attaching loose mushrooms

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  1. mandarinman

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    Had a loose mushroom floating around(came as a donation) so it floated around my tank for a few days and i thought of taking a stocking( must clarify stocking was donated by wife) and found a piece of liverock with a slight dip in the middle and did this!



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    can also use those vegetable bags for onions or oranges. Just do not over tighten it cutting into the mushroom. OR any other net like material. Just wash it properly.
     
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    I dunno the stocking seems softer on the coral. maybe a fishnet stocking:lol:?
     
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    try a mushnet Stocking...;)
     
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    This would be a good way to transport live rock with Blasto's or shrooms on as well, good idea.
     
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    Oh ok, i never thought of that use!
     
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    I done that,works well. Took about 2-3 weeks to attach properly.
     
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    Almost ready to take stocking off of my mushroom. think i will take it off on saturday!
     
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    Hi, why do the mushroom coral detach from the original piece of rock that it came on? Is this normal for them to do that.
     
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    The one i have was a freeby from a lfs. however high waterflow or rough handling during transport also cause them to come loose. Also when loosened to frag
     
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    Mine often bail because of light shock, actually all the mushrooms in my tank is ones that bailed of one rock I placed in my tank (and took aout later).

    I sometimes use a plastic, two prong cocktail pick to stick them to live-rock (put a bit of putty on the rock if you can't stick it into it. Feels a bit gruesome to stick the pick trough them. :( They grow in such a way that they stick eventually is outside their boddy and you can remove it.

    Other one is to put them in a small plastic cup in the tank with gravel/small rocks in to protect them form flow.They will eventually grab onto something, you can then glue the peace of rock they grab onto, to a larger rock. Time consuming, but less traumatic.

    I have tried super glue, mixed with sand, but this is hit and miss, got about a 30% success rate.

    Last on, and now kind of my default way, is to put a rock on top of them to stop them from floating around in the tank, they grab onto either the rock you put on top or the rock at the bottom and stay put.
     
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    I havent had much success with mushrooms in small containers. i have had fungus and then mushroom dissolves
     
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