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I’m absolutely terrible at updating this thread but I had some time before my classes this morning so I figured it would be a good time to do a quick update. So far, the tank has been doing amazing! Corals and nems are growing and coloration is spot on. I did end up removing two of my three zebra barred dartfish, the two were getting bullied by the one, weren’t getting any food, and were slowly starving. I ended up putting them back into QT to try and get them healthy again. Since removing those two, I can’t find the third dartfish anywhere and he isn’t coming out to eat so I don’t know what happened to him. As far as replacement goes, I will probably reintroduced tho large female dartfish, but not really planning to add anymore fish. The same honestly goes for corals. There’s some space I’m saving for some choice pieces, but aside from those, I’m happy with how the tank is now.
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I’m absolutely terrible at updating this thread but I had some time before my classes this morning so I figured it would be a good time to do a quick update. So far, the tank has been doing amazing! Corals and nems are growing and coloration is spot on. I did end up removing two of my three zebra barred dartfish, the two were getting bullied by the one, weren’t getting any food, and were slowly starving. I ended up putting them back into QT to try and get them healthy again. Since removing those two, I can’t find the third dartfish anywhere and he isn’t coming out to eat so I don’t know what happened to him. As far as replacement goes, I will probably reintroduced tho large female dartfish, but not really planning to add anymore fish. The same honestly goes for corals. There’s some space I’m saving for some choice pieces, but aside from those, I’m happy with how the tank is now.
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Those BTA look great! I just introduced a Rainbow BTA to my tank a few days ago, it's only the size of a quarter. Hopefully, it will grow up and look as good as yours do. Tank looks great!
 
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Merry late Christmas! Got a nice new frag rack from BRS so I can get more corals I won’t have a place for! Lol! But primarily so that I can start taking some frags of my frogspawn /hammer hybrid and a couple other things that are growing fast.
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I’m a bit late to the party with this, but Happy New year! I’d say good riddance to 2020, but surprisingly this has been one of the best years I’ve had for my tank. So I’ll start off 2021 with some evening TD shots!
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As well as my urchin doing his daily frag rearranging....even with them glued down. But can’t say he isn’t a useful CC member so he stays for now lol
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