What's something that grew out of control in your reef tank?

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Have you ever lost control of a coral or pest in your tank?

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  • No I'm Proactive

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ckripp

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Here is full program:
Prepare by starting with a water change and blow this stuff loose with a turkey baster and siphon up loose particles.
Turn lights off (at least white and run blue at 10-15%) for 5 days and at night dose 1ml of hydrogen peroxide per 10 gallons for all 5 nights. If you dont have light dependent coral- turn all lights off.
During the day dose 1ml of liquid bacteria (such as bacter 7) per 10 gallons.
Clean filters daily and DO NOT FEED CORAL FOODS OR ADD NOPOX as it is food for dinos.
Day 5,, you can start with blue lights - ramping up and work your white lights up slowly
Thank you!!
 

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Radioactive dragon eye zoas, insanely prolific, choked out all of the other zoas on their original rock over the years.

I thought they were cool at first so I spread them to other rocks using a small piece of rubble they had grown on. Now half of the rocks in the tank are covered in them and they form mats across the sand trying to spread further. Sometimes I even find tumbleweeds of rogue polyps rolling around the tank. Those go straight to the waste bucket nowadays.
 

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Had Pandora Zoas take over a large portion of my 100 gallon tank. They’re tricky because you must be careful not to remove too many at once or you risk palytoxin poisoning. I removed them over the course of two weeks in small groups.
 

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Mushrooms, definitely mushrooms.

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Once you get to the point where additions are 'expected' to thrive, then selection and discretion becomes much more important!

Dennis
Reading through the thread, I wondered how long it would be until somebody mentioned mushrooms... it wasn't very long.
And of course, if you searched for or asked anybody for advice on how to get rid of them, you saw the same answers over and over again, right?
1. I love them. Give them to me!
2. Sell them to your LFS.
3. Scrub your rocks.
4. Inject and then cover each one with kalkwasser paste (or lemon juice, vinegar, boiling water, diesel fuel...).

Mushrooms are a scourge. I hope you found a solution.
 
BRS

Do you have a build thread or tank journal here on R2R?

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