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    Default watermelon mushrooms wont grow

    I'm kinda sorta new to the reef seen and a vetran to freshwater so basically when I first started I bought a mushroom frag with 3 shrooms on the rock later on added other soft corals to the tank its been bout 2 months now and everything else has grown very well but all the change I can notice to the mushrooms as that they have grown from dime size to nickel size but have not split/spread there in a low flow area with low/moderate light I heard they grow faster than anything so plz help also all water specs are in check and theres no coral next to them or anything
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    It takes time for Corals to Settle In.

    With a New Tank you probably have Low Nutrients.

    Mushrooms do grow Super Fast for Some People but not Everybody.

    I would Feed Them Reef Roids and Raise your Nitrates.

    That will help alot with Softies Like Mushrooms.

    They Prefer "Dirty Water"

    I Feed my Corals 3 Times a Week.

    I Feed 4 Different Foods to my Corals

    1. Reef Roids
    2. BRS Reef Chili
    3. Seachem AquaVitro Fuel (Vitamin and Ammino Acid Supplement)
    4. Larry's Reef Frenzy Frozen Food (LRS)


    Here is my Feeding Schedule

    Tuesday -

    - Reef Roids
    - BRS Reef Chili
    - Seachem AquaVitro Fuel (Vitamin and Ammino Acid Supplement)

    I mix all 3 Together in some Tank Water

    Friday -

    - Reef Roids
    - BRS Reef Chili
    - Seachem AquaVitro Fuel (Vitamin and Ammino Acid Supplement)

    I mix all 3 Together in some Tank Water

    Sunday -

    - Larry's Reef Frenzy Frozen Food (LRS)

    LRS is more for my Acans and Chalices which I Target Feed after Chopping it Up Fine with a Razor Blade but there are Fine Particle Coral Foods in LRS that the Mushrooms can Use though.

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    k will check into that thanks

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    Your Welcome

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    as far as nitrates I'm runnin 20-40ppm depending on waterchange time how high r u saying to go

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    Sounds Perfect.

    I wouldn't go Higher than 40

    Coral Growth can Take Time.

    Every Tank is Different and it is in a New Enviornment.

    The Coral Needs to Adjust.

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