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by Robert (Bob) Fenner
Rock flower nems
Hey guys how has it been.
<Fine Tom; thanks>
Have a quick one about some rock flower nems that we have been getting and
shipping in. We are having a large number melting the second or third day in.
Cal 440, Mag 1350, alk 8 no3 5. They seem to be expelling a large
amount of why looks like green brown stringy material almost like a small hay.
They are still solid feeling when introduced to the system.
<Alive up till then likely>
Could they have an issue with the substrate ?
<Doubtful... something/s else. Are they shipped one to the bag? Are their
pedicles intact; i.e., not torn?>
We acclimate them with :30 float and :30 drip.
<I'd be dosing (over; like three plus times) with iodide-ate and lowering the
spg of the acclim. water a thousandth or two>
Have kicked around putting them in a bare bottom and doing water changes ever
hour till they quit expelling that material.
What chemicals can be used to help with these issues
<As above... plus poss. a simple/hexose sugar... as detailed by Hans Hass
decades back and myself in recent ones>
<Welcome. Bob Fenner>
Re: Rock flower nems
<Can't read this>
Re: Rock flower nems
Sorry about that
The nems all looked in tack in the bags and were shipped 5 per med sized bag.
<Mmm; I'd only ship one per... ALWAYS>
Just found the writing on the simple sugar treatment
What type is sugar works
Simple cheap white ?
<Glucose is best... look for this at the supermarket for folks that do canning.