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  1. Mushrooms Shrinking 
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    I have some mushrooms that are shrinking. They also have little white strands coming from them. They're not the only ones in the tank and the others are doing fine.

    Water parameters are:

    Nitrates <10ppm
    Magnesium: 1320
    PH: 8.0
    Calcium 420

    I have attached a picture for reference.
    Last edited by DavidG; 25-09-11 at 13:45. Reason: Photograph Added
     

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    David,

    I've had the very same problem with blue mushrooms, my one is the size of a 20p piece been like that for nearly a year, but the green and red mushies are 3ins and grow like wild fire.

    Crazy diamond
     

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    Things are improving

     

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    What did you do to make that happen?
    Alison

    Looking good tho
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jellibina View Post
    What did you do to make that happen?
    Alison

    Looking good tho
    Same boat
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    I was on an American site about shrooms and apparently they reckon shrooms like a high kh to grow only downside is so does cyno algae if u can't keep the high kh steady as I found out
     

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    It is also worth testing for Iodine. My iodine had fully depleted after using carbon for a long time.
    You must test for iodine levels before dosing as too much is not good.

    My mushrooms look a lot better after getting iodine up to 0.03 - 0.06.

    Mads
     

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    HI do you buy iodine from the chemist .
     

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    My mushrooms did the same when I moved them to my new tank, it seems to be doing much better now that itís moved to an area with more flow.

    Thanks Brian
     

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    I used to use "kent marine iodide" Mushrooms love it
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