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Joe Pusdesris
07/05/2014, 09:29 PM
Well, has anyone managed to acclimate their mushrooms to very bright light? I would really like to hear people's experiences and see pictures.

Das awesome
07/08/2014, 10:22 PM
I have a random red mushroom that's doing extremely well at the top of my reef under led's.

pbft_90
07/09/2014, 05:53 PM
My purple and red do fine at the top of the tank too.

organism
07/11/2014, 06:30 PM
The ones in my avatar so great under higher lighting :)

alf03
07/11/2014, 10:42 PM
I have a few bounce shroom frags pretty high up on my frag rack...

Joe Pusdesris
07/25/2014, 09:11 PM
Hm. This is what happens to every one of my mushrooms I put in bright light. They seem to puke out all their symbionts and sometimes even disconnect from the rock. This one is a Ricordea Florida but I have seen the same with regular discosoma too. Gorgonia and Xenia don't seem to mind the light.

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Patwa
07/28/2014, 12:38 PM
i've found with a lot of mushroom species it's not the intensity of the light that really affects them, it's the amount of flow. The more turbulent and strong the flow, the less success you will have...they will eventually detach and try and find a better spot

r. yuma and r. florida IME can handle bright light (anything less than a metal halide tho), and placement higher up.

that said, i tend to keep my shrooms on the sandbed and they do fine while puffing up more than they would higher up.

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Joe Pusdesris
07/28/2014, 06:22 PM
The flow in my tank is quite low, so I don't think that explains it. I am running 5000k lighting though. I don't think mushrooms can tolerate the red very well.

organism
07/30/2014, 11:00 AM
The flow in my tank is quite low, so I don't think that explains it. I am running 5000k lighting though. I don't think mushrooms can tolerate the red very well.

5000k lighting will definitely do it, they prefer bluer lighting for sure. Also you should move them up slowly if you want them under higher light, if they start puking their guts and shriveling up then you're not acclimating them slowly enough imo.