That frogspawn you gave me now has 4 heads, it is growing like crazy!IME if the color is right, you have growth and nothing looks stressed, leave it alone.
BTW, the frogspawn colony yours came from split itself over the weekend. I now have the colony and three big frags of it in the 93.
New nems so weird things while they adjust.So the worst part about splitting up the ricordia and zoas/adding new corals is that they are closed up and adjusting to their new environment. I am so on edge right now that I did something wrong and the whole tank will crash lol.
I might need some encouragement to get through the next few days of acclimation and not drive myself crazy! Worst part is that I left for a trip this morning, so we will see how everything looks when I get back!
Overnight the anemone moved into a hole that is in the side of my rock, facing away from the front glass so I cannot really see him. That, plus retracting at night has me on edge.
So much better. I still have moments where I don't feel like I am functioning 100% mentally and quickly get frustrated, and my back is slowly but surely healing. My mid back is just stiff all the time now, not necessarily in pain like it was. I think the worst part is that the stiffness wraps around to my ribs so it hurts to breathe haha.
Glad to hear you are doing better. I have been in your shoes with back issues, not the same circumstances, but it still sucks. Not being able to do simple things is a huge kick in the brain, mentally. Just remember, when you think you are useless, you aren’t. That is the best advise I was given when I was laid up. It sounds simple, but I woke up and told myself that, everyday. Eventually I started to believe it, as it was true. It just took telling myself that, and not everyone else.So much better. I still have moments where I don't feel like I am functioning 100% mentally and quickly get frustrated, and my back is slowly but surely healing. My mid back is just stiff all the time now, not necessarily in pain like it was. I think the worst part is that the stiffness wraps around to my ribs so it hurts to breathe haha.
I think that by the end of the year I should be pretty close to 100%. I have been surrounded by great doctors and a supportive wife as I slowly heal.
Being physically and mentally limited really discouraged me for awhile, but between my wife, friends and the community on here that has supported me, I feel like I am slowly getting my old life back.
I honestly wish I could meet the guy who hit me. Not to sue, not to yell or scream, but to simply explain to him how his actions and irresponsibility really affected me for such a long time. Trying to continue working while being in such mental and physical pain is tough enough. Keeping up with doctors bills, insurance paperwork, lawyer paperwork, etc. has practically been a second job on top of the regular work.
I haven't scuba for years, but do remember everything hugh down thereSo nothing really to update here. Everything is chugging along smoothly. @Rick.45cal once told me to enjoy these moments of peace because they come and go in the hobby. So right now I am not stressing about the tank, I am not planning any upgrades, I am simply doing what little routine maintenance I need (have not tested since rebuild) and enjoying the peace and serenity.
I have been slowly removing sand from the tank since the goby made a mountain that peaked about 10" high (no joke).
Also, here is one of my pups out on the lake in a lifejacket. This is sorta water related right???
Finally, I would really like to get scuba certified and see these creatures that we keep in our homes in their natural environment.