Mushroom not opening fully

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    earman88

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    I have one green 'watermelon' mushroom. Since I've got it (2-3 months ago), the thing has yet to open up fully and look good. I feel like I have moved this guy all over my tank to no avail.

    See video below (30 seconds into video) for his current location:
    10-10-2012 Aquarium Update - YouTube

    So has LR come to a consensus on mushroom placement? I was thinking medium light/low flow.. but I've even tried that. What are the chances he is sick or just a 'dud' lol.
     
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    Cheeser I Love Reefer

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    I usually put it at the bottom (low light, medium flow) maybe even give it a little shade until it opens, then move it up a bit. But yea I have one mushroom I've had for like 4 months that hasn't opened yet but all my other shrooms look great. Some just take longer than others.
     
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    Well... there's your problem :)
    A lot of soft corals and coralimorphs prefer to be left alone to make their own decisions.

    Mushrooms are the most notorious for that.
    I have always carefully planned where to put mushrooms for optimal viewing and spacing, and after a couple of weeks the suckers bail out of the colony and start growing in awkward places all over the tank but seem to be very happy.
     
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    I'll just leave him be and stop worrying about it. I might stick him somewhere out of sight and maybe as a surprise he'll spawn new ones in a few months.
     
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    I'd put him at the bottom and see what happens.
     
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