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Old 02-23-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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I love mushroom corals. However.....they have taken over. Can anyone suggest a way to either remove, or kill these critters. I've got a 300, with all kinds of corals, and it's gotten to the point where I need to trim them out to protect the sps. I've repeatedly sold mushrocks back to LFS. Getting em off the glass is no problem, but the rock....aaarggh. Such a double edged sword...the aquarium in doing great, but the slow growers (sps) are losing the battle.

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Old 02-24-2008, 03:37 PM   #2
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I have them all over in my tank also but I sell them to my LFS. He pays pretty good money for them also. You could also sell them on this site. The barter or trade area would be a good area to sell them. I`m sure there are folks that would buy them. You can see them all over my tank. I`ve made hunderds off mine.

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I've sold them as well, and you're right, it's a profitable venture. But my problem is getting them off large rocks. I have a 300, and some of the rocks are huge, with other corals on them. So I can't simply take out the rock and sell it to LFS. I'm looking for a way to romove mushrooms invading on my sps. I don't even mind killing the mushroom, as long as nothing else is harmed.

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I don't even mind killing the mushroom, as long as nothing else is harmed.

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I've never had a reason to try it, but I would guess Joe's Juice (aiptasia eliminator) would do the trick. If it didn't kill it outright, I'm sure it'd shrivel it up right quick.
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JJ will kill your mushrooms or zoas that you don't want (yikes!!!!!) The way I remove mushrooms from rocks that I can't take out of the tank is to chip away the rock with a flat head screwdriver. By doing this I can usually clear an area up pretty quickly. I don't have the issue of them all over the place but I have had some in areas that I would rather they not be. IF you can get to them try chipping the rock a bit, when I say chip I mean very very gently.

If you have to Joe's Juice will work...
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I've heard of success in eliminating soft corals with Calcium Hydroxide injections (heated a possibility). Joe's Juice is just Calcium Hydroxide so why not save yourself some cash and purchase a small tub of CaOH2.
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