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05-13-2008, 07:52 PM
Big green hairy mushrooms
How to remove the big green hairy mushrooms from the rock and attach them to a new, small rock?
I was told to cut it off by single smooth movement with a new razor blade. And attach as usual mushrooms.
1. Cutting off anything by razor blade far in tank, without seeing what you are doing is not a good idea, even with half of razor blade (fingers).
2. The rock was uneven, mushroom migrated to a concavity. Spoon-shaped blade would be much better!
3. I wasn't able to cut with smooth movement through a couple of inches of the meaty mushroom's base. It was a butchery, needless to say. Same was with cutting them in quarters for propagation.
The poor mushrooms didn't recovered after that, decomposed in Q tank, even with water changes, filtration and carbon (but no spare small skimmer).
New mushrooms started to grow on the old place. I have to be prepared to the next removal, with better results.
How you removed your big mushrooms (~5" the opened mushroom diameter, ~2" diameter of its base, or more)?
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