I only have one store in my area and it is a pit. Next closest is 2 hours away and they never seem to have inverts. Maybe I will let the nems get established and make an order online for one with some sexy shrimpCool! You could get a pistol to help clean your sand too.
Thanks.., though I think it is pretty shabby looking right now. I am going to start round two of cleaning tomorrow. Maybe after this it may be nice or at least a nice start.Nice cube! Our first tank was a Coralife 29. I never thought about pulling the hood when it sorted out. Donated it to the DAV. Still kicking myself over that one.
The best tank threads are more than just tanks. They are life threads.Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone (Francis for short) was born to a wealthy family of cloth merchants in Assisi. Francis was a very charismatic fellow. One might even refer to him as a 12th century Kardashian. If you wanted to party, Francis was your man. It wasn't long until the wealthy son of a merchant became a leader of a rowdy party crowd. The 12th century wasn't all parties for Francis though. He was after all the son of a wealthy cloth merchant and when war was declared he became a knight. While he was the go to guy for a party, Francis was a lousy knight. Early on in his knightly career Francis was captured. In the 12th century captured soldiers were slaughtered, but thankfully being the son of a wealthy merchant he was spared for ransom. Perhaps this inequality was the spark that set Francis on a different path. During this transformation Francis was riding down the street with his bestie when he began to hear the eerie chime of a bell. As he saw a lone figure coming up the street ringing the bell and realization struck that the man was a leper. Leprosy was a scary thing in the 12th century. As the lepers rang their bell the streets would clear in fear, but Francis did not see a man to be feared. He saw a man. Much to the fear and disbelief of both the leper and his bestie Francis went to the man and kissed him. Francis spoke to this person as if he were any other. Long story short Francis gave up the party life, renounced his wealth and founded the Franciscan Order. He was canonized and the influences of St Francis are still felt today.
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These are nuns of the Hospital Sisters of St Francis. They arrived in the United States in the late 19th century to serve the needs of the under served and growing immigrant population from Germany. They came with nothing, most without the ability to speak English. They were very good at what they did. They were so good in fact that the wealthy residents in the area were envious of the care they provided to the poor. So much so that they helped the sisters establish a hospital. Fast forward to the late 1950's and the sisters needed a larger hospital. They fund raised and bought a beautiful piece of lake front property View attachment 944022 and construction began on the hospital I currently work in. View attachment 944025
The thought that went into the construction... Nearly every in patient room faces the lake. I worked 6pm to 6am through nursing school on the 6th floor. When the sun would rise in the morning it was beautiful and refreshing... though that was short lived because I would be up the rest of the day in class. Wait this is a build thread right? So lets get on with it...