Resetting the reef to open up some space
After more than 3.5 years of growth, some colonies were dominating the aquarium blocking light and impeding flow. Duane helped me with this project, which involved cutting out the huge corals and planting smaller choice bits to reset the reef. It's not an easy task, and mentally it can be challenging as well. I had to give him the reigns because left to my own means, I would have saved every coral instead of sacrificing the bulk to attain new beauty. It's been a month since we completed this event, and I've gradually come around to accept the newer look and appreciate the individual polyps more and more each day. And I have room to add a few more SPS frags now. ;)
Love this picture.