93 Cube for under a grand. It can be done... I think. UPDATED GRAND TOTAL! :)

Top Shelf Aquatics

NY_Caveman

likes words, fish and arbitrary statistics
View Badges
Joined
Sep 8, 2017
Messages
14,232
Reaction score
78,494
Location
New York
Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

It started at 1
What, were you busy or something? LOL! Store really looks to be coming along. Congratulations.
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
The response to the store and the non-profit side of it were nothing less than amazing today!

I really appreciate all the encouragement and votes of confidence.

As I said in the meeting, this is a community effort and community is what the store is all about.

Thanks for everyone who showed up and let us know we are headed in the right direction.

Lot's of hugs went around and it was great!
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
So the show was great yesterday. Had great lunch with @Katrina71, hippie kid, Ryan, @Robin Haselden and his wife.

Got 10 new corals and made some new friends as well.

Today we got some trim work done on the in wall openings and met up with an old friend to show him the shop. He is beyond happy with what we are doing.

I setup my lights with the new "Amy" settings this evening but it was already in sunset when I put them back over the tank so I will have to wait until tomorrow to take pics and see how great it looks.

All in all, a very tiring but productive and fun weekend.
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
Oh! I forgot! Reserved the rental SUV to hall Timothy, Alyssa, Anna and myself to Daniel's AIT graduation on the 25th!

For those keeping track, that's just 3 weeks from this Friday!
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
It’s a sad day indeed. I knew this day would come but no one wants to admit they are going to lose something special to them. Almost like a member of the family. The motor in my ts3612 table saw is dying and a replacement is no longer made.
I have had the saw for 19+ years and it has helped to feed my family and restore countless houses. It have cut the material for speakers that are now playing in Jakarta, johanassburg and jersey and all points in between.

I made the serving platters and cake boards for my wedding reception with it. I built the first “big boy” beds the boys had with it.

I just don’t know what I will do without it. I am hoping it will make it through the rest of the store build but fear it won’t.

May sound silly to some of you but it’s been with me for over a third of my ornery life and never let me down.
 

Victoria M

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jan 6, 2017
Messages
4,280
Reaction score
15,298
Location
Sylvania, OH
It’s a sad day indeed. I knew this day would come but no one wants to admit they are going to lose something special to them. Almost like a member of the family. The motor in my ts3612 table saw is dying and a replacement is no longer made.
I have had the saw for 19+ years and it has helped to feed my family and restore countless houses. It have cut the material for speakers that are now playing in Jakarta, johanassburg and jersey and all points in between.

I made the serving platters and cake boards for my wedding reception with it. I built the first “big boy” beds the boys had with it.

I just don’t know what I will do without it. I am hoping it will make it through the rest of the store build but fear it won’t.

May sound silly to some of you but it’s been with me for over a third of my ornery life and never let me down.
It is so sad. And then you start using the newer slightly upgraded tool and your like “wow, this thing rocks” I truly hope that is how it is for you. :)
 
Last edited:
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
I am like “get me a coral, please” lol “or a bucket of nice salt”
Hope she loves flowers? If so, that is lovely of you.

She LOVES flowers. :)
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
It is so sad. And then you start using the newer slightly upgraded tool and your like “wow, this thing rocks” I truly hope that is how it is for you. :)
Thanks. I hope so too.

Problem is, I didn't need to hardly ever adjust this saw and when I did, I could do it by feel because I had it so long. Now, I will have to break out the dial indicator and calipers again.

Oh well, could be worse things in life.

:)
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
I decided I would inspect my ivy sterilizer

BB93071F-0CC1-46E5-855E-FD778EEBD32E.jpeg

Yep folks this is one case where going inexpensive was not a good idea

I will run without one for a while until I determine my best course of action. First thing is to get a reactor running with carbon to pull out whatever chemical cocktail this leeched.
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
I had a couple Somatic reactors brand new in the box. (Christmas sale at BRS) and an unopen BRS carbon.

Put in about two cups and reused the pump and hose I was using on the sterilizer. (They didn't come with the sterilizer).

Rinsed the reactor and carbon with RODI and it is up and running. Took me longer to find the reactor than anything else. LOL!
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
7,503
Reaction score
31,425
Location
North Alabama
I really expect some things that were peaked looking to perk up now.

I just couldn't figure out why some things just took off and others languished.

Hopefully this is it.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Do you think you too much water testing takes a toll on you and your aquarium?

  • Yes

    Votes: 211 43.3%
  • No

    Votes: 218 44.8%
  • Not Sure

    Votes: 58 11.9%

Online statistics

Members online
928
Guests online
2,703
Total visitors
3,631
Exotic Reef Imports & Sea Dwelling Creatures
Top