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Old 09-22-2006, 07:14 AM   #1
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I have a problem with shrooms taking over my tanks. Anyone have experience with a method of erradicating them? I have tried pulling them, squishing them, etc but it only seems to further their growth. Has anyone tried injecting them with something that would actually kill them? I have dozens and dozens of the green shroom variety and I believe I have decided to eliminate them. They have grown to be 'pest' proportions.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:42 AM   #2
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Why don't you ship some to others who'll pay for the shipping??
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Old 09-22-2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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I sell them to my LFS for big money. I just took two rocks full of them to him two days ago and got 100.00 for them. If you only knew how bad people wanted them. I bought me a purple brain with that 100.00 and some zoos just for some mushrooms. I would also consider posting on the barter/trade forum to get rid of them and help your own tank out with some new corals. Good luck
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Wish you were closer because I'd love to take some from you if you really wanted to get rid of them that bad!
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Old 09-23-2006, 12:36 AM   #5
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Put halides on the tank. That got rid of mine
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the 2 LFS in my area don't care anything for them. As for the halides, I have a 150 HQI over my 29. They do grow a little slower in there, but are still taking over that side of the tank. Ive got to find a way to kill off these things or they will smother my other polyps/corals. I have pulled dozens off my rocks and given them to one of the local fish marine/reef clubs..Theres only so much people are willing to take I guess.
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That`s a shame because my lfs is always calling and begging me for mine. Did you try the Barter/Trade forum.
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Old 09-23-2006, 02:51 PM   #8
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You want to ship me some? I'll pay for shipping. I wish I had more that could handle the stronger lights.
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I will send you as much as you like. They are pretty tough. My params run something like Am 0, trite 0, trate < 5 Phos <.025, ca ~ 400 and alk 7 to 8dkh. Havent checked mg lately since I've stepped up my water changes I figure its good. Temp in my tank runs from about 78 - 80. Flow where the shrooms are infesting is medium to low or none and light ranges from top of reef to sand under 220W 03 VHO and 220W 10k VHO. I'll post a shot of them tomorrow *if* I can find my freggin batteries, but I would be happy to send a batch where ever provided shipping is paid for.
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Nuke the rocks. Take them out and stick them in the microwave for 15 seconds. It will kill the rock too but you won't have to get rid of rockas you seel off your shrooms.
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