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Jon0807
09/12/2017, 09:21 PM
I have this ricordea that seems to be doing fine. Color is good and seems to be growing. I currently have my Kessil set to ramp up from 9am to a peak at 1pm (50/60) then back down. When the lights starts to get to the peak, the edges of the mushroom seems to be stretching twords the lights. I'm not sure if they are too bright, or too low. Normally the edges are flat on the frag plug and everything seems ok. Any ideas?

This is when the lights are low
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4430/36800071060_d72cbe9efe_z.jpg

And this is when the lights are at it's peak
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4353/37055530251_d8ee831806_z.jpg

tjm9331
09/13/2017, 11:06 AM
I'm fairly certain this is normal for Rics, mine do the same thing no matter where they are placed in the tank.

Jon0807
09/13/2017, 12:19 PM
I'm fairly certain this is normal for Rics, mine do the same thing no matter where they are placed in the tank.

OK that's good to hear. I never saw them do this even at the lfs so I wasn't sure

Krzydmnd
09/13/2017, 01:04 PM
I just added my first three Ricordea over the weekend and have been watching them (too) closely myself. I've noticed that they will reach, lift and fold throughout the day, but in general look puffy, bright and healthy so I stopped worrying too much after day 4.

Jon0807
09/13/2017, 01:34 PM
I thought it was too much flow at first, then I noticed they would lay flat eventually. I've had it in the tank for about 3 weeks now and it does it every day. Guess I can safely stop worrying for now