had a couple of toadstool frags in my tank for about a month now and they have yet too open fully. They have re-attached themselves to rocks and the tops are spread like they are ready to extend their feelers but the feelers are only coming out about 1mm. I recently upgradded my lights. I now have 2X175w MH and 2X40w NO. Is this enough light for them?

    Also, should I be feeding candy canes or are they allright on their own.

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    Senior Member C-Dub's Avatar
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    my toadstools did that to. now they are growing like wild.

    i only have 80 watts of NO lighting.


    not sure about the candy cane

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    My toadstools are doing great and I only have 25 watt 50/50 and 55 watt actinics.

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    so I have more then enough light. Why are they still not open? How long did they do this for C-DUB?

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    Senior Member Gkilla's Avatar
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    yea you should have more than enough. Where did you place your toadstool? I placed mine in a place with some nice water movement, low light and it seems to really like it.

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    I have 1 about 6" from top of water under almost direct light and the other is midway in the tank pretty much under direct light aswell. Do they like a lot of flow? I thought they were low-moderate flow! Maybe they are getting too much light!!! HHMMMMM!

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    Senior Member C-Dub's Avatar
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    i have major flow almost right at my biggest frag (5-6in. in diameter) the polyps are like 2 in. even 2.5in. in some spots.

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    my other one has like no flow some time spends half the day closed up

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    ok well I guess it is time to get more flow on it. Thanks

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    give it time,nothing to worry about. it will open.

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