Removing mushrooms without damaging rock

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do you want to be able to keep the mushroom? if not kalk past, if so I believe there is no way. My mushrooms move so I thinking peeling it off with a razor blade and glueing it down I think they might be very unhappy about.
 

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If it's something you don't want, kalk paste. Turn off all pumps in the tank. Layer on some kalk paste and let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then syphon off the mess into a bucket, being very careful to not spread the kalk paste into the water.

If it's something you want to keep, I keep a set of cheap wood chisels just for situations like this. Live rock will peel off as easy as wood with just a small amount of pressure from a chisel.
 
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I have no idea,
but I'm thinking thin rubber/latex gloves and gentle fingers are going to have the most success. Might have to just peel that mushy off. If it splits then you have two!
 

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Thanks, but I don't want to chisel the rock or destroy the mushrooms :)


when I mentioned a chisel, don't think of it as having to have a hammer to go with it.
Think of it as a sharp tool with a good handle to hold it. Using the sharp blade ( key point) you shave off a thin layer ( 1/16th to 1/8th inch) of rock with the mushrooms.
I've used them many times to shave zoanthids off frag disks and plugs to reglue on rock.
 

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when I mentioned a chisel, don't think of it as having to have a hammer to go with it.
Think of it as a sharp tool with a good handle to hold it. Using the sharp blade ( key point) you shave off a thin layer ( 1/16th to 1/8th inch) of rock with the mushrooms.
I've used them many times to shave zoanthids off frag disks and plugs to reglue on rock.

hmmmm. This sounds smart. Peel off the coralline that mushy is attached to.
 
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If you can reach them your best chance may be a pair of hemostats to grab the base and slowly peel it off. Even if you tear it up a little it will heal up in no time. If you can't reach them then you could try a powerhead pointed directly at them but as you know there's no telling were they will end up if they do let go.
 
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If you can reach them your best chance may be a pair of hemostats to grab the base and slowly peel it off. Even if you tear it up a little it will heal up in no time. If you can't reach them then you could try a powerhead pointed directly at them but as you know there's no telling were they will end up if they do let go.
hemostats , I had to google that one lol
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when I mentioned a chisel, don't think of it as having to have a hammer to go with it.
Think of it as a sharp tool with a good handle to hold it. Using the sharp blade ( key point) you shave off a thin layer ( 1/16th to 1/8th inch) of rock with the mushrooms.
I've used them many times to shave zoanthids off frag disks and plugs to reglue on rock.
sorry :) worked in construction :)
 

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