ReeferJen

blue mushrooms, coral wars, need advice.

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Hey all, it's been at least 6 months since I've been on the forum. Still have my 14g biocbe up and running. Still have the same pair of clowns (6 years now)....I have giant blue mushrooms that are overtaking my tank. They are beautiful but....literally have taken out almost everything attached to my rock. I usually just scrape them out and throw them in the garbage. I figured I'd post and see if anyone wanted any???

Also, how much would it affect my fish and the corals I do have to switch out the sand and/or rock? I feel that's the easiest way to completely get rid of these mushrooms (removing rock), but also my sand is over 8 years old. Someone suggested to me I should get new sand just because it's old. Is this true? 

Also, are people still using tapatalk for ease of posting pictures and such? Or is this forum able to be accessed via your phones web browser?

Thanks!

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If you switch out the rock and get fully cured rock to replace it, I would think there will only be a "Mini cycle" that could effect your fish. Removing and replacing the sand has the potential to crash your tank. I dont really see a way through this on a tank that small while keeping livestock in the system. Is it possible to set up a temporary tank for the clowns? Like get a 10 or 20 gallon and take your existing rock and water and place it in the new tank while you removed the sand, rocks and cycled the restart without shrooms in the biocube. 

 

I dont use tapatalk. I host images on imgur and post in phone browser.

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It's my only tank and set up. I'll just leave the sand alone and maybe just deal with removing one of the rock pieces? Do you think that would be ok?

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If the rock is buried at all in the sand, it could be a problem when you pull it out if the sand gets disturbed. As long as you are confident the rock you are using to replace your current rock is cured and you don't disturb the sand bed, you can likely pull it off. 

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