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Old 12-23-2011, 12:48 AM   #1
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Emergency!! What did I do?

Just did my weekly water change and all my mushrooms are spewing their guts out. What did I do wrong? What do I need to do??????
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Galaxia's doing it also
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:17 AM   #3
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mushrooms do it when stressed, check ya levels!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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Check your salinity.

Did you let the water sit before dumping it in? I've found that if I let the water sit, the salinty is higher then when i tested immediately after mixing. Maybe your salt is too high.

Please post numbers on everything. I'm pretty sure everyone needs more info to theorize what's going on.
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Yup need more numbers. Also u should siphon the water in not just dump it in, I add mine slowly to let it mix nice.
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Yup need more numbers. Also u should siphon the water in not just dump it in, I add mine slowly to let it mix nice.
I definitely agree sqasnatch. I wasn't being literal when i said "dump" it in! Who the heck just dumps their water in?! HAHA!
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Oh I bet lots of newbs are inpatient and do. I hang my pale a siphon it in with a half inch hose
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #8
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ammonia 0 , trites 0 trats .5 SG between .023 / .024
My mix sat for about 2 hours while i was picking gha off a rock, I added it the same as I always do, I pour it in slowly in the return chamber (biocube).
At first the junk hydrometer read my normal levels then it read really low , but then back to normal. I know I need to junk this thing.
Fish were fine , shrimp and crabs were out doin their thing....just all the corals went haywire spewing their guts all over, hairy mushroom puked up an amphipod etc..
Everything has retracted it guts today but everything still looks shriveled up.
So what did i do? Im thinking it had to be a salinity issue or did I set off some kind of warfare?
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I've had that happen on many occasions after doing a water change. As you said, the spewing stops and usually within a day or so they look perfectly fine again. Not sure why it happens, maybe the lack of flow while youre doing the change and the water temp/salinity or just the general feeling of the coral that something isnt as it was.

I wouldnt worry too much unless the corals dont spring back.

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I'm sure everything will be fine, however this isnt something you would want to do on a regular basis. Try mixing longer or use a different salt mix.
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