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Featured Removing toadstool

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by richard, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. richard

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    I'm thinking about moving quite a large toadstool from my tank as it takes up quite allot of room up in my small tank.

    Its attached to a large rock that I can't remove as it is at the bottom of my rock structure and the corals base is quite wide.

    Just wondering what is the best way to remove it, can I cut it at the base ?

    Also once removed what are the options, would it be okay to to sell on or would it need time to recover first, and if so will it pollute the tank after its been cut.
     
  2. lcutting87

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    Yes you can just slice off at the base using a razor blade. If it was me buying it I would want it attached to be honest, so I'd say cut it off your rock let it attach to a piece of rock you can remove and then sell :)
     
  3. Neil

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    as above also don't remove what's left as it will re grow to a new leather Big Thumbs Up
     
  4. richard

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    Will what's left definitely grow back into another toadstool as I planning on putting something else in its place, probably another acan frag.
     
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    in an emergancy move one day i was forced to cut my toastall of of a rock it moved to with a blunt kitchen knife!

    it now looks better than ever
     
  6. Marine Life UK

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    yup if you leave it be then it probably will yes
     
  7. richard

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    Do people think its wrong to stop it growing back, I mean could I put something on top of the remaining part like a piece of live rock or would this be considered cruel.

    The original coral doubled in size within 6 months so It wouldn't be long until it grew back and became too big again which would be a problem and a bit pointless removing it in the first place.
     
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    I dont think it is cruel at all the fact is you still have the one that grew although dont want it to grow back.
     
  9. Ged

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    I had to do this when I got rid of mine. I now have about 6 sprouting up from all over the tank where it was once attached. :whistling:
     
  10. Marine Life UK

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    I think with most softies they can be a real pain to get rid of and have a habit of re-appearing
     
  11. richard

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    I think I'll try covering it with a large piece of rock so no light would be able to get to it.

    I'll also try to get rid of as much as possible of the rock.

    I hope I don't end up having 6 toadstools popping up all over the place, there's not enough room for one you mind 6.
     
  12. Ged

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    Just slice them off again and sell em as frags. Big Thumbs Up
     
  13. Neil

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    as above you got to fund the hobby some how
     
  14. Neil

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    on that subject any one what a leather coral or 4
     
  15. richard

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    But then what happens when 6 new ones come in place of each one I frag, then there will be 36 toadstools in my tank !!!!! lol
     
  16. richard

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    But thats allot of potential money I can spend on more corals lol
     
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    lol then you will have enough money to upgrade to a 6 footer :D
     
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    My toad stools don't seem to grow that fast. Just moved on from 2x t5s to MH 150 x 2 so hoping for some improvement. my mushies are sprouting all over the gaff though
     
  19. richard

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    I wish I could have a 6 foot tank, but as my current tank is upstairs in my bedroom I don't think the floor could support that weight, but I could always move out and rent a flat with all this money I'll be making lol.
     
  20. Wilson

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    lol may as well open a full on shop while your at it with all this potential millions :D
     
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