ParanoidObseshun

My Current Blastomussa Collection

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Picked up some new Blastos since my last post.

 

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Great looking Blastos. I am coming back to appreciating the beauty of Blastos and Acans again.

 

Could you post a FTS? Also, what lighting?

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Is that 28 different varieties? Nice collection! Agree that this needs a new FTS.

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Thanks guys! Yeah thats 28 different color varieties, between wellsi and merletti. I am running a dual 39W T5HO unit. ATI bulbs.

 

Here is a picture of that last colony starting to settle into the tank nicely.

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Here is a FTS.

 

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Well I havent picked up any new Blastos since the last post in the beginning of December. But I should be getting a few more color morphs in next week. Will post some pictures when I get them

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do you ever frag any of your blastos? I never see any of these color morphs anywhere in my area. If you do ever frag them I would love to buy some. This is the nicest blasto collection I have ever seen.

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No I have never fragged any of my blastos. Most of them are encrusting and grow close together. Without having the proper tools I dont see myself cutting them for a long time.

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Got 5 more morphs today. 4 wellsi 1 merletti. Here are pictures of 3 of them, the rest need to inflate still as I got them today. I think so far I am at 33 different color morphs.

 

Cool Merlettis with a teal center, neon green outsides, and then purple skirts.

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Nice pink skirts with kryptonite green centers.

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Picture of the 4th out of the 5th colony.

 

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Next colony is still getting settled. Definitely a nice piece though.

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$5-20 per head eh? Are most of those grown our or did you buy them as larger colonies (not the ones you just got in, obviously :P)

 

Also, where are you getting these? And do they like the shade by any chance?

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There are only a few that actually grew out quite a bit. Some merlettis went from 4-10 heads and are now around 15-30+. As far as the wellsi go, some have grown 5+ heads while most only grew a few new heads, but nothing to crazy.

 

I find a lot of them online. Mostly sponsors on different forums. I mostly have them on the sandbed and some under a little bit of shade and they do alright.

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Here is a better picture of 2 of the blastos I got. Hard to get a good picture. The orange with yellow ring isnt doing so hot since being shipped. The big polyp in the center isnt going to make it but hoping for the other 4.

 

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Wow these are incredible. I like the look of blastos, but the only ones I ever see for sale are the green and red ones. Guess I need to look harder.

 

Really beautiful tank, btw. Thanks for sharing.

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Oh my god I love blasto's lol I so want to start a garden and give up on my acan garden haha..I've got 7 diff acans and don't wanna bother getting anymore...I just want blastos blastos blastos...but the morphs are so hard to find, where are you finding yours man?

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Oh my god I love blasto's lol I so want to start a garden and give up on my acan garden haha..I've got 7 diff acans and don't wanna bother getting anymore...I just want blastos blastos blastos...but the morphs are so hard to find, where are you finding yours man?

 

I agree. Wheeerree did you get these? Blastos are one of my favorites but I had no idea there were so many morphs. I've never seen most of those!

 

Here are the blastos I currently have. They are all now in my 20L AIO tank.

 

My first blasto. A merletti from Petco.

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I'm going to be looking at my local Petco. Usually their stuff sucks but I'll keep an eye out since they apparently sell awesome stuff occasionally.

 

I want that second one :o

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Great collection and a unique species to collect. I've seen lots of Acan, SPS and Zoa collections but this is the first one focused on Blastos. Nice!

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Thanks guys! I do a lot of hunting online to find the uncommon blastos. Still hoping to add some more soon, just need to rearrange some rock and get rid of some other corals to make up the needed space lol.

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if you wanna ever frag those first Blasto from petco..I would be into a small frag..I am in PA to

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pffft get in line buddy i want a frag of everything you have haha jk jk...but in all honesty if you fraged a single head off every one...I would buy every one of those frags for the price you name haha

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Haha. I have the diamond cutoff wheels for my dremel, but not the courage to risk slicing into them haha. Maybe one day I will. I am waiting for some of them to start growing new heads.

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well you let me know...when, I got about 500 set aside for when I finally find a blasto supplier w/ about 20-30 morphs ;) lol no jokes

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well well, Im north of 30 so far B) . These blastos better start growing haha

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If you want them to start growing you should really look-up eric borneman. He has some pretty good fragging tips on getting things to grow. IME blasto's don't really grow very well because they never seem to encrust the rocks i put them on, they just improve on their own skeleton, which takes forever.

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