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Old 12-24-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Blastomussa care?

I have a blastomussa that's not opening up. I just got it and put it at the bottom of the tank for a day and then yesterday I moved it to where it said I should on liveaquaria. It's in a low flow moderate light area. What am I doing wrong? Here it is.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:39 PM   #2
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Mine are cranky about water quality, so double check all that. I would also move them in a day or so to a higher flow area, if that doesn't work, try more light, but each time give them a few days to adjust. Mine ended up doing better in more light than I would have at first guessed.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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Alright so its mostly guess and check? My params are almost perfect.
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I have 2 different mini colonies and the both prefer different flow and light so it is a guess where they like it at. LPS are weird like that I have a frogspawn right under a 150w MH and it is thriving anyplace else in the tank it pouts.
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Lol that's crazy, how do I know If it's doing well? Right now its closed pretty tight and it's placed in low flow at the middle of the tank's height.
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It will puff up that is the best way I can describe it. Give it a couple days there and then move it down further in the tank I have mine in the sand under 150w MH in a very low flow area for one and the other is more out in the light in a higher flow area. They like to make us guess where they want to be. Did you happen to dip it for pests sometimes iodine will upset them like that.
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No I didn't dip it. I'll move it Monday to the lower part of the tank.
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