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Old 02-15-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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Moving mushrooms

I've got about 25 mushrooms of various sizes on one piece of rock.....any ideas how to get some of thm off? My brother has his tank going and I'd like to give him some. TIA

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Some times you can take a credit card and scrape them at the bottom and they`ll come off. If the rock gets crowded they will fall off by themselves.
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I agree with Melosu. You can try and to pry it away by chipping away the rock too. Butting a rock against them and letting them spread naturally.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:44 AM   #4
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i got to agree with devil. i had shrooms in my 55g and had to take down dew to moving. in witch i had 4 shroom i had to move to move. i placed a few med size peices of lr beside them and prayed they would move befor i had to remove the tank. 3 of them did move thank god but 1 was to darn stubern so i used the credit card trick. hes ok now but i guess it stressed it out or something it took about a month to get its color back.
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Just thinkin... I have 3 tanks. Do u guys recomend getting a rock with mushrooms.. And letting them spread onto other rocks and spread those rocks around in my 3 tanks... or do you suggest buying 3 seperate rocks with mushroooms.

Is there any other corals you can do this?... xenia maybe? Zoos?
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I would just get one rock and let them spread. I started with one mushroom and have since sold hundreds to my LFS and they are all over my tank. Here is one rock I have not sold yet. And all this from one mushroom.
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Holy cow! How long did that take!!?
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2 yrs on that rock. 4or 5 yrs on the ones that I sold to the LFS. The rock in the pic keeps dropping off Mushrooms because it`s too crowded and they move to other rocks. They grow very fast in the right conditions.
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That is awesome I definatly wannt to add mushrooms to my new jbj 12 gallon!
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Go for it but just remember they are very prolific and could overtake a small tank like that. You`ll need to take out and sell them to your LFS as they multiply.
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