Killing corals

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  1. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman BOD

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    Best method to eradicate mushrooms on rocks with other corals?
     
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    While in water?


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  3. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Yep.
     
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    Just like how you kill aiptasia, give it shot of kalk


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  5. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I kill my Aptasia with aptasia X.
     
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    or use aptasia x if you ahve some on hand, i managed to accidentally melted my mushroom this way with kalk paste
     
  7. xcaret

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    Try prying them off at the base and as safety precaution, wear gloves and don’t remove them all at once, you don’t want a chemical warfare release.
     
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  8. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I've scraped them before. They just grow back.
     
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    Would removing the other corals and nuke the rock be an option?
     
  10. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Unfortunately not.
     
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    Hmmmm, that’s a bummer...
    How about scraping off and at that spot use some kalk paste? Just few at a time, you don’t want kalk to shoot pH to the roof.
     
  12. ashburn2k

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    lets just try kalk paste see how it goes
     
  13. jorahx4

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    what about covering them with something so they die from no light? maybe put an upside down frag plug right on top of the mushroom. haha
     
  14. Coral reefer

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    I chip off with bone cutters. Scraping will not work. May make it easier to eradicate with chemicals tho.
     
  15. Kmooresf

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    I agree with Mike. Only success I have had is to cut the rock at the base of each shroom and remove. Otherwise it will just grow back.
     

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