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    I am experiencing the same problem at the moment! Mushrooms have been sprouting up all over the place in my tank. I haven't been doing anything about it because I didn't mind seeing the fungus growing in there. But it is starting to kill some of my moss, and has infected some of my live potting moss.

    I wonder if I should act on it soon. :|
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    Ever thought to use physan 20 to kill the fungus? Has anyone used it on neps before? I have on orchids but not neps. Supposed to kill mold and fungus. I wonder if it will work on that kind of fungus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_OrchidGuy View Post
    Ever thought to use physan 20 to kill the fungus?
    For the most part, the 'cure' is worse than the disease (imho)

    For a number of years** I used various fungicides in an attempt to eradicate some fungal issues that were plaguing me (& not just the cheap fungi-resistant retail stuff --- some were over $100). Lessons:

    - I did not enjoy dealing with toxic chemicals
    - although treatments 'worked', the stuff always came back - eventually (& based on some research - it always seems to come back & the chemical companies plan for it)
    - eliminating fungicide usage & inoculating media w/ Trichoderma has simplified my life
    - with the exception of this one type of shroom (not that I'm good at differentiating), my fungal issues have mostly gone away ((as he knocks on wood))((repeatedly))
    - if growing CPs required regular fungicide usage, I'd probably exit the hobby

    ** spent a lot of time pondering why none of the native CP stands I'd explored, seemed to be troubled by truly pathogenic fungi (the scope of these musings are beyond the mini-thread-hijacking I've already enacted (my apologies to Swords) and are probably best left to some future bar-side convo).
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    I've had issues with my hawaii sphagnum moss doing the same thing...minus the mushrooms....seems that warming temps are the culprit....it seems to like steady temps. My other types of sphag seem unaffected.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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    I've got a couple pics now:


    N. dubia you can see a tiny mushroom poking out at about the 1 o'clock position. This moss was all green before the shrooms.



    The inermis moss shared the same fate:


    And jacquelinae's moss


    The whole HL tank moss is still pretty green overall but where the shrooms popped up the moss turned yellow (some of the pots are fresh like the two in front and the heli) so that moss has only been potted for a week or so.

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    Wow Nice setup there Swords! Loving it!
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    Grrr... the shrooms just keep popping up. I think I may have to bite the bullet and repot the infested ones to try and minimize any more spores / mycellium spreading before all my moss is toast. Since posting the overall pic a couple more pots have gone blond/brown and have shrooms poking out of their bottoms.

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    Are the three that got struck the worse the three hanging in the back?

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