So, the melanurus has been in the tank for about a week now. Unfortunately, i don't see much of it except when the lights are out. I'm assuming it is just adjusting to my light cycle as the yellow wrasse i previously owned did.
As far as the pest problem is feared i had, it seems to have either never existed or gotten better. My two new valida and bonsai frags are encrusting nicely and coloring up well so i can't complain
I'm going to observe for a little while longer and if all goes well, I believe i will leave the tank as is and stop playing around with it. I remember when my previous 20G hit maturity, the less i played with it the better it went! All new and old corals were thriving, fish were happy, and most of all i was ecstatic! Ever since I upgraded, it was as if i had started a new tank to build up to. Don't get me wrong, i enjoyed it but i miss that stability. I know that WC
's played a big role and i've since stepped up my game and it only accelerating the process which makes my life easier. So from now on, I'm going to halt any upgrades, let my sps
grow in, and let my aquarium mature. I rushed this upgrade and it didn't go as smooth as i wanted so I'm gonna be patient with the next one!
Sorry for the long post, i just thought i should share! I promise a DSLR photo dump is on the way and I'm itching for a new SPS