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Also picked up this giant bag of macro from the LFS:

 

Had quite a variety of macro in the mix, and the fuge is nice and full:

 

I usually prune back the older macro and toss it. But I replenish the fuge with a new batch of macro once every three to four weeks - think of it as re-seeding the fuge with a new collection of microfauna, including pods, microbrittles, asterinas, collonista snails, worms, sponges etc. 

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I can no longer upload pics directly from my phone to the site - apparently now the max. total size for uploads have been restricted to ~80KB? So strange, because I could uploads pics without issues yesterday, and today the size limit has been lowered considerably on my end. 😞

 

However, I can still copy-paste my Insta-links here, so hopefully this works!

 

Here are pics of all 4 of my new corals, as promised earlier:

 

 

The Yuma Bridge currently looks like this:

 

Bullet picking pellets from the new green hairy shroom:

 

 

 

 

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Bella appears to be gravid again:

 

She was very hungry during dinner:

 

Hungry fishies:

 

Orion picking off the 0.5mm NLS pellets from the rocks - he ignores the Formula One pellets that are too large to fit in his mouth:

 

 

 

 

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Nero looking full this morning:

 

Dusky staying well-hidden:

 

Bubbly yumas: 💦

 

 

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My black clown is also called Nero btw nice tank

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Some of the shrooms on Mushroom Mountain: 🥰

 

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Bella is gravid again (you can see the curve of her belly if you look closely) :

 

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I think she might spawn with Illaron again tonight. 🥰

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Morning! 😊

 

 

^Wearing my saron's molt as a hat. 😅

 

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Someone's begging for food early in the morning: 😄

 

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Poseidon: 💦

 

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Green hairy shroom:

 

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Ironman shroom:

 

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Together: 🥰

 

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A different angle of Mushroom Mountain:

 

 

Coralline algae on the rocks:

 

Monty: 😊

 

 

Finally removed this loose orange rhodactis from the 60G and transferred it to the nano:

 

 

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Sleepy green dragon 🐲🐉💦 :

 

 

 

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Update #1: 

 

Some shrooms from the Mountain: 🤗

 

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Monty hard at work:

 

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Update #2:

 

Dusky:

 

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Thanos:

 

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Leopold is feeling shy today: 😅

 

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Bella: 🥰💦

 

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Update #3:

 

Goblin: 🤗

 

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My hammer colony is declining badly. It has been receding continuously for the past 3 days, and I personally don't think it'll make it. 😕

 

My state shifted back into a lockdown, so inter-district travel is barred unless for work or emergencies. I won't be able to access my primary LFS for the next 2 weeks (or month, depending how long the lockdown is extended) so I can't cut off the dying heads of the colony to save the rest of it. 

 

I'll also be unable to pick up my frogspawn & bubble corals, but I think the downtime between new additions might be a good thing because this tank needs more time to recover fully. 

 

The good news is, my shrooms appear to be doing quite well - some are splitting and growing new baby shrooms, others are simply growing larger heads. 👍

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Poseidon: 🥰💦

 

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Good morning. 😊

 

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Shrooms of Mushroom Mountain: 😄

 

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Yumas: 

 

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Bella: 🥰

 

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Orion: 🐲🐉💦

 

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This morning was very stressful. I was scraping the glass & stirring up the sandbed using a large bamboo chopstick, but then a LOT of sediment was kicked up into the water column. 

 

Usually when I stir the sandbed, there will be tiny puffs of dirt, but this time it was different. Either I stirred too much, or the sandbed was indeed dirtier than I thought - because within minutes, my whole DT was *brown and cloudy. 😭

 

Worse still, my fish started jumping out of the water - mostly my dragonets & steinitz gobies. I knew instantly something was wrong, so I ran downstairs to quickly fetch the salt to make 30G of fresh SW. 

 

I also had a panic attack while I was trying to get all the equipment needed for a WC, and it was awful. 😓

 

Once I managed to even out my breathing and calm down enough to clear my mind and focus, I got everything I needed and did the emergency WC. 

 

I also replaced the filter sock in the sump, swapped out the old floss for new floss, removed the old carbon & replaced it with *2 new carbon packets etc. I managed to get most of the dirt out of the DT using a gravel vac. and replace the old, fouled water with new SW. 

 

It took me nearly ~2 hours to get everything done, and I was still a bit shaky, but at least none of the animals were trying to jump. I did a headcount and all fish are accounted for except for 1 steinitz goby, 1 tangaroa goby & 1 decorater crab (in the fuge). All three of them are talented at hiding though, so I *think they'll pop up again tonight. 

 

I'm just glad that I managed to avert what could have been a really big crash. Before this incident, I had actually transfered a chili pepper monti frag from my 10G to this tank. Here it is, next to my red monti (its colors are way off though) :

 

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I had also moved my tiny pearl bubble frag to the sandbed:

 

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And I had nearly lost everything today. 😭

 

I'm mostly glad that most of the animals made it through alright:

 

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But I'll definitely be more careful when I stir the sandbed in the future. 👍

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Fast forward to evening, and the tank is recovering smoothly from this morning's near-disaster. 

 

Managed to get a few good shots of Poseidon - and I swear he has actually grown chunkier: 😅💦

 

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He was certainly very hungry today:

 

 

And even had a nice potbelly to show for it:

 

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I could have lost all of my dragonets today. So thankful I didn't. Was a very sobering experience - just reminds me of how fragile and resilient our mini marine ecosystems are at home. 😓

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He's okay! 😅

 

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I seem to have an aiptasia issue in the fuge, however. :unsure: :

 

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WOW glad you were able to recover the tank so fast.

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35 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

WOW glad you were able to recover the tank so fast.

I'm glad too. Still in a bit of shock because I almost lost the whole system. I didn't know my sandbed had that much dirt in it. I clean it regularly, but never stirred it aggressively until today. 😞 

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I stir mine sometimes because the filter feeders SEEM to like a little dirty water but I do a small section at a time.

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33 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

I stir mine sometimes because the filter feeders SEEM to like a little dirty water but I do a small section at a time.

Yeah, usually I do small sections too. This time, I decided to do the whole tank. Not a very brilliant idea. Live and learn, I guess. 😓

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Mornin'. 😊

 

The Big Guy:

 

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Goblin with a full belly: 

 

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Orion: 🤗

 

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