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    Late-night lunging & cheating at choose your own adventure novels.

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  1. Cannedfish

    🔥🔥🔥 Lawnman's Lounge 🔥🔥🔥

    “Preach!!” Okay, now that I got my daily Wendy Williams outburst out of the way, everyone can carry on with their day per protocol.
  2. Cannedfish

    Tana's Custom 54

    Lotta sexy nubs right there. A statement that would, under any other circumstance, be super creepy.
  3. Cannedfish

    Les Bon Tanks Rouler

    Whoops, about having no more space for frags... Temptation man, gets me every time...
  4. Well it’s Saturday, which means two things: 1) I missed Sh$t talk Friday and 2) clothing optional pools. I apologize for the former point, I had a coworker’s going away party... at a bar, and you know... alcohol (love that devil’s nectar). Fortunately, I neither woke up in a stranger’s shed nor came home with someone else’s pants, both of which have been known to happen. What can I say, I live the pirate’s life. But also, don’t think I for a second I was gonna let you swash-buckling scallywags off the hook, Sh$t Talk Saturday: The Legend of the Hidden Temple was going to happen even if, leeerrd help me, I have to refill this Bloody Mary and take some ibuprofen halfway through. With that unruly business behind us, let’s get to the good stuff. It appears, luckily for me, that @micoastreefing ill-fated decision to attempt to teach his lights the backstroke, is still paying dividends. I feel like Warren Buffett over here holding on to my fraction of millimeter lead. Which is great because otherwise I would probably be eating his dust. Now, @This guy is extra salty we all know you think you’re taking the high road with this whole, I’m not juicing campaign, but who holds the home run record... not squeaky clean Hank Aaron. Let me learn you some something, as demonstrated by The Game of Thrones and a thing called Capitalism, mean jerks and cheaters finish first. Nice guys and whoever’s racing Lance Armstrong finish last. Or that’s at least what I tell other people’s children (and that Santa’s a blood thirsty cannibal, sleep well!). Furthermore, as you busters will notice by the obnoxiously subtle red circle, this corn dog’s got a growth tip! Yessir, that right there is brand-spankin’ new polyp! I really need to start think about what all I’m gonna do with those 15,727 Icelandic Krona! Whatever it will be, I assure you it will be ill-advised. Also the spheroid water lettuce is doing just great, thanks.
  5. Cannedfish

    🔥🔥🔥 Lawnman's Lounge 🔥🔥🔥

    Bad news all around. Had to put down our 12 year old cavalier tonight. I can’t remember the last time I teared like that. RIP Beau
  6. Cannedfish

    MIcoast's IM30L

    He needs it quick so I can finally nominate him for tank of the month! I figure the tank needs a few weeks to rebound from the light swimming experience.
  7. Cannedfish

    MIcoast's IM30L

    If you do go all Jimmy Neutron on this, I was to be first in line for the HP super-mega-awesome porthole 2.0 (the obvious name). Also any ideas on fabricating a bracket to mount two AI Primes from a gooseneck (so each can pivot and the bracket looks good)?
  8. Cannedfish

    Les Bon Tanks Rouler

    Thanks! I appreciate it! What I lack in appreciable reefing skill, I definitely attempt to make up with bad analogies and worse dad jokes. Some call it unamusing and hackneyed, and... well, their probably right. I normally wouldn't say take my advice, unless you were looking to make some bad decisions. But in this case, I think you should absolutely get back into the hobby, and although I might be a bit biased, I think the IM10 is a perfect tank to do it with. Being so small, we were able to place our unobtrusively in the kitchen and, as a completely unintended consequence, we've found we spend much more time there as the tank functions as a sort of TV that only gets one channel (and that channel is a unusual mix of Blue Planet, Andy Cohen, and early 2000's Survivor). Also it's always kind of shocking how interested guests are when they come over and discover that coral is actually alive and that Blenwood is actually half fish half brautwurst (sorry buddy, you need to lose weight). That being said, about dosing. As stated before, I have been really hesitant to dose. I feel like I am barely able to keep this car on the road how it is, and the added complication of dosing pumps and 2-part and math would immediately cause disaster (science is illegal down here in the South). In the two-plus weeks since I've used the dosing pump, I can honestly say the opposite has been true. With a bit of diligence (something I'm otherwise not known for) I have been able to dial-in the automated dosing to a point where I have been getting fairly consistent alk readings regardless of the time of day. And honestly everything looking infinitely happier. About putting kalk in the my ATO: I thought about that, however, there is one big issue, I don't have an ATO. Partly, it comes down to space, as there isn't really a great place to put a reservoir; partly it comes down to me being illogically stubborn (an ATO involves a pump and sensors and wires (technology is illegal down yonder in Dixie)). I have thought about getting one, however, I keep a glass lid one the tank, which really helps with evaporation and just top up whenever it needs it (also I think the glass lid looks so much better than mesh). People point out that the glass lid limits gas exchange, but with a skimmer and a lot of surface agitation, I'm not convinced that it is a huge issue. Honestly, if I do pick up an ATO, I would get rid of the lid altogether and go Italian beach or hairy Eastern European man-style... Le Topless. Lastly, I admit I did think about the kalk route in lieu of the dosing pump, but I couldn't really wrap my head around it like I could with dosing. For whatever reason (probably because I'm an idiot) the process seemed much more inexact and fuzzy: involving evaporation rates and kalk concentrations and measurements (the laws of thermodynamics are frowned upon in Bayou). Dosing seem much more straight-forward. Wow, that was a metric-ton of rambling; I'm not sure if this answered any of your questions, but I hope it helped. If not, here are some less-than-stellar photos! Red Dragon finally deciding to grow. SC Orange Passion... err... Green Passion. Unknown Zoa.
  9. Cannedfish

    MIcoast's IM30L

    Yup had to make it big enough in case someone wanted to use the DSLR. Probably could’ve done a better job with my finish work (or finish work at all, but let’s be honest finish work isn’t an ingredient in an old fashion), but I’ll leave that to @HarryPotter when he decides to create an infinitely better and more complex version. But you can’t beat free!
  10. Cannedfish

    CLAM Missing tissue

    I really like sponge power for clams.
  11. Cannedfish

    CLAM Missing tissue

    Looks like it was housed with an angel or similar nipping fish...
  12. Cannedfish

    Tana's Custom 54

    Shoot! Everything looking good!! Especially certain frags from a certain unscrupulous South Florida hooligan. (Edit: had to use an adjective that made HP sound edgy and villainous, because the way he is able to grow acros is straight criminal)
  13. Cannedfish

    Power strip ideas??

    Definitely not trying to show off, having read any of my thread you know my tank is basically the living embodiment of the 2002 Nick Nolte mug shot. However, I thought this was a good thread, similar to a thread that inspired me to manage my outlets/cables like I did (for better or for worse), and hoped I could give someone else an idea to improve upon my concept. Unfortunately, as demonstrated above I have am one of those ####ers who definitely would have failed out of the IBEW, because I used Velcro cable ties like my life depended on it. Just choose to hide it behind flexible conduit (or whatever it’s called).
  14. Cannedfish

    Power strip ideas??

    I also use the DJ strip. Been really nice, will probably add some WiFi plugs to it in the near future. I have it mounted below the kitchen counter where the tank sits as demonstrated by the picture below.
  15. Cannedfish

    FS: Lots of reefing Junk

    The caption on the Hydor heater is amazing. It is also oddly tempting...
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