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8/16/2015 3:17:30 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Reef Tank Progress
A video of the saltwater reef tank after adding some new bulbs.

8/16/2015 1:28:10 PM - Read Full Post

Inside-out Pierogis
So I started a big long post about all the little inconsequential things I have been up to for about the last month, and realized.  Uggg.  Yea, sometimes even I get tired of writing down the silly little things.  If you care, you can read a summary at the end of this post.

7/27/2015 1:02:38 PM - Read Full Post

One Little Thing - A Challenge
Some people say "It's the Little Things", but mostly, it isn't.  It is the BIG things that knock you down or lift you up.  Like a heavy weight boxer with a mean right hook.  But that isn't the whole story.  For bad or good, what gets you to the point where one big hit will send you over the top... you guessed it... IS the "Little Things".
Little things that make you happy or sad, or even just grind away at your time a few minutes a day.  Nothing really... really ...

7/13/2015 3:26:34 PM - Read Full Post

Tank Trauma and Urchin Update...
And why you should always have access to enough salt water for a full water change on your salty tank.

clowns 201506196/26/2015 6:46:41 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Finally Time For Fish
After new lights, new filtering, and quite a few months of clean-up, my salty reef tank got corals and finally now... time for fish.

5/25/2015 4:43:55 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Saltwater Aquarium Cleanup
While I would love to say I have accomplished a lot in the few weeks since I posted last, it wouldn't be true.  In fact, my major accomplishment was getting the gutter installation for our roof scheduled for next week and sealing the top edging of the roof with expanding waterproof foam with hubby's help.  But I have not been completely lazy.  Slowly but surely I have been grinding away (sometimes literally) at the algae mess that was our saltwater aquarium. 
Work has been long and ...
aquariums   crafts   DIY  

2/16/2015 4:34:53 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Aquarium Cleanup and DIY Powered Algae Scrubber
We are trying to get our salt-water tank back into shape, so we got new lights, scrubbed the algae and vacuumed out everything, and did a 90% water change the weekend before this last.  
aquariums   crafts   DIY  

1/5/2015 12:04:51 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Some Wicked Wind This Way Blows and A Very Silent Night
Sunday was windy, and while it would be easy to think that the mountains don't get strong winds... just take note of the fact that buildings in our area have to be rated for 120 mph gusts.  We get seasonal 80-100 mph winds a few times a year, but I think some of the current gusts have been running even above that.
Yesterday afternoon the wind knocked out power several times in the surrounding areas, and dropped power to our whole area around 5:30pm.  Thankfully the wind died down completely by 6pm so ...

10/29/2014 10:13:57 AM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Beginning the Week... Now I'm Done, right?
Monday... I started off a little slow... mostly by breaking the rod for the guest bath toilet handle while I was trying to bend it to fit around the new fill valve/tower I would be installing later,  

7/14/2014 12:18:36 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Weekend Wrap-up and Hot-Water Maintenance
This weekend didn't get done many of the things I had hoped, but it was full of friends, fun, a few home tasks, and a little bit of rest and relaxation.  So I count it as a win.  

4/18/2014 3:10:43 PM - Read Full Post

180 Gallon Table
From the Archives:  6/29/2013
Our Goldfish "Pond" was only about 10 inches from the floor, and could not be seen very well from the dinner table that was in front of it, so we decided to move it to a taller stand.

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