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

Get Fish & Corals directly for the suppliers

RichtheReefer21

Do It Yourself.
View Badges
Joined
Jun 11, 2018
Messages
4,736
Reaction score
21,706
Best of luck to your son!

My nephew is considering and leaning towards the army. I'm trying to push him towards engineering Corp, but hes of course thinking Marines. Not thrilled like most knowing a family member wants to be on the ground, front lines, in a battle. Scary.
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,834
Reaction score
27,235
Location
North Alabama
Best of luck to your son!

My nephew is considering and leaning towards the army. I'm trying to push him towards engineering Corp, but hes of course thinking Marines. Not thrilled like most knowing a family member wants to be on the ground, front lines, in a battle. Scary.
My younger son goes to the Marines next year.

Daniel will be attached to the corp of engineers. He is going to Ft. Leonard Wood for Basic and AIT.
 

Brew12

Electrical Gru
View Badges
Joined
Aug 14, 2016
Messages
19,399
Reaction score
46,002
Location
Decatur, AL
Daniel graduated high school tonight.

I don't know exactly how to feel.

I think it may sink in over the next few days.

The count down begins to him leaving for basic. 21 days.
Congrats!

Hard to believe we were at this exact same point last year.
 
Cultivated Reef

Brew12

Electrical Gru
View Badges
Joined
Aug 14, 2016
Messages
19,399
Reaction score
46,002
Location
Decatur, AL
Thanks. Tell me it gets easier.
You're old enough to know better.... :rolleyes:

I thought it would, but it just doesn't seem too. Of course, part of that has been complicated by James health issues. He had just gotten approval to class up for training and then got kidney stones. That is medically disqualifying for air crew, so now he is at the mercy of the Corps as to what he does next.

I think if he had just been able to cruise through his training it would have been easier on us as parents. One of the most frustrating things is how the USMC approves special requests. We purchased a flight for him to come home for Memorial Day weekend, flying out tomorrow. We don't expect to find out if it is approved until late morning tomorrow. :mad:
 

RichtheReefer21

Do It Yourself.
View Badges
Joined
Jun 11, 2018
Messages
4,736
Reaction score
21,706
You're old enough to know better.... :rolleyes:

I thought it would, but it just doesn't seem too. Of course, part of that has been complicated by James health issues. He had just gotten approval to class up for training and then got kidney stones. That is medically disqualifying for air crew, so now he is at the mercy of the Corps as to what he does next.

I think if he had just been able to cruise through his training it would have been easier on us as parents. One of the most frustrating things is how the USMC approves special requests. We purchased a flight for him to come home for Memorial Day weekend, flying out tomorrow. We don't expect to find out if it is approved until late morning tomorrow.
Yikes
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,834
Reaction score
27,235
Location
North Alabama
So I got my order of 30 socks in after only a 9 week back order!

Basically, this will allow me to go two months before having to wash them. I already have 8 and I change two socks every 3 to 4 days.

I STILL am not running carbon or any other media and, thanks to the UV the water has been sparkling. I think I am finally on the last stage of algae before the coraline explosion starts.

I am going to measure calcium once a week as soon as it starts to pop up on the back glass and up my kalk mix accordingly. Eventually (I hope) kalk won't keep up and I will have to go with a reactor or another method of supplementation.

I have to say that I really wish I would have done my rock differently. I just don't like the way the SPS are sitting. : (
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,834
Reaction score
27,235
Location
North Alabama
Oh, I forgot. The canary blennies decided to stop their courting behavior. I think they are just too young yet.

It was cool to watch while it lasted.
 
Get Fish & Corals directly for the suppliers

RichtheReefer21

Do It Yourself.
View Badges
Joined
Jun 11, 2018
Messages
4,736
Reaction score
21,706
So I got my order of 30 socks in after only a 9 week back order!

Basically, this will allow me to go two months before having to wash them. I already have 8 and I change two socks every 3 to 4 days.

I STILL am not running carbon or any other media and, thanks to the UV the water has been sparkling. I think I am finally on the last stage of algae before the coraline explosion starts.

I am going to measure calcium once a week as soon as it starts to pop up on the back glass and up my kalk mix accordingly. Eventually (I hope) kalk won't keep up and I will have to go with a reactor or another method of supplementation.

I have to say that I really wish I would have done my rock differently. I just don't like the way the SPS are sitting. : (
I wouldn't let it bother u too much if the fish are happy. The sps eventually fill the middle and the rock scape disappears.
 

crusso1993

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 21, 2018
Messages
4,184
Reaction score
23,216
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
I have to say that I really wish I would have done my rock differently. I just don't like the way the SPS are sitting. : (
What formation did you employ? Thought about redoing it while still in the uglies and the tank is young?

Ya know, it did seem kinda pervy...
Well, if anyone knows "pervy", I'd say it would be you!
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,834
Reaction score
27,235
Location
North Alabama
I decided to leave the rock alone and wait until corals start to fill in. At that point, I can decide which stay and which go to a new tank or get sold.
 
OP
dantimdad

dantimdad

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 24, 2009
Messages
6,834
Reaction score
27,235
Location
North Alabama
OK gang, sorry about not updating.

Been super busy getting ready for the Daniel's party.

I am now adding to that the MACNA preparation for the Noopsyche booth.

It's been a wild year! I am excited to see what develops in the second half.

The tank is doing well. Got a spot of cyano on the sand that I keep stirring up. It's getting smaller and smaller. I need to do a sump and skimmer cleaning soon so I will get some water mixed up and get that done in the next few days hopefully.
 

Do you use Instagram for reefing stuff? What’s your handle?

  • Yes I follow people

    Votes: 8 23.5%
  • Yes and I post reefing content

    Votes: 9 26.5%
  • No IG isn’t for me

    Votes: 15 44.1%
  • What is IG?

    Votes: 2 5.9%

Online statistics

Members online
1,862
Guests online
4,604
Total visitors
6,466
Chaos Aquaculture
Top Shelf Aquatics
Top