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Mark9
10/20/2014, 11:43 AM
I'm getting a bit tired of my mushroom rock, any easy way to remove them?
The rock cannot come out, it's on the bottom.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1080008_zps6f3ca403.jpg

philosophile
10/20/2014, 10:38 PM
No, there is no easy way to remove them. You could try Kalk paste.

But the best way to remove them is to remove the rock, and either cut it up, or cut them off and finish them with a toothbrush or something.

You could try manual removal and tooth brushing the stumps away. Do it before a water change though, it'll make a mess.

Mark9
10/24/2014, 12:04 PM
You could try manual removal and tooth brushing the stumps away. Do it before a water change though, it'll make a mess.

Tried manual removal of 2, made a huge mess.
Not sure what plan B is, not removing the rock.

Betta132
10/24/2014, 12:11 PM
Are they actually causing any problems, or are they just not your favorite thing ever? I'd really suggest just leaving them if they aren't hurting anything. You can put a little ring of rubble around them and sell the ones that grow on the rubble.

organism
10/24/2014, 01:11 PM
You can blast them off with a powerhead, might take a day or two but they'll detach.

650-IS350
10/24/2014, 03:14 PM
yes small power head directly at them.

Is that Dinoflaggelettes on the rocks?

kruse47
10/24/2014, 04:50 PM
I would remove the rock if I was wanting to remove that many shrooms.

Mark9
10/27/2014, 10:43 AM
yes small power head directly at them.

Is that Dinoflaggelettes on the rocks?


Don't think so, had diatoms, then I had that, which i'm pretty sure was cyano.
It's gone now, that picture is a bit old.
I'll try to snap a current picture.

I like the ph idea.

tattoosandfrags
10/27/2014, 02:13 PM
wish you were in florida i havent had mushrooms in my tank in almost 2 years.

grant778
10/27/2014, 05:05 PM
I would cut them off then put some super glue on the spot where the stalk was. I wouldn't do it all at once though because it might be tedious, and also because all the mucous and slime from the mushrooms that would come off when doing this all at once would be not so good for water quality. As mentioned above, before a water change would be the best time to do this. With this many I might do it over the course of 2-3 weeks.

Mark9
10/27/2014, 05:40 PM
A picture from today.
What looks like stuff on the sand is mostly on the glass, I don't clean down to the sand very often.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1080557_zps8cc047ca.jpg

650-IS350
10/28/2014, 01:17 PM
healthy lookin shroom garden

Fish Ed
10/29/2014, 08:41 AM
That's a nice looking garden, I don't see why you want to remove it? Well if you really want to, the power head method works.

Mark9
10/30/2014, 06:35 AM
That's a nice looking garden, I don't see why you want to remove it? Well if you really want to, the power head method works.

Well, the thing is, I went a little mushroom heavy when I first setup the tank.
Check out these purples.
And there's also alot more green, and i've even given some away.
Just getting a little tired of so many mushrooms.

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/bigmark9/Aquarium/P1080440_zps425e8036.jpg

organism
10/31/2014, 12:19 PM
Wow, honestly it's really unlikely that you're going to get that rock free of mushrooms...