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Snow's 2.9G O.S.P.R. Mushroom Mansion - Damsel Vs. Flatworms?

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  1. 1. Should Derp stay, or should he be booted out of the Mushroom Mansion? Pick wisely, your answers *might* determine his future!

    • Keep Derp. It's fun to watch him wreak havoc in your Pico.
      11
    • Toss the bugger out. Hermits suck anyway.
      1
    • Watch him for a while - if he keeps feeding one coral to another shroom again, kick him out!
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EthanPhillyCheesesteak
On 5/15/2019 at 12:41 AM, Snow_Phoenix said:

I finally added my TSB, Miko, to the tank today. He seems a bit cautious, as expected of fish thrust into new environments:

 

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And I am also thinking of moving my Rainbow Implosions to my 60G. What say all of you? Yay, or nay? 🤔

 

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And of course. Derp. Still trampling over things and feeding bits of corals to other corals. I think he is my new spirit animal. 🤣

 

All hail the Great Overlord of Crabby Chaos! 😮

 

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I also have a crabby overlord😂. He’s a inch and a half long zebra hermit and he is king😂

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Snow_Phoenix

This leather is really growing well:

 

 

 

Documented growth of the leather coral over 1 month:

 

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Growth of the green hairy shroom over 25 days:

 

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The tank has a small outbreak of red flatworms. So I will be giving all the shrooms a dip since the flatworms seem to love the shrooms the most. 

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748S911

Wow that leather took off 🙂 

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Snow_Phoenix
11 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

Wow that leather took off 🙂 

Yeah. I was quite surprised at how much it has grown until I looked through my phone's gallery. 

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Snow_Phoenix

Tank is currently overrun by red flatworms. Infestation is pretty bad and I have lost a few corals - been trying to dip everything except the major LR, and it looks like most of the corals can't handle the daily dips. 

 

I quickly moved my rainbow implosions to my 60G to save it because I lost a few polyps. I am thinking of moving my Acans and clove polyps (lost 1 clove already) to the larger tank too.

 

If it gets too bad, I might have to take the tank back down and restart it from scratch. I have no plans on using Flatworm Exit because given the size of the tank, it will crash the system. 

 

Please don't request for pics. It's deeply disappointing and upsetting to see this happen to the pico. I'll try my best to get it back on track. If I fail, I'll try again but if I keep hitting a dead end, I'll strip it down to figure out what to do next. 😓

 

Only good news is Derp and his friends are all alive and ok. I'll keep you all posted. 

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Wingy

Don't lose hope.  You will get it back on track.  

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Snow_Phoenix
34 minutes ago, Wingy said:

Don't lose hope.  You will get it back on track.  

I hope so. I love my little tank so much. I fell back a bit on maintenance because I had some RL-stuff going on, but it was so disheartening to lose some of my coral. I saved a few choice pieces. I'm wondering if I should just dip-dip-dip and then temporarily move them to the 60G. But my large reef is flatworm free, and if even one of those little buggers make it into that tank, I'm in for hell.

 

The only good thing is that the inverts and fish are unaffected, and I have a lot of pods and spirochaetes on the walls. 

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debbeach13

This is terrible so sorry for your troubles. I would not risk the 60G. 

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EthanPhillyCheesesteak
1 hour ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

I hope so. I love my little tank so much. I fell back a bit on maintenance because I had some RL-stuff going on, but it was so disheartening to lose some of my coral. I saved a few choice pieces. I'm wondering if I should just dip-dip-dip and then temporarily move them to the 60G. But my large reef is flatworm free, and if even one of those little buggers make it into that tank, I'm in for hell.

 

The only good thing is that the inverts and fish are unaffected, and I have a lot of pods and spirochaetes on the walls. 

I’m just wondering, but would I six line wrasse eat flatworms?

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Snow_Phoenix
2 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

This is terrible so sorry for your troubles. I would not risk the 60G. 

I know - an outbreak in a tank that size would be disastrous. 😞

1 hour ago, EthanPhillyCheesesteak said:

I’m just wondering, but would I six line wrasse eat flatworms?

Not sure. Never really heard of it, but even if it could, I can't and won't put a sixline in a 2.9G. It's unethical, and wrasses love to swim. I have a pink streak in my 60G and she's making use of all areas of my tank, constantly darting from rockwork to rockwork. Sixlines are even more active than pink streaks, I think. 

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EthanPhillyCheesesteak
15 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

I know - an outbreak in a tank that size would be disastrous. 😞

Not sure. Never really heard of it, but even if it could, I can't and won't put a sixline in a 2.5G. It's unethical, and wrasses love to swim. I have a pink streak in my 60G and she's making use of all areas of my tank, constantly darting from rockwork to rockwork. Sixlines are even more active than pink streaks, I think. 

Oh, didn’t realize that it was 2.5 gallons. The pictures are misleading😬

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Snow_Phoenix
13 minutes ago, EthanPhillyCheesesteak said:

Oh, didn’t realize that it was 2.5 gallons. The pictures are misleading😬

Sorry, I meant 2.9G. I'm half-asleep and it's late on my end. 

 

But yeah, it's a super-small pico and not suited for anything other than a very tiny goby or blenny. Plus, I already have two fish in here - 1 TSB (Miko) & 1 Circus Barred Goby (Prowler). 

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Clown79
20 hours ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

Tank is currently overrun by red flatworms. Infestation is pretty bad and I have lost a few corals - been trying to dip everything except the major LR, and it looks like most of the corals can't handle the daily dips. 

 

I quickly moved my rainbow implosions to my 60G to save it because I lost a few polyps. I am thinking of moving my Acans and clove polyps (lost 1 clove already) to the larger tank too.

 

If it gets too bad, I might have to take the tank back down and restart it from scratch. I have no plans on using Flatworm Exit because given the size of the tank, it will crash the system. 

 

Please don't request for pics. It's deeply disappointing and upsetting to see this happen to the pico. I'll try my best to get it back on track. If I fail, I'll try again but if I keep hitting a dead end, I'll strip it down to figure out what to do next. 😓

 

Only good news is Derp and his friends are all alive and ok. I'll keep you all posted. 

That really sucks. I hope with your hard work you can over come the flatworms.

 

Hang in there and good luck.

 

Seems like a few of us are dealing with some nasty issues.

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Snow_Phoenix

Remember these guys? They've finally begun to colonize my sandbed in earnest. Only noticed it today: 😊

 

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Once the population stabilizes, I will transfer a few of them into the sandbed of my 60G. The worms I have in there are mostly the usual boring shade of brown.

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Snow_Phoenix

Pic updates:

 

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FTS today on 31/5/2019:

 

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I just dipped my hairy shrooms again to dislodge some new flatworms, so it appears shrunken. The third hairy shroom is bleached and has been that way for quite a while. I didn't do any WCs recently because I was and still am very sick with a nasty flu bug.

 

Tank does indeed look bare - I have moved most of my zoas & palys, my orange leather toadstool and a few other frags into my 60G because I wanted to convert this into a more exclusive shroom tank. I also moved Zani out because he kept shedding his claws - I have a feeling Derp is behind this one. 😕

 

So I guess - more shrooms to come? 

 

 

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Ratvan

Love that Yuma Pile, really enjoying the sh room specific tank. I am wishing now I thought out my inclusions a bit more 

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Wendy

Wow, your shroon pico looks really good!

Your hard work in battling the red flatworms shows greatly!

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Snow_Phoenix
2 hours ago, Wendy said:

Wow, your shroon pico looks really good!

Your hard work in battling the red flatworms shows greatly!

Thank you, Wendy. My hairy shrooms are still very angry at me though. 

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748S911

Shroom tank is growing out nicely.

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Snow_Phoenix
1 minute ago, 748S911 said:

Shroom tank is growing out nicely.

Thanks! 

 

(It has not had a proper WC for almost 3 weeks :ninja:)

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748S911

Lol, Thats what I was just doing....prepping fresh saltwater.  

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WV Reefer

The mushroom pile looks great!. 😍

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Snow_Phoenix

Hi. Sorry for the lack of updates. I have been battling a terrible flu for 2, going on 3 weeks now and am still recovering. The pico has not been WCed for almost 3 weeks because I can't do the simplest of lifts yet. I am however, hoping to recover by the end of this week (or early next week) so that I can WC all my tanks. Otherwise, I am mostly relying on manual top-offs and dosing to keep my reefs going.

 

Anyhow, here are some pics of the Mushroom Mansion today:

 

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Miko is also doing quite well although he is shy when he sees me with my phone:

 

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And of course, the almighty Derp: 😋

 

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Prowler is still very elusive but the last I checked, he appeared quite healthy so my guess is he is doing fine. The red flatworm issue is almost over thanks to the dips, but I don't think my hairy shrooms will ever be the same again. 😓

 

I am hoping that the remaining corals will bounce back in time. The rhodactis and yumas appear quite resilient but my Acans and softies are a 50/50. 

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Wonderboy

Hope you feel 100% soon!  Your tank is still looking super nice even with the low mainenance routine  :]

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Snow_Phoenix
36 minutes ago, Wonderboy said:

Hope you feel 100% soon!  Your tank is still looking super nice even with the low mainenance routine  :]

Thank you!

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