Blastomussa Wellsi

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  1. lappiesreef

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    I saw this Blasto yesterday and coudn't walk past it...

    It is bright red/organe with a green center...

    I've been reading now and most references agree they need moderate lighting with low flow and a possition close to the bottom.

    I have it about 10 cm below 3 54 WATT T5's. 2 white and 1 blue.
    Is this moderate or strong? SHould I rather move it down to the substrate?

    Any other info on this coral will be greatly appreciated.

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi LappiesReef - how far is you tank's substrate from your lights (how far down)?
    Also - I don't see the pics?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you can place it lower.the substrate will be better,how deep is your tank?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    sorry Jacques,posted together
     
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    No pic yet...I'll snap one tonight ;)

    The water level is only about 40 cm if I have to estimate roughly...
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    then it will be fine on the substrate :)
     
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    Great Thanks

    Accordsing to most of the references they supposed to be very rare... Is this really the case?
     
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    sorry cant tell without a pic
     
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    I'll have one tomorrow... :)
     
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    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    Wow I have not seen 1 of these for a while.Was it expensive?
    Yes u got it right on the lighting and waterflow conditions.Placement should be near the bottom depending on your light.
    As far I remember they can also tolerate dim light.
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Thanks Puppy. I saw a few references that said the same thing about dim light...

    It was R350 ofr a smal colony, about 4 heads. Only about 9 cm long and 3 cm wide...
    It was an impluse buy, but it just grabbed me. Very sharp red and green colouring...

    I'll have a pic tomorrow. I had on that looks identical on the net. I'll try and get the pic so long..
     
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    I have the same coral and it isnt very fussy it seems to like moderate light +- 30 cm from my halide.
     
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    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    Wow so a few ppl have this coral and i thought they quite rare in the trade.
    Well lets just say i have not seen them for a year or 2 .
     
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    I think this is what I have :)

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    WOW! LappiesReef! REALLY AWESOME Coral! Congrats man!
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Thanks Jac

    I'll post a pic of mine tomorrow morning. Mine is a tad more to the pink side, but the green is an exact match...

    Did I over pay for it?
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    No - I don't think that such a "rare specimen" would cost anything less...
     
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    lappiesreef Thread Starter

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    Thanks Jac. Now I feel better about my impulse buy :)
     
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    Yes it is a Blastomussa coral ,but u have the merletti and not the wellsi.




     
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    Whats the diff Puppy?

    On most of the sites it looks like the merletti has more smaller polyps while the wellsi has bigger and fewer polyps...
     
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