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Old 10-04-2018, 06:00 PM
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I finished the primer coat for the Metallic Blue Epoxy finish coat which may happen tomorrow . FedEx can't find my delivery of the blue powder or metallic powder.



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Looking good Paul.

I’m in desperate need of many outlets in my garage and all over our house. I’m jealous you have that many.

Too bad you’re retired


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Old 10-05-2018, 06:42 AM
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I am an electrician so for me, it is easy. I still need a lot more in my garage.
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I need to give your buddy Joe a call. He hooked me up with some stuff before.


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Old 10-05-2018, 04:38 PM
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Yeah, call him. He likes to work and I like to be retired as I have a life.
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Floor is finished and it is dry

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Looks amazing!!!


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Thanks. Makes you want to dive in doesn't it?

Today is our 45th wedding anniversary.


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Today I went to my first orientation at the Long Island Aquarium. I will volunteer there for the winter and you have to go to a 6 hour class to make sure you know how to talk to people and not be a Perv.

The first part was the touch tank where they explained to us what a hermit crab, starfish and clam are.
It was exciting and I was on the edge of my seat. (even though I was standing up) Then we went through the bird and butterfly exhibit and to the ray feeding tank. After that we were in a classroom for a talk. We were paired up with someone we didn't know and after five minutes we had to tell all we knew about the other person. I was paired up with an older gentleman, even older than me. He was a Korean War Veteran. So I asked him his name, then he got a phone call that he went outside to answer. He came back five minutes later where the instructor said. "OK Time is up"..

So I had to make up stuff about him .

Next week we go to the back scenes of the place which is what I am interested in. I have been back there before but not as a volunteer.
This place rescues seals, turtles, dolphins, whales and I assume Supermodels. They will rescue anything and they take it back to the aquarium where they have facilities to treat these animals. They are responsible for all of New York State.

I am kind of excited to "work" there as a Volunteer because I like to talk and speak to people. But I will talk to penguins or even wood.
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Today I will run my diatom filter on the tank while I work on other projects. Some algae came back in the tank and my algae scrubber has an algae growth an inch thick. That is probably because for a month or two I didn't rinse the frozen food, but I will start doing that again. I wanted to grow the sponges and other microfauna which I think I accomplished. Now I want to clean it up again. I also have not changed any water since I moved here and with the gravel and all the stuff I brought here from my other house I am sure a lot of stuff rotted in there and turned into algae.

It's all good and natural and everything is growing and looks extremely healthy. The pipefish are full of eggs and the fireclowns constantly spawn.
I don't have any other paired fish now so that's all the spawning I have. I want some more interesting, small fish but have not found any yet.
All the corals look better than they ever did.

Next week, weather permitting I will collect some water. I like to change some water about 5 times a year and it's due.
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