Are blastos the new "in" lps?

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I hope so. I love them and have standing orders in at LFS for unusual ones. To be fair though I have never had one die. They are by far the toughest corals. I just wish they came in more colors.

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I picked one up at macna and was super stoked. It was doing great then out of no where I woke up in the morning and it was
 
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I picked one up at macna and was super stoked. It was doing great then out of no where I woke up in the morning and it was
Totally receded. It looked really bad but after a few weeks it started bounce back. I thought it was a goner for sure
 

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I dont have photos of all of them handy, but here are some bounce blastos, some panty droppers, and the real baller one which is the BSA Rainbow something or other that he sells for like $1000-2000PP depending on the polyp.. Mine has that grafted line thingy in the middle so it was pretty $$ but worth it.. If indo doesnt reopen youll never see it again.

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Those are beautiful you are a lucky man.
 
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Still missing some

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I want all of them. How long did it take you to aquire all of the those different variations? I've always been fascinated blastos and I think you just gave me some reef goals.
 

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I’ve had these for years now and have never had a new head grow out. These came in from the wild and had all but died. The heads grew back and look cool, just no new growth beyond this.
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It seems some blastos grow fairly fast and are good at surviving fragging.
 
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I’ve had these for years now and have never had a new head grow out. These came in from the wild and had all but died. The heads grew back and look cool, just no new growth beyond this.
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It seems some blastos grow fairly fast and are good at surviving fragging.
it's unfortunate that those don't grow they are
 
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I want all of them. How long did it take you to aquire all of the those different variations? I've always been fascinated blastos and I think you just gave me some reef goals.
I've been collecting for the past 2 years. I lost a bunch in the past for due to water chemistry and so. But, ever since I started dosing all-for-reef I haven't had one loss and everything has been growing nicely.
 
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I've been collecting for the past 2 years. I lost a bunch in the past for due to water chemistry and so. But, ever since I started dosing all-for-reef I haven't had one loss and everything has been growing nicely.
I just somehow brought one back from near flat line. Can't believe it. I guess. I just began a collection as of the three headed unknown tiny frag I got the other day. I don't know if my wallet can handle any more "collections". Send me your connections! Lol
 

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I just bought a mother load colony for $229. It’s the Merletti variety but I am so glad I did. I will have to get pics now that it’s in my aquarium but I love it
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I remember the "good ole days" back in the 90's when you could pickup a 12" to 15" elegance for $75 or less and they were fairly easy to find. My local store had one that basically took up his entire 90gal show tank. I would stand and stare at it for 10 to 15 minutes every time I went to that store. I remember when the purple tipped elegances started showing up. The price was double to triple for those. The elegance and fox corals are still my all time favorite lps corals.
Omg... I just won a $39 elegance on EBay from seller lareefs. I love it...I will get pics soon. Ran out of space on my tablet...lol I am obsessed with my tank.
 
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I just bought a mother load colony for $229. It’s the Merletti variety but I am so glad I did. I will have to get pics now that it’s in my aquarium but I love it
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Local reefer? I've never seen such a colony of blastos.
 
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