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4/2014

I shreaded one of my calf muscles in march on my left leg. I have been able to
get it back to 95% but am still @ 50% max on the squats and no direct isolation
for the calves till I feel the time is right. I still may meet my goal of 580 Lbs. for 1
Rep Max,but I'm not going to push it. There always next year.
I got tired of constantly adjusting the  coralife 300 skimmer. I bought a Reef Octopus
SRO-5000 EXT recirculating skimmer off of ebay It was a nightmare first the guy posted
I won it @$ 341.00 and $38.00 then he said shipping was screwed up by ebay and it was
actually 127.00 to ship so I sent $70 more. It arrived 3 days later with a broken supply
line that was glued to the main body. I tested the pump and it was shot also and the
collection cups acrylic was splintered. I made a offer of sending back or refund half the
money for the repair of the damages and the new pump(I was planning on upgrading it to
the new Reef Octopus RO-DC pump anyway) so no big deal on that. So he agreed and I
got it for $170.00. It's rated for a 550 gallon system. That's like a + 3 for all you
mrsaltwater reef junkies out there.
5/18/2014
I brought my planer back from the dead.









It was one of the machines flooded in sandy. It took lots of hours and about
$55.00 but work as good as the day I bought it.


I put in a auto top off system I designed and built. I put in a 30 Gallon (Long)
Quarantine Tank

See Them at
Reef Tank Page 8

This is the most recent pic of the 75 gallon reef tank

Whats New
6/8/2014

I finished repairs on the SRO 5000-EXT skimmer. It took some skills but it came out great. Reef octopus still made
parts for the skimmer so the pump and skimmer cup were replaced with new items. It will be in operation very soon.
The PVC pipes were cracked in 4 places but, I had to reuse the parts
were metric and were unique to the skimmer. I machined the broken
parts so I could reuse them and adapted them to use SAE pipe sizes
I bought tanks and equipment from a local seafood store that had put them outside a few days ago.I
negotiated him down to $300 for everything. The sale consisted of 3 large acrylic tanks, A stand for the
big tank, 2 Iwaki MD55RLT Water Pumps, A big blue sediment filter & and (2) 1/4 hp chillers. I
refurbished one of the chillers so far and plan to sell it and make 85-100% of my initial investment back.
Some hard work and all will cleanup just nicely.

7/24/14
   I added 2 new pages to the Reef Tank section Page 9 & 10
I also updated Reef Tank page 7, Whats New, and New Pages
I finished repairs on the SRO 5000-EXT skimmer. It took some skills but it came out great. Reef octopus still made parts
for the skimmer so the pump and skimmer cup were replaced with new items. I spent a total of $225.00 to make it
happen. It's been up and running for over a month now.
The box in front of the skimmer is a
Aqua Logic 1/3 Cyclone Chiller that I
also refurbished and saved a truck load
of cash. See It on : Reef tank pg10
Last weeks leg workout went very good.I work my way back to where I was before I
ripped my calf muscle from the bone. I was working my way to 405 on speed squats and
felt strong that day so I upped the weight and ended up doing 2 reps with 500 Lbs.
Without straining much. I also did heavy seated calf raises this week on leg day with no
prob. On my way to meet the goal I set at the beginning of the year.
I test a wide range of epoxys, resins, glues, mechanical bonding and chemicals
adhesives to see which will hold up to my standards and tough it out long term.
Bonding Cast Acrylic to PVC.....See which methods will work for you.
 Testing completed & results will be posted soon