All my fault. This aquarium has been running for 8 years. It started as a 29 gallon reef, which transformed into a 75 gallon reef.
These were the glory days:
Over the years, I lost/gave away the corals and had just fish and ~80lbs of live rock. The past two years I've only had a blue hamlet, yellow eye tang, and common clownfish. Life has been crazy for these past few years, and I will fully admit I did not dedicate the time and effort that these fish truly deserve. I got very lax with water changes, topping off fresh water, and feeding in general.
Yesterday, my blue hamlet disappeared. Today, I did an 18 gallon water change, added a yellowtail damsel and a sixline wrasse. Just got back from dinner, and the yellow eye tang was wedged in some rocks. The clownfish, which I've had since I was a sophomore in high school (8 years ago), is doing fine. I'm honestly considering draining the tank, giving the fish to a friend, drying out the rock, and putting everything in storage for now.
These are beautiful wild creatures which deserve better than to live in a 4x2x2' box. I feel like such a scumbag for allowing this to happen.
Life happens, If you don't have time, really think aboout getting rid of it just for your own sanity. When you have more spare time, get back into it. I get lazy sometimes and feel the same way and have made the decision to just have freshwater and cheaper fish. I realize I don't have the time necessary for the more sophisticated stuff right now. Two kids, work etc.