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So, I am paying the price for pushing it at the store.

I have had arthritis from my shoulders to my fingers since my days of bar knuckle fighting and bouncing. All of the impact driving, sanding and hammer drilling into concrete the last two weeks made my hands hurt so badly last night I didn't sleep and now they are completely numb.

I was an hour and a half late for work and it took 20 minutes to tie my shoes. :(

I have watch the keyboard to type.

I guess I will see the Doc this week.
 

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I feel that pain brother. The rain today did not help either. Had bad arthritis since I was 16. Ugh. I cannot imagine doing the hard work you are doing.
 
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I feel that pain brother. The rain today did not help either. Had bad arthritis since I was 16. Ugh. I cannot imagine doing the hard work you are doing.

Thanks man.

I have always pushed through but since last April, pushing through hurts more every time.

We will be open in 11 weeks and the hardest labor will be over. :)
 

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Me too!

That will be the last tanks filled probably.
You still planning a smaller tank for area reefers to "consignment" frags from? I may have to stop cutting and tossing pieces of the purple stags soon!
 
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You still planning a smaller tank for area reefers to "consignment" frags from? I may have to stop cutting and tossing pieces of the purple stags soon!

Yes. It will start as a smaller tank (1/2 height 29) to see how it does. If it is popular enough, I will invest in something larger. It will be lit by a K7 pro II.
 
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Something was nagging at me about the coral troughs so I stopped on the way home yesterday and stood and looked at the setup thus far. Then it dawned on me when I looked over at the sketch.

I had planned on leaving 1.5" between the two tanks for wires and power head magnets. Guess what? I built the stand the exact dimensions of the tanks end to end! Doh!

I will have to 3d print or fabricate from acrylic, hangers for the power heads on the center of the setup. Not a neat and tidy solution like I had intended but it will be functional none the less.
 

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So, I am paying the price for pushing it at the store.

I have had arthritis from my shoulders to my fingers since my days of bar knuckle fighting and bouncing. All of the impact driving, sanding and hammer drilling into concrete the last two weeks made my hands hurt so badly last night I didn't sleep and now they are completely numb.

I was an hour and a half late for work and it took 20 minutes to tie my shoes. :(

I have watch the keyboard to type.

I guess I will see the Doc this week.
I thought I heard you saying something but it was tough to make out on top of all the high-pitched whinining. :p;):p
 
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We are sooo close to painting!

Today we finished the second trough and cut out for the glass in the end of the first one. We also made up all the frames for the 10 gallon floating tanks and half of the frames for the 6.6 gallons. Gotta get more lumber tomorrow.

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This is such a great experience for us to watch. Really love that you share it all.
Appreciate it!

I love what I am doing. It's stressful some days but so worth it.
 
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The 3/8" glass for the ends will be in Tuesday.

The glass company is also supposed to measure for the two window openings I framed out where the non-compliant doors were.
 
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I have to tell you that @crusso1993 honestly keeps things in perspective for me. Kind of the "kick in the pants" I need to stay motivated.
You may want to tone it down on who helps you with some things. I mean, most know I'm not quite right in the head and admitting that my perspective may be better than your own, well, doesn't paint you in a very good light! ;) :p ;)
 
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Got all the frames build and installed for the floating tanks today. Also did some much needed tool maintenance.

Ryan got sick and had to go home so I knocked off a bit early and decided to take it easy.

I got more done this weekend than I thought anyway. ;)
 
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