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Simon you save soooo much more than you lose in your system. If reefing was easy, we wouldnt do it. A few lost, and many gained. Cheers and chin up. This too shall pass.
Thanks, it will be what it will be, sort of fed up worrying about it now, my mojo is wandering.
 

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This is the part of reef keeping that I have a hard time dealing with, I find myself depressed and unmotivated when things go south :( I try to put it behind me, focus on the present and of course search for my misplaced Mojo ;)


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Despite your losses, the tank is amazing! I also learned something for our tanks. It really never crossed my mind before about the introduction of little sand monsters. Thank you for the education!
 

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IMO Leathers can sometimes release toxins that may irritate or kill other corals and best method to deal with this is fresh water changes. And in your case either twice or weekly regimen.

Heck I found out that my Alkalinity supplement had used up and noticed on one Monti & a Acro base had starting to bleach which I've never had encountered before until I found out a couple days ago ... been too busy with work project that I'd forgotten to top up the Alkalinity solution.
 
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Ok, lower left is (German?) blue polyp, I fragged that base close to get the little branch as well, that is the biggest change in light.
Mid right is purple. a bit more light than where it was, again whole branch at more or less the angle it was at.
The green is green! ;)
There should be red in there, ... to follow!

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Sorry about the acros. It really is a bummer watching things that were happy then start to decline. I'm going thru a downturn as well. Now dealing with fish hierarchy changes. Coral beauty angel has lost it and can no longer tolerate anyone else. Had to catch the swallowtail damsel male because the angel nearly killed him. Going to take him to the LFS so he doesn't die. Hopefully the CB angel decides to stop being a pain, but I doubt it.

Just keep on keepin on. Since you are no longer wanting to keep acros, get more gorgonians. Can't have too many gorgonians.
 

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I hate the black mood hanging over the tanks.
You’ve done all of the emergency steps fella, I’ve learnt in this hobby we will all have issues and setbacks, you just need to sit back with your music and rum for a few weeks and let the system recover and reset, these things take time.... and it still a cracking view from your desk!!
it’s taken a year for my system to get back to anything Iike after my issues... but it’s not a race... and it still makes me happy
 

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Yeh they suck but are cute. ;)

Wondering if all 3 of these will ever open at the same time?! ;)

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Dendro. :)

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How can you consider the tanks having a black mood when you have specimens like this doing beautifully? Evolution of the tank, just like the ocean.
 
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I love taking close ups and am not a fan of the blue look, I prefer the purple side of blue.
I can take a close up of things and it will basically be what I see.
Far right went in yesterday, yellow / peach / pink with purple polyps, yellow in the middle is yellow, as long as the corals are happy I'm happy. :)

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Looks awesome...!!!
 
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You’ve done all of the emergency steps fella, I’ve learnt in this hobby we will all have issues and setbacks, you just need to sit back with your music and rum for a few weeks and let the system recover and reset, these things take time.... and it still a cracking view from your desk!!
it’s taken a year for my system to get back to anything Iike after my issues... but it’s not a race... and it still makes me happy
It has bounced back before, this is the second time it hit my acros hard but this time it was my fault all be it unknowingly, time for a change of direction.
 
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So, the reason I didn't get a red monti in with the others.
You can see the glue base of the red, it got dislodged about 6 months ago so I just dropped it on the greenish piece, when I grabbed that base I thought I could just wiggle the red off.
Wrong!
The red has grown around that upright branch and is solid!
I just put it back, I will pick up another frag at some point! ;)

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