I stopped adding, when I knew that my mind was made up to upgrade. I moved what I wanted to keep to a 40b and gave away the rest. I didn't want to overload a 40b, so I stopped, knowing that the upgrade will allow more additions in the future.
Today! Sweet mercy hallelujah!!!! Since the winter storms a few weeks ago and the shipping backlog had overnight shipping on hold for a while I have had “new piece” withdrawals! (Work schedule makes nearly impossible to get to the LFS) Got two Grail style torches today and they’re still getting use to their new living situation and a little mad at the moment.
Added 6 frags, flame angel, and a large filefish. Lost 2 frags, others shifting around.... haven’t permanentized them with glue. Filefish is happy, as is angel, and aiptasias are slooooowly disappearin.
I added a Mandarin Dragonet last month but lost him to hydrogen sulfide poisoning in a disaster caused by a clogged pre-filter - which resuted in such serious stagnation of the water that it killed my Mandarin, Coral Beauty and Clownfish.
Got an acclimation box because I wanted a powder tang. Went to 4 different shops to look for one and didn’t come home till I had it and a 150$ Duncan with 11 heads on it that I did not plan for. This was a week ago and both are doing great.
Before that, on a whim a month ago I got a giant hermit crab that I was feeding a muscle every two days and it still ate half my sand sifting starfish till I figured out that it really was not reef safe. It lives in a 20 gallon in my fish room now.
I'm getting my auction winnings today. My fav place has live sales couple times a week. They're so good to me. Very easy to work with. I'm still growing my acan, ricordea mushroom, zoa gardens, some LPS like bubble coral and candycane. As well as some leather, a toadstool.
I am adding to get established.
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