Blastos problem

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  1. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    So my Blastomusa are not doing well at all. I am wondering if anyone has any ideas or recommendations on what I can do to try to get these to turn around.

    This first photo is from Sept 23, 14.
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  3. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Salinity 1.025
    Alk 9.9 dKH
    Cal 430 mg/L
    Mag 1395 mg/L
    NO3 0~1 mg/L
    PO4 0 mg/L
    pH 8.5
    Temp 79

    Forgot to post them.
     
  5. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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    Params look good.

    I can only say that my blasto's are thriving in moderate light (on bottom) and moderate flow.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    I had some issues with my water quality november - december time and since then I have also upgraded my lighting, which is still in acclimation process. I do keep them very close to the bottom. Do you target feed them or just broadcast? I am hoping this is the same problem I was having with my SPS due to a couple equipment failures but they have since started to rebound and this I have seen no signs of improvement.
     
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    chris adams Purple Tang

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    Once a week I do target feed with mysis or brine.

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    Water can be to clean. My blasts like a bit of food in the water column. I target feed once a week as well.
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Put them on the bottom.Even in the shade.lol Blasto's can thrive in lower light conditions.:)
    Those are sweet Chris.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    So these guys were already on the bottom of the tank so i pushed them a little under some of the rockwork in the shade. The polyps in more of the shade seem to be doing better so maybe I will relocate to a little better flow and a little more shaded area. I kinda have a neglected spot in my tank do to it being shaded so maybe this will be a better home for them. Wish me luck!
     
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    Well that is good to hear
     
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