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Old 11-19-2015, 09:12 AM   #1
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Ok, so i have had my reef tank set up for nearly 2 years now. And finally i think i have the hang of it! All my sps is growing really well (even seriatopora) and lps is doing well, along with healthy fish of course!
However when i bought the tank with the rock etc 2nd hand. One rock had a couple of these red and green mushrooms! As a novice i thought great!
Well of course now they are everywhere! They look nice as fillers, however i would ideally like to get rid of them all and have an sps and lps doninant tank!
Can anyone help me? Can i bleach rock work etc?
However please dont say send them to me! As i don't really consider this an option!
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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Yea, you can bleach the rock work, but you'd have to do it one piece at a time, being as you already have fish in the tank, you can't kill all the bacteria off all the rock at the same time, you'll send the tank back to a full cycle.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:08 AM   #3
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Ok, just soak the rock in bleach? Then rinse it off and straight back into tank?


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You could just treat the mushrooms like you would aiptasia.
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Yea but there are so many of them?! How do you treat aptasia?


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Injecting with boiling lemon juice could work, but I'm thinking more of covering them in a kalk paste. You could pull them off as well.


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Get a expensive laser and just shoot them.
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:24 AM   #8
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If i pull them off they just regrow! And ill try the boiling lemon!
If i go with bleaching the rock, once bleached and rinsed can i return rock to dt, for should i cure it in a separate tank


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Whenever I get a bunch of mushroom I sell them to the LFS. They pay good for them too.. Try that instead of killing them. Maybe advertise in craigslist or something.
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Remember Lemon is REALLY acidic and can cause your tanks alk and ph to swing if you put enough in there. I used lemon juice in my display to kill apastia and it worked awesome! It also killed the $100 blasto colony right beside them (not so awesome). Maybe do one every other day or so. Just a suggestion.
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