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Old 11-06-2010, 03:12 PM   #1
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mushroom corals that are overtaking the tank

I have several mushroom corals that are overtaking the tank and it's time to get rid of them becasue they are killing other corals. I've tried many ways to control or kill them and I haven't had much luck. I've tried cutting them and growing them on other rocks to sell but I usually end up butchering the mushroom. Ideally, I'd take the live rock to a LFS and try to trade for new rock without mushrooms, but I really like the rockscape I have now and the LFS didn't sound too enthused about taking THAT much rock and mushrooms. I thought I'd put the rock in fresh water with no light, heat, or current to kill off the mushrooms. Approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of my rocks overgrown with mushrooms and would like to do them all at once if possible. My questions are:
1) How long should I leave them in freshwater to kill off the mushrooms?
2) Would I have to "re-cure" the rock afterwards?
3) How long could I keep that much rock out of the display tank without throwing the water chemistry and biofilter off in the tank to where it would harm the things I want to keep?
3a) Would I need to do more regular water changes to make up for the
reduction in LR and biofilter?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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I`ve heard taking an old credit card and trying to scrape it off the rock will work.
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Do you have a lfs that would give credit for your rock and mushrooms. Then you could get credit for more live rock and then you dont kill the mushrooms.
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Yes, I asked about both cash and credit for the rocks. They already had several rocks with mushrooms on them and didn't feel the need for more. I've tried to scrape them off with a scraper and even a wire brush and they still came back.
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you can kalk paste them. kill them off like aptasia.
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I tried Joe's Juice (I think it's the same as kalk paste). Unless I did it wrong, it didn't phase them. It looked like they spit it out.
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hmm...i have never tried joes juice, but i have use kalkwasser paste on many occasions. i have never seen a coral or pest anemone live through a nice dose of it.
mushrooms will grow back if there is just a little tiny bit of it remaining, so what i would suggest is to scrape off the shroom and put the kalk paste on the remaining stump.
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Mushrooms

I had the same problem until my mushrooms began to shrink and really I miss them now. I don't know what happened to them. Water parameters are fine with no phosphates, nitrates, nitrites, temp. etc. Other corals are doing fine, maybe they are just too old and need to be replaced. What I can't find any longer is a product made in Germany called "essential elements" that made the mushrooms grow wild. If any one remembers this product I will be must glad. Thanks.
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Never mind..the product comes from Tropic Marin.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:24 AM   #10
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So kalkwasser paste is not the same as Joe's Juice?
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