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MUSHROOM ANEMONE PROPAGATION PAGE

This page will teach you to propagate Mushroom anemones

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MUSHROOMS ADD COLOR TO THE REEF AQUARIUM




Order: Corallimorpharia ( Mushroom false coral )
Family: Actinodiscidae
Actinodiscus ( disk anemones - false coral )



Mushroom Rock Production

Mushroom anemones can be cut and grafted onto base rock. When a colony of mushroom anemones is thriving in a tank, starts can be removed with a pair of sharp scissors.

THESE RED MUSHROOMS GROW VERY WELL UNDER
TRITON AND BLUE MOON 40 WATT BULBS
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Several methods are often used to attach the cuttings to base rock.

The easiest way to start new mushroom rocks is to cut the top off of a healthy anemone and attach it to a fresh base rock. This is done by holding the mushroom up with the heads hanging down. Hold the mushroom rock above a bowl of reef water and cut several pieces off. The cuttings will fall into the bowl.

USING NETTING TO ATTACH MUSHROOMS

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This type of mesh netting is sold in fabric stores in wedding dress section

The method that we use to attach mushrooms is with a 1/16 inch mesh net. Several cuttings are placed on the base rock and the group is held in place with a 2" x 4" square of mesh.

Rubber bands or super glue can be used to hold the cutting until the anemone attaches.

NEW MUSHROOM AND RICORDIA CUTTINGS
SECURED TO ARAGONITE WITH RUBBER BANDS AND NETTING
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Mushrooms of several colors can be attached to different parts of the same rock. These rocks are then placed in a tank with bright lights and medium current.

We have been sewing mushroom cuttings onto base rocks. Several small cuttings can be threaded onto a two pound test fishing line. Wrap the thread around the rock with the mushrooms on the top. The thread can be cut and removed after the mushrooms attach.

The mushroom cutting can be placed in a 1/2 " deep hole that is drilled in the aragonite. The current from the power heads is directed away from the new cuttings. Several colors of cuttings can be placed in each hole.

Mushroom rock production in closed systems

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MUSHROOM ROCK PRODUCTION TANKS ( Standard 55 gallon )
LOW COST BULLET PROOF REEF AQUARIUM

Learn to start an inexpensive mushroom aquarium

1. The best tanks for production of mushroom rocks are deep tanks with good water quality and medium water flow. We use two Maxi - Jet 1000 power heads in each tank.

2. The best lighting has been florescent bulbs. We have had good production using three 40 watt 4' foot bulbs - two Tritons and one Blue Moon.

3. We use SeaChem Reef Plus at twice the regular dose for good growth and fast attachment.

RED AND BLUE MUSROOMS
ORIGINALLY FROM FIJI
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