View Full Version : Mushrooms overrunning my tank

11/17/2014, 08:45 AM
OK, this is sort of an odd question....

My Shrooms are multiplying like crazy
My Anenome split and is growing out of control
I have an enormous amount of buttons taking off everywhere.

Now my questions....

I haven't been taking very good care of the tank. Common sense tells me that this growth should not be happening. Thoughts?
Is this common place? My buddy have a really hard time keeping mushrooms.

Its to the point that I'm going to have to start giving these things away since there are SO many


11/17/2014, 09:45 AM
I can't speak for Anemones, but yes, Buttons and Shrooms will take over your tank. They took over my last tank and I have no plans to add any of the three to my existing tank for that reason.

11/17/2014, 11:25 AM

Thanks for the info

11/17/2014, 01:03 PM
Sometimes 'not taking good care' is taking good care. :) You're allowing them to do whatever and I assume your water is a bit dirty.

That just means more nutrients for your morphs and anemones. :))

11/17/2014, 01:56 PM
I will gladly take these ;)

11/17/2014, 05:28 PM
Well, if the anemones start to move across the tank then your mushrooms issue might sort itself out :)

11/18/2014, 12:52 AM
or you can take that large rock, trade it in to a LFS for credit and get other corals.

11/19/2014, 08:22 AM
Mushrooms can take up dissolved nutrients from the water. So dirty tanks high in nitrogenous waste, could help them grow faster. That's why you see people recommending others to feed heavy or remove skimmers in softie tanks.

11/27/2014, 08:56 PM
frag em .. make some money for new coral.

11/29/2014, 04:20 PM
frag em .. make some money for new coral.