Saturday, March 30, 2013

Physical Emulation

Truckin’ along:

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40 breeder office system:

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cliff717’s sweet zsero edge tank:

mooch1982:

erisen’s:

handmade stand:

lovely fireplace

via?:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Settled Monster

13” by the time it was all done, my back is done from shoveling the drive and walks.

critter couldn’t care less:

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i can haz shrimps?

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Just need some more tubing, ca and alk product and off we go:

Dosing Station

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Intact Biological

Changing to a dosing pump for calcium, alkalinity and magnesium to replace the calcium reactor. It’s easier to control parmeters and there are less parts to fail/mis-set. Finally fabbed up a shelf from re-store wood:

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easy(er) access once tucked in its spot:

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yuck! snnow!

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Lockheed pioneering desalination

"A Period of Juvenile Prosperity" by Mike Brodie

psychology of color

facebook for the homeless

luna jammin jimmy

lovely kitchen

Mr Fibby’s musical bike

homemade log splitter

L.A Metro doing it right (via?):

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Succeeding Enthusiasm

Visited Daniel at Flora Reef, while returning my second and last GlassGages tank back to the truck.  Super nice guy, great looking corals, fish and interesting inverts. This will be my spot-of-choice for semi-local SPS and unique critters:

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crittter luvs him some tank:

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Hang on Glass Algae Turf Scrubber

4,000 men, 1 day, 175k lunches delivered

Illinois-based surreal photographer

Incredible shrinking building

via?:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Harsh Prerequisite

Discovered the CO2 solenoid was not shutting off when in a powered off state. Ca reactor now just flowing tank water minus C02 as I wait on replacement parts.

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Several good coral purchase opportunities this weekend has the tank looking nice. Red wire algae spotted on one of the rocks so I’ll need to decide now if this is where it gets back in.

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looks like PicO are out of central Illinois and do low-e all-in-one rimless tanks

RalfP’s amazing tank

500 super ultra maxima clams can be had here

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Flying Robots and Swollen Polyps

Visited the second day of EOH and a local reef keeper’s home for some more frags:

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Big vaters:

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Robot obstacle wars at EOH:

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3d printer

Friday, March 8, 2013

Tesla Coil Concert @ EOH

Jr. has been asking to go since last year, good and chilly times:

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rest o’ the set

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Recreational Loader

Fish stocking hopefully not too quickly, everyone seems happy:

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drip acclimation:

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from top to bottom: Purple Firefish (new addition), Hector’s Goby named Kicking Horse (aptly named, he’s a jerk) and the Rainford’s (yet unamed):

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very importants acclimation assistance:

acclimation assistant

next round of critters I wouldn’t mind dunkin’ in the tank:

next round of critters I'd like to feed the tank

d2mini’s amazing tank:

nice fish room too

bike? what bikes?

ok maybe this (via?):