Well, I finally have our official second fish (official fish do not include a certain pair of damsels purchased on a whimsy by my mother that were then returned to the store
), a flasher wrasse. It's a handsome little male that is currently hunkering down in one corner and giving the evil eye to passersby- I bought him last Thursday and picked him up today from the LFS
; he was very active and eating there, so hopefully there won't be any problems with him getting used to the tank. I've put some plastic wrap over the only gaps in the eggcrate as a temporary method of keeping him from taking a nice little surf on the floor.
I also met another local reef-keeper recently and went to his house to buy some frags
today. I got xenia, anthelia, three different kinds of zoanthids, a purple gorgonian, and he gave me two M. digigata frags
to "experiment" with for free. I don't know how they'll do, but I'm pretty confident about the rest of them. The zoanthids are already out and the xenia and anthelia are moving a bit, though the xenia looks very "sad" at the moment (the stalks, not polyps, are drooped over- should I prop them up or let them rise up on their own?).
I've put the montis as high up as I can, though I need to grab some extra glue from Home Depot tomorrow to fix them into place. I sent my dad to buy the glue today and he bought the wrong one (sigh
). There were also two brittlestars that hopped off one of the frags
when I put them in, though I don't know how they'll do because I only acclimated everything for about an hour and I know people have problems with starfish dying quickly that is usually related to acclimation time. I'll probably never know, as I won't be able to find white starfish in a white substrate. :P
I'll post some pics tomorrow, provided the fish and corals involved will cooperate. =)