Tank over run with hairy mushrooms.

Discussion in 'Soft Corals' started by Greg9MM, Dec 27, 2014.

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  1. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    I have hundreds of them and they have taken over my tank. I am looking for suggestions on how to cut them back. I tried using a scissor to cut the ones that were encroaching on other corals but it just shrivels up and I get nowhere. Any ideas?
     
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  3. ingtar_shinowa

    ingtar_shinowa Giant Squid

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    use a razor blade and tongs then kalk the base
     
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  4. Ocean passion

    Ocean passion Plankton

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    Just use a razor blade. Slide it horizontally up under neath and cut it off at the base. Now there is a chance that the left over tissue may regrow into a new shroom. However if this happens just cut it off again. Theres no need to caulk anything. FYI if you place the cut mushrooms in a low flow environment with Rubble Rock it will attach itself again. At which point you trade the mushrooms frag to a LFS for credit.
     
  5. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    Thanks for the help guys.
    As for trading the mushrooms, I cant even give them away. lol
     
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    If you kalk the base after you cut the mushroom then it won't grow back so I agree with Alex and would take his advice if your trying to rid that area of mushrooms. Kalk meaning Kalkwasser paste.
     
  7. Greg9MM

    Greg9MM Skunk Shrimp

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    To be honest, I am lazy and the spot that I wanted to get too was too tough to use a blade to cut the base. I the shroom with a scraper until it closed almost all the way up. I then kalked it and I think it worked. Thnks for the help.
     
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  9. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    If you're looking to give them away, Im your guy! Feel free to PM me. Im not sure where in Jersey you are but I have been known to make road trips there for tank stuff!