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Old 25-09-11, 12:42
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Mushrooms Shrinking



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

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Old 25-09-11, 22:14
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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.

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Old 30-09-11, 18:22
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Things are improving

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Old 02-10-11, 23:20
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What did you do to make that happen?
Alison

Looking good tho
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Old 16-10-11, 10:16
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What did you do to make that happen?
Alison

Looking good tho
Same boat
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Old 24-10-11, 09:50
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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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Old 09-11-11, 11:44
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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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Old 21-11-11, 09:42
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HI do you buy iodine from the chemist .
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Old 21-11-11, 09:50
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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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Old 21-11-11, 10:05
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I used to use "kent marine iodide" Mushrooms love it
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