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iflytoohigh
06/30/2006, 01:43 AM
I'm a beginner and still in search of information:


what particular types of shrooms would be good for a beginner?

with the tank setup i have, i'm going to need something that is ok with low light and low flow. any specific suggestions for a species that would do fine under those conditions?


thanks

cbashaw
06/30/2006, 06:15 AM
Almost any shrooms should be fine except ricordeas. When I was first starting out I found that the hairy green mushrooms were very easy to keep under almost any conditions.

If you provide more info about your tank specs we could help you more.

iflytoohigh
06/30/2006, 10:54 AM
i have a 3 gallon pico. 9 watt PC 50/50 , HOB filter ( no filter, just for movement )
http://www.subcultpop.com/stuff/frontview.jpg

batguano
06/30/2006, 01:54 PM
I have had good luck with mushrooms of the Rhodactis genus, but you will want to place them on top of your rocks as close to the light as possible. I agree with cbashaw that any of the corallimorphs will do ok in that set up, but I would stick to the inexpensive Rhodactis and Discosomas, start with just a couple and see how it goes. Good luck.

pembroke
06/30/2006, 05:46 PM
Stick to slow growing varieties. I bought plain purple mushrooms and they are just about the only thing in my tank now.

MegaPods
07/01/2006, 01:26 AM
purple and melon mushrooms are the best IMO

cbashaw
07/02/2006, 08:06 PM
Megapods is right about the melon mushrooms they will grow anywhere.