125 - Took Forever But Here It Comes!

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Work from home they said!
It'll be great they said!
Your wife would never have you start tearing out the bathroom they said!
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Ok, maybe they never said that last part, but if they had they would've been wrong! In my wife's defense she did let me finish my work day BEFORE we started tearing up the shower.
 

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Work from home they said!
It'll be great they said!
Your wife would never have you start tearing out the bathroom they said!
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Ok, maybe they never said that last part, but if they had they would've been wrong! In my wife's defense she did let me finish my work day BEFORE we started tearing up the shower.
All that saved time not commuting.
 
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All that saved time not commuting.
It's funny because I got in the car to go to dinner last night and it was on empty... Apparently my wife decided that since I wasn't using it she'd take my car and use my gas to take my son to the doctor.
 
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It's funny because I got in the car to go to dinner last night and it was on empty... Apparently my wife decided that since I wasn't using it she'd take my car and use my gas to take my son to the doctor.
How kind of her. We finally got our car back from the transmission shop. It's been a month and a half at least.
 
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Alright! We were working in the bathroom more this morning and then made a dump run. Since we had the trailer hooked up we figured it'd be a good time to go bathtub shopping. I sat in probably 40-50 tubs today. We decided which tubs we probably want but we have to find a shower base that will fit next to them so we didn't buy one today - but we have a semi-plan!

I'm tank news, since we were downtown we decided to hit up the old Ocean Floor. My wife grabbed some Flagfish and Rasboras for the FW tank and we grabbed some gracilaria and 5 Astrea snails. Also decided that since we were at a store that sells it - might as well grab some Reef Chowda! 16 ounces of a mix of pods, rotifers, phyto, and brine shrimp. This stuff is great. Manufactured by the son-in-law of @SawCJack00 if I'm not mistaken.
 
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So I have an in-tank refugium. I'm going to set that up this afternoon for the Red Ogo and some rubble I've been cycling and is ready to go. One of the "perks" of having a sump with no refugium. I'll get pics later.
 
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@Mschmidt I just checked a couple of different brands: Quikrete Portland cement has >1% silica sand, Sakrete has 1-3% silica sand, and Quikrete Rapid setting concrete mix has 40-70% silica sand. I would definitely stay away from the rapid set concrete mixes if you decide to build rock.
 

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@Mschmidt I just checked a couple of different brands: Quikrete Portland cement has >1% silica sand, Sakrete has 1-3% silica sand, and Quikrete Rapid setting concrete mix has 40-70% silica sand. I would definitely stay away from the rapid set concrete mixes if you decide to build rock.
That is a big percent. It will be avoided. It's probably safe to assume the >1% of quikrete Portland is taken care of in the fresh and salt water baths.
 
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What are all the ways you "filter" your reef aquarium?

  • Chemical Filter Media

    Votes: 156 47.7%
  • Skimmer

    Votes: 269 82.3%
  • Natural Methods (rock, sand etc)

    Votes: 281 85.9%
  • Algae Scrubber/Reactor

    Votes: 45 13.8%
  • Rollermats

    Votes: 55 16.8%
  • Filter Socks/Pads

    Votes: 180 55.0%
  • UV Sterilizer

    Votes: 104 31.8%
  • HOB or Canister

    Votes: 46 14.1%
  • Ozone Generator

    Votes: 14 4.3%
  • Coral

    Votes: 160 48.9%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 6 1.8%
  • Refugium

    Votes: 125 38.2%
  • Water Changes

    Votes: 224 68.5%
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