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120g La Ville des Poissons 🐚 It's MAY!!!! Officially 1 year old!!

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2 minutes ago, spectra said:

Well better add more corals then..............

Nah I think they’re growing in nicely.

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So, updates: 
 
I added two dragon faced pipefish, who are both doing really well and are super cute!! Replaced some dead corals with either the same type or something close. Moved a bunch of branching GSP frags to the back wall, from the colony on the center top rock (given to me by @jack1978). They’re all doing really well and I do hope they spread to cover the back wall like grass.
 
Future updates: 
 
Ordered a pair of banded pipefish and a new baby powder brown tang. I’ve been aching to get one more tang, either a yellow eyed kole or another PBT. No one had a kole and man, I miss the old PBT. So hopefully starting with a baby will be okay. I’ve decided that the wrasses I currently have will be the only ones I have, as I’m afraid to spend too much on a super flashy pretty one (though they ARE pretty), as the three wrasses in there still have a lot to grow. No more clowns and damsels as there’s 4 and 4, and currently they’re all getting along. The two blennies cordially ignore each other. The angel fish and the green chromis hate each other and seem to be the only two bad neighbors in there. The tang (and this is probably COMPLETELY my imagination) seems lonely and in need of some company. I am enjoying the crap out of how good the tank is doing!!
 
 

 

 

The new pipefish, Hansel and Gretel

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Smiths Damsels - absolutely love the silver blue iridescent eyes

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Bastet and her unnamed ornate pal

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Hawkeye the hawkfish

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R’hulor the angel surveying his kingdom

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Sunny the yellow tang

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The always pretty tube anemone

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Murphych
3 minutes ago, ECLS Reefer said:

 

Yes this is looking v good.. bustling reef 

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kimberbee

Dragon faced pipefish have been on my want list from day one. I've never had a big/mature enough system to try them. 

 

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It's May!!! That's right it's not gonna be May it IS May. The update is going to be up and down a bit with changes to life in this tank, BUT, THIS TANK IS OFFICIALLY 1 YEAR OLD THIS MONTH!!!!!!!  

 

Lets see... I officially turned old May 1st, with another birthday. Celebrated it with a super hot, very awesome crawfish/shrimp/crab boil in the Louisiana way, with good friends, lots of food, trash cans, many tears and sniffles over the heat of the food, and hours spent shelling the little buggers long after guests left. Then we turned the left overs into fabulous (I do mean FABULOUS) crawfish fettuccine. Not bad for birthday celebration and +1 day. Following this I made sure to thoroughly clean the hands and nails before sticking my hands in the fish tank, so as not to poison them with red pepper and Tabasco, and kill the tank on IT'S birthday.

 

The dragon faced pipefish are doing fantastic. They are two of the most fun fish to watch in the tank, by far. I attempted a banded pipefish, and he did not thrive and unfortunately died. He was also never friendly and very shy, and would never come out in the open. There was a lot of difficulty in even getting him shipped out due to stock health and worry over how they were acting in store, so I was worried about him to begin with. Turns out, they were right to worry. 😪

 

Added the powder brown tang, named Juan Pedro Sanchez, aka El Guapo. He is doing well, nice and chunky fish. Also lazy and entitled and not in the least interested in grazing on the rocks, where there is a wondrous collection of turf algae. So it's the toothbrush for me, again. Unfortunately, even with isolation and extra care, my yellow tang died yesterday. He ate, yet he wasted away. It's always the most frustrating when you can't fix a fish. Especially and irreplaceable one like a yellow tang has become. So now am pondering whether to get a different second tang. They got along, the PBT and the YT, so I'm not super worried about compatibility, more which tang will go after the turf algae the best.

 

Other than the couple of fish problems and the return of the fugly turf algae, this tank is looking fantastic. The torches are recovering nicely from whatever had angered them in the past, and starting to color up and extend noodles for a good look. The gonis are growing like weeds and looking great. All of the clowns have finally formed their harem, hosting the purple long tentacled nem, the blue wellso and various euphyllia in the tank. I got them a new white tipped BTA that is striking. It just needs to open up more for them to love on it. So over all, the tank is looking great and provides daily mesmerizing entertainment. 

 

 

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debbeach13

Congratulations on one year. Amazing photo's and also nice update. 

49 minutes ago, ECLS Reefer said:

So over all, the tank is looking great and provides daily mesmerizing entertainment. 

So happy for you and the tank.

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Murphych

That has turned out one sweet tank!👍🏼

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1 hour ago, ECLS Reefer said:

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It's May!!! That's right it's not gonna be May it IS May. The update is going to be up and down a bit with changes to life in this tank, BUT, THIS TANK IS OFFICIALLY 1 YEAR OLD THIS MONTH!!!!!!!  

 

Lets see... I officially turned old May 1st, with another birthday. Celebrated it with a super hot, very awesome crawfish/shrimp/crab boil in the Louisiana way, with good friends, lots of food, trash cans, many tears and sniffles over the heat of the food, and hours spent shelling the little buggers long after guests left. Then we turned the left overs into fabulous (I do mean FABULOUS) crawfish fettuccine. Not bad for birthday celebration and +1 day. Following this I made sure to thoroughly clean the hands and nails before sticking my hands in the fish tank, so as not to poison them with red pepper and Tabasco, and kill the tank on IT'S birthday.

 

The dragon faced pipefish are doing fantastic. They are two of the most fun fish to watch in the tank, by far. I attempted a banded pipefish, and he did not thrive and unfortunately died. He was also never friendly and very shy, and would never come out in the open. There was a lot of difficulty in even getting him shipped out due to stock health and worry over how they were acting in store, so I was worried about him to begin with. Turns out, they were right to worry. 😪

 

Added the powder brown tang, named Juan Pedro Sanchez, aka El Guapo. He is doing well, nice and chunky fish. Also lazy and entitled and not in the least interested in grazing on the rocks, where there is a wondrous collection of turf algae. So it's the toothbrush for me, again. Unfortunately, even with isolation and extra care, my yellow tang died yesterday. He ate, yet he wasted away. It's always the most frustrating when you can't fix a fish. Especially and irreplaceable one like a yellow tang has become. So now am pondering whether to get a different second tang. They got along, the PBT and the YT, so I'm not super worried about compatibility, more which tang will go after the turf algae the best.

 

Other than the couple of fish problems and the return of the fugly turf algae, this tank is looking fantastic. The torches are recovering nicely from whatever had angered them in the past, and starting to color up and extend noodles for a good look. The gonis are growing like weeds and looking great. All of the clowns have finally formed their harem, hosting the purple long tentacled nem, the blue wellso and various euphyllia in the tank. I got them a new white tipped BTA that is striking. It just needs to open up more for them to love on it. So over all, the tank is looking great and provides daily mesmerizing entertainment. 

 

 

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Happy Birthday Tank! 🥳🥳

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2 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Happy Birthday Tank! 🥳🥳

I always feel like I can take a breath of relief when I hit the year mark. This tank has grown up fast!

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Just now, ECLS Reefer said:

I always feel like I can take a breath of relief when I hit the year mark. This tank has grown up fast!

It looks great for its age. 😊

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spectra

tank looks great but my OCD side says clean that sand................. I hate crap in the sand you can see against the glass............... :biggrin:

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15 minutes ago, spectra said:

tank looks great but my OCD side says clean that sand................. I hate crap in the sand you can see against the glass............... :biggrin:

but it’s such a PAIN 😫 I try to keep it moved around to prevent that but that stuff appears in less than a day. And besides- messing with the sand really annoys Mr Buttface the jawfish.

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