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SaltwaterTeen

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I have a hard time getting my toadstools to stay! I have mounded them with glue, and they keep falling off! I put on a rubber band over one of them that had the longer stems, and rubberbanded it to the little piece of live rock. The other doesnt have much of a stem, Im thinking about cutting up my old fish catching net (That I used to use on the aquarium, but now has holes) and glue the edges on to the rock, so its basically holding down the toadstool, but I was wondering if I could cut tiny slits so the toadstools polyps can come out. Also, willl the rubber band hurt it? It has its polyps out amd looking good.
 

wrightme43

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I always used rubber bands, or a plastic bowl filled with live rock rubble and let them grow on the rock by themselves. Curt shared using hair net with a rubberband holding it down to the rock so the coral can grow through it easy. HTH Steve
 

mfinn

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Try trapping the stem between two pieces of live rock and then holding it all together with a rubber band. Works for me most of the time.
 

SaltwaterTeen

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I have mine rubberbanded to one rock. The other doesnt have a stem, can I put a net over it and rubberband down the net? Will it prevent the polyps from comming out? Will not having its polyps comming out hurt it?
 

SaltwaterTeen

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My toadstool is doing fine, I rubberbanded its stalk to a piece of liverock, and it is perfectly done, so the coral wont slip out, or if it swells, it wont get cut! :D its polyps are starting to open up which is a good sign :D
 
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