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Old 02/11/2019, 08:38 PM   #1
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Tank overtaken by mushrooms

My 265 had a crash years ago that almost ended our hobby together. That being said I kept it going just barely for the next few years with rare water changes and poor maintenance. So of course now that I'm trying to get it back in shape I am filled to the gills with red and blue mushrooms. I know there aren't any fish will get rid of them and I don't want to pull the rock . My idea is to increase the flow . Does anyone think this will work ?


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Old 02/11/2019, 08:41 PM   #2
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Old 02/12/2019, 12:04 AM   #3
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My 265 had a crash years ago that almost ended our hobby together. That being said I kept it going just barely for the next few years with rare water changes and poor maintenance. So of course now that I'm trying to get it back in shape I am filled to the gills with red and blue mushrooms. I know there aren't any fish will get rid of them and I don't want to pull the rock . My idea is to increase the flow . Does anyone think this will work ?
Personally, I think it's a sweet looking tank... but that's just me. �� Add some fish and forgettaboutit. You want to send me a few rocks covered with mushrooms, I'll pay extra for shipping.


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Old 02/12/2019, 08:10 AM   #4
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Thanks but I'm looking for more of a mixed coral look . If you live in Richmond VA I'd give you some. But I don't sell or ship. See next pic of what it used to look like


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Old 02/12/2019, 08:10 AM   #5
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Old 02/12/2019, 06:57 PM   #6
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Looks nice. Trade the rocks out for new ones. You could probably get $60 a rock or more depending on how many shrooms are on the rock


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Old 02/13/2019, 02:13 PM   #7
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One mans garbage is another mans treasure!
Do you know that blue mushrooms, especially yours, go for 20 bucks each up in the north.
I wish I had such a problem!

I also like the palys or zoos you have in the back top right.....


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Old 02/13/2019, 08:27 PM   #8
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Thanks, the top right is just another nightmare for me . Common green button polyps. I switched tanks about 15 years ago from a 135 . The entire back glass was covered with them . My problem is that most of my rock is very large pieces so I can't pull it out piece by piece.plus I really don't have a place that I can take them to.


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Old 02/14/2019, 06:16 AM   #9
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With those kind of softies, I would see it as an opportunity to keep some cool 'coral-risky' fish in an attractive lush tank. The 265 gallon volume would mean you could keep some nice angels and butterfly fish. There are two tanks that have a lasting memory for me: 1 was a large tank covered in sinularia housing some holocanthus angels, and one was a softy tank with some nice butterflyfish. The other thing I would add is that my sinularia and leathers seem to handle mushroom crowding fine, so you could add some of those for some variety.

Check out rbaker's tank: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1769766


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Old 02/15/2019, 07:32 PM   #10
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Have a bunch of hammer coral I'd rather keep . My goal is a more mixed coral tank . I like the pretty sticks too. but the thought of a fat six bar angel is something to think about!


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