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 1 minute ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

I'm going to be a millionaire soon. 😎

Haha...   You're welcome.

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Just now, seabass said:

Haha...   You're welcome.

Thanks for the laugh though. I really needed it. 🌺

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Older pics, but Happy 2nd Birthday, Sushi! :wizard: :

 

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Hi everyone, Thanos my starry blenny died overnight in my tank today. 😔

 

I think he finally succumbed to the tumor he developed recently - could be a consequence of age as well. When I first got him on 12th of August 2018, he was around 4.5" and had a burn from a nem sting. I watched him grow up until 6.5" over the years and he was truly amazing & full of personality. 🥰

 

Over the past few months or so, I noticed he was slowing down a little, then a *lot. I do not know what his real age was because he was wild-caught (as all of my fish are except my clowns), but then I spotted the lump on his belly, near his anal cavity. 

 

The lump was still small, but it was growing slowly. BME, fish with tumors rarely live too long - I lost my 6+ years-old FW leopard eel within less than a year after he developed two large tumors & a kinked spine due to age. 

 

I feel sad, but grateful as well to have been able to keep such a wonderful blenny. 

 

Swim free, old friend. 💦

 

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Finally scraped the glass today. Tank's in terrible shape. I honestly get very emotional when I look it, so I try not to stare too much (which is hard, because it's literally 5' ft away from the corner of my bed) and I'm letting it sit on autopilot for now:

 

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These are the only three corals I have left (besides a small cluster of ugly brown palys) :

 

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And the only reason I'm still keeping the system up & running is because I still have fish & inverts that I love in it. 

 

I'll most likely go the FOWLR route in the future. Will find a safe way to chip off the yumas from the LR and move them to my 10G nanoreef. 

 

Here's Cubert: 

 

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There's nothing much that I can do for now, I guess. Just need to wait it out. 

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On 6/8/2021 at 9:52 AM, Snow_Phoenix said:

Well, this is a problem. 😕

 

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Thanks for the nightmares.

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6 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

Thanks for the nightmares.

Wait till you see Reggie the Ragworm up close. 🤢

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Sunny (picked up 6 days ago) the yellow coris :

 

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Rocket the Singapore Angelfish (picked up today) :

 

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Tank is shifting towards the FOWLR route - remaining corals (shrooms) will be removed & transferred to my nanoreef in the upcoming weeks. 

 

Looking back, I've lost  ~half a dozen fish, so all future restocks will most likely be non-reefsafe fish. 

 

The only reason I didn't shut down this tank was because of my remaining dragonets, my GCG & clown pair. Otherwise, I did seriously consider scraping off the whole thing and starting the 60G from scratch - as either a FW tank or paludarium. 

 

But I'm going to give this another try. It's getting harder for me to meet the demands of a larger SW tank. My nano is more easier to maintain because of it's small size - WCs & post-WC clean ups only take an hour a week. And the only fish in there is 1 damsel & 1 goby, so maintenance & food prep. is very easy. 

 

Bella's not doing too well. She has lost a lot of weight since the outbreak, and is downright bony. 😔

 

Still trying to net her, but to no avail. 😔

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Zoey.

 

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