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    Shroom only collection

    Iíve received requests to start a thread on this so here we go. Iím sad to say that my 200 gal shroom only tank is in the process of being shut down but at the same time am thrilled to see my collection thrive back in my original no namer ghetto 60gal. Equipment and set up is cheap and simple, simple is what I attribute to the success Iíve had with it in the past. Most expensive equipment piece is the supplement radion gen 4 pro. main light coralife t5 ho bought for $250. Tank looks a mess with the shroom boxes and random shrooms all over the bare bottom. Bare bottom is perfectly primed for my move in a month. I have minimal rock for the fish currently housed. Main biofiltration is a big mp block in the sump. Had an outbreak of brown jelly and may have possible chemical warfare between so many diff types of shrooms in smaller space so Iíve started running carbon. The chemical Iím guessing. Iíve used stump remover with heavier feeding and nitrates are nicely at 5. The last pic Iím laughing cause I think bubbalicious momma is trying to eat a hermit





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    Wow! I'm blown away by how many different colors and varieties of shrooms there are, you have quite the collection.

    Do you target feed any of them or do a blanket feeding...or nothing at all and let them fend for themselves?

    I have a few different shrooms. A couple are doing really well, growing, splitting etc...and then there are a few that are teeny and I've seen no growth at all! I've recently acquired a small bounce and i would really like to see it grow and thrive.

    Will definately be following along!

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    Thank you. The collection has actually taken a big hit and I’ve lost a few very special ones (I think from brown jelly spreading). I’ve heard of a lot of people feeding almost everything under the sun from Roids to pellets to roe but that’s because they want to grow them quickly, want them to split, and or grow babies. I have learned with great cost to just feed your fish, keep your nitrates up, and keep them alive. Time will make them bigger. Shrooms grow fast. Your tiny frag will be a huge momma in a few years

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    Wow. Nice shrooms. I told my dad the only way I’m getting back in to a Reef tank (currently running a fowlr) is with mushrooms. Just a few questions. Where do you find all those mushrooms in all different colors? For lighting do u run all and only blue on the radion and what is the intensity of it? That’s all I can think of. Thank you!

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    Where did you get ur bounce mushroom from? That the question I couldn’t think of! Lol

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    Sorry to hear about your losses. That is something that no one wants to get hit with, especially bjd. Have you tried to figure out what triggered it? What, if anything, have you done since to try and prevent it from taking anymore of your mushrooms?

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    [QUOTE=Luman01;469634]Wow. Nice shrooms. I told my dad the only way I’m getting back in to a Reef tank (currently running a fowlr) is with mushrooms. Just a few questions. Where do you find all those mushrooms in all different colors? For lighting do u run all and only blue on the radion and what is the intensity of it? That’s all I can think of. Thank you!

    Lucas[/QUOTE\

    be careful of what you wish for. Shrooms are the craze right now so the prices are a bit outrageous, unless you go for yumas, rics, regular rhodactis, etc. The high end ones can rack up quite a bill. The most pricey one I had was 4k. Also, shrooms are not as indestructible as everyone think. The cheap ones, yes, you cannot kill for the most part. The expensive ones are the ones that melt and make you want to cry. Then on top of that we all know about the dreaded brown jelly that can get out of hand and wipe out your entire colony. That happened to a portion of my high end collection. If you're prepared for this going in then you should be fine. If not you don't have any business buying anything high end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneezebeetle View Post
    Sorry to hear about your losses. That is something that no one wants to get hit with, especially bjd. Have you tried to figure out what triggered it? What, if anything, have you done since to try and prevent it from taking anymore of your mushrooms?

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    Once one melts you get brown jelly. In a large volume tank it's not such an issue, it's when the shrooms are all close to another or in a smaller volume or less flow area (which is ideal for shrooms). the brown jelly issue spread when one of them melted in a containment box where there were several discosomas bunched together. each shroom that melted was siphoned out but non the less it's in the water column. one by one happy shrooms started melting and that was when brown jelly was suspected. parameters all in check. big water change, add carbon and wait it out is the only thing i can do at this point. that's why i recommend that if you get in this game be prepared for not losses, but BIG losses. yumas go first. I lost a beautiful godzilla colony. then the discos go. the rhodactis will split and then you end up with two. I'd say if you want to do shrooms go with bounce rhodactis, I haven't lost a single one of those, knock on wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luman01 View Post
    Where did you get ur bounce mushroom from? That the question I couldn’t think of! Lol
    my first and biggest wwc og was from Dennis at fjw.

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    Ok. I don’t plan to dive in with the expensive stuff right away. I’ll start out with some Yuma’s and rics. And work my self up to bounces and any other higher end shrooms. And to go along with shrooms I’ll be getting a few different color torch’s and hammers. But once I switch my light set up is when I’ll get a few Yuma’s but for now I’m just doing all the reserach I can do! Thank you for the info tho!


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