should i do anything or... - Aquarium Forum
Saltwater Invert Discussion Discussion forum for all types of saltwater invertebrates (not coral or anemones) such as snails, shrimp, cephalopods, etc.

  Members currently in the chatroom: 0
Who's Online
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-12-2012.
No one is currently using the chat.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
 
Danes R Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: West central Illinois
Posts: 59
Thanks: 22
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
Welcomes: 1
Welcomed 23 Times in 1 Post
should i do anything or...

is this just mother nature at its best?


there is one big mushroom and another smaller one growing on the feather duster's tube.
Danes R Us is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 09:17 AM
Vodka Doser
 
Reefing Madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 6,476
Thanks: 133
Thanked 2,697 Times in 2,387 Posts
Welcomes: 2,939
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: should i do anything or...

Now that sucks. You can remove the Mushroom if your liking the placement of the Feather Duster. Up to you. Its gonna get bad though, once the Mushroom keeps multiplying.

My 240g Reef Tank Pics
Water Parameter: Alk-8:PH-8.2:Cal420:Phosphate.05:Temp77:Nitrates-20:Mag1250:SG1.025
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 10:28 AM
 
Goby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 687
Thanks: 353
Thanked 372 Times in 296 Posts
Welcomes: 179
Welcomed 26 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Danes R Us View Post
is this just mother nature at its best?


there is one big mushroom and another smaller one growing on the feather duster's tube.
I'd let the worm handle it.
Goby is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 01:06 PM
Vodka Doser
 
Reefing Madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 6,476
Thanks: 133
Thanked 2,697 Times in 2,387 Posts
Welcomes: 2,939
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: should i do anything or...

You see your feather duster worms out runnin around the tank do ya Goby?

My 240g Reef Tank Pics
Water Parameter: Alk-8:PH-8.2:Cal420:Phosphate.05:Temp77:Nitrates-20:Mag1250:SG1.025
Reefing Madness is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 04:40 PM
I CHANGE WATER
 
coralbandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 8,440
Thanks: 6,465
Thanked 6,026 Times in 4,514 Posts
Welcomes: 1,671
Welcomed 21 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

I'd at least set the duster upright(set its base in sand).I would strongly consider removing the mushroom just on the who wanders more and who is easier to keep idea.I'd be helping the duster and the mushroom will find another good place to hang.



coralbandit is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Goby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 687
Thanks: 353
Thanked 372 Times in 296 Posts
Welcomes: 179
Welcomed 26 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

IMO, there's nothing dire about this situation. All I see is an opportunity to get an already thriving mushroom colony moved upon some live rock...worm and all. The mushrooms are looking fabulous...the hard part is over...don't mess with what's working. The worm is cool with it for now. They live amongst corals on purpose. Their tubes are renewable. If the colony starts to impede on the worms ability to extend it's crown than by all means intervene. Otherwise, don't. Just my opinion.

If you decide to remove the mushrooms anyway, be certain you have the items needed to glue/attach them to a piece of live rock. I once made the mistake of attempting to place similar loose mushrooms securely into the crevices of live rock where they repeatedly worked their way out, blew around, and eventually got lost amongst the sand or power heads. Now when I frag a mushroom, I always glue it to a dry rock. I use that purple putty glue that's sold in a cylinder-like tube on eBay...can't think of the name of it. I attach the mushroom to the rock outside of the tank. Thus far, the mushrooms have tolerated the air/stress just fine. I've fragged many different types of colonized mushrooms and have had great success.

FYI: Don't attempt to remove the mushroom from the duster with the duster outside of the tank. They'll get air caught in their tubes. Also, if/when you place the worm on your rockwork, don't scrunch the bottom of his tube into a crevice (as I've sometimes done). I've learned that feather dusters take water in from the back, and move it up to and out of the front.

You could also compromise and wait to remove whatever mushrooms grow upon the tube until AFTER the colony is partially established on some live rock.
Goby is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
 
Danes R Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: West central Illinois
Posts: 59
Thanks: 22
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
Welcomes: 1
Welcomed 23 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

i've set this feather duster down in the sand numerous times and he just keeps moving around. he seems happiest where he is right now as that seems to be the place he always moves to. i've also tried putting him in a crevasse in the rocks but again, he moves to that same spot on the sand bed.

next time i do a water change, i'll see about moving the mushrooms to a piece of rock.
Danes R Us is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 02:05 PM
I CHANGE WATER
 
coralbandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 8,440
Thanks: 6,465
Thanked 6,026 Times in 4,514 Posts
Welcomes: 1,671
Welcomed 21 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

I could be wrong,but I'm pretty sure the duster can't move itself(mine never have).I'll bet your urchin or someone else is moving it .I'm sure if you ask the urchin,he will deny it as he seems "that way".



coralbandit is offline  
Said thanks:
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2013, 03:09 PM
Vodka Doser
 
Reefing Madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 6,476
Thanks: 133
Thanked 2,697 Times in 2,387 Posts
Welcomes: 2,939
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: should i do anything or...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
I could be wrong,but I'm pretty sure the duster can't move itself(mine never have).I'll bet your urchin or someone else is moving it .I'm sure if you ask the urchin,he will deny it as he seems "that way".
I'm betting if it ends up in the same place everytime that its the flow in the tank moving it.

My 240g Reef Tank Pics
Water Parameter: Alk-8:PH-8.2:Cal420:Phosphate.05:Temp77:Nitrates-20:Mag1250:SG1.025
Reefing Madness is offline  
Said thanks:
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-09-2013, 04:22 PM
 
phil_n_fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bella vista, AR
Posts: 231
Thanks: 5
Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
Welcomes: 14
Welcomed 22 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

It all looks good to me. The feather duster prob wont even be effected. I seen my red shrooms come off the rock and plant onto another surface whenever they ran out of space on their rock. Only intervene if you notice a piece or all of the feathers have fallen off.

36 Gallon Saltwater reef tank
Ocellaris Clown, Scooter Dragonet, sandsifter star, Decorator crab, emerald crab, coralline snails, blue leg hermit crab, and horseshoe crab.
Zooad's and shrooms
40 pounds of Live sand, 20 pounds of LR
Canister filter, 1-unit of chemipure
VHO 2-39W bulbs reef sun/actinic
phil_n_fish is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Danes R Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: West central Illinois
Posts: 59
Thanks: 22
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
Welcomes: 1
Welcomed 23 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

i think you're right, it's the flow. i never bury him very far into the sand bed when i have tried to move him and they are so light, it's probably flow.

the urchin is grounded. he was all over one of my other feather duster worms last night and the worm shed his crown. i have put the urchin in a time-out with his nose touching the back glass. he keeps begging to come out, says he'll behave, but i just don't think i can trust him.
Danes R Us is offline  
Said thanks:
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-10-2013, 08:27 AM
I CHANGE WATER
 
coralbandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 8,440
Thanks: 6,465
Thanked 6,026 Times in 4,514 Posts
Welcomes: 1,671
Welcomed 21 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

Hopefully the duster will grow a new head.I have seen this before,so give it time.And don't believe a thing your urchin says !



coralbandit is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
Danes R Us's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: West central Illinois
Posts: 59
Thanks: 22
Thanked 24 Times in 14 Posts
Welcomes: 1
Welcomed 23 Times in 1 Post
Re: should i do anything or...

Quote:
Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
Hopefully the duster will grow a new head.I have seen this before,so give it time.And don't believe a thing your urchin says !
yeah, i'm leaving the tube where it is. hopefully, he'll grow a new crown.

i let the urchin out of his time-out this morning. i was afraid he'd murder me in my sleep.
Danes R Us is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-11-2013, 11:18 AM
Vodka Doser
 
Reefing Madness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 6,476
Thanks: 133
Thanked 2,697 Times in 2,387 Posts
Welcomes: 2,939
Welcomed 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: should i do anything or...


My 240g Reef Tank Pics
Water Parameter: Alk-8:PH-8.2:Cal420:Phosphate.05:Temp77:Nitrates-20:Mag1250:SG1.025
Reefing Madness is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Aquarium Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome